Friday, April 22, 2011
Sun and Clouds
My back and shoulder muscles have been challenging me for several months. Thanks to physical therapy and some ergonomic changes, things have been getting better the last few weeks. I've even started an outdoor painting project! Some things create more fuss than others and papercrafting can be one of those things, or not, just depending on the day. The last couple of days, I've needed to find a little easier way of doing things and have stayed away from intricate cuts and coloring.
I decided to make my Cricut do some of the work. I cased this card from Laina Lamb at Two Peas. Here is her original card set: die cut cards
For mine, I used SCAL software and the Cricut to cut my clouds and sun. One thing I have no trouble doing is spending ages going through papers and playing with patterns and colors to find good combos. This card is a mix of October Afternoon collections with just a touch of Cosmo Cricket.
This card is really appropriate here today for it has been raining all morning and just now the sun has peaked through for the first time, though I'm confident it won't dry up enough to paint :-) Hope you are having a great day!
Oh and I got a terrific start this morning when I opened my e-mail and saw that I was the blog candy winner from Rainy's (Susan) lovely blog Rainy Day Creations. Thanks, Susan!
Ingredients: Stamp for greeting: Inkadinkado Ink: Prussian Blue by Colorbox
DSP: various October Afternoon 8x8 pads; Material Girl from Cosmo Cricket
DMC embroidery Floss
Cardstock: Sahara Sand by Stampin' Up!