Sunday, September 29, 2013

Me & You

Me & You!
I wanted to make this for my husband.  Something nice just
to tell him how much he means to me.
I liked the sketch challenge from the Sweet Stop Challenge blog.
They always have great sketches.
I used some really antique looking paper from Simple Stories - Documented.
I also used some brown paper to use behind my stamp.
I wanted it to have a leathery/antiquey look.  I thought it made for a nice touch.
I tore the brown paper first, then I wet the paper.  I know, that was really hard for me to do.  (I'm still trying to get used to this process.)  Next I crumpled the paper up, unwaded it, then let it dry out.  I found that if you can put it in front of a fan without it blowing away, then it dries a lot faster.
It gave the paper a nice look for this project.
And I was so excited!!  I found a stamp that I had been admiring for some
time, but I didn't know who made the stamp.  But this past weekend, I found it!
It is Explorer made by Penny Blossom. 
They have some really fabulous digi stamps.  You MUST check them out.
And they even offer a freebie.  That way you can try it first.  But I had to buy more of course.  They are really great!
Next I decided to add another magnifying glass.  One that I could write "YOU" in.  Then I used my Tim Holtz numbers to trace out the "&" sign.
I was really proud of myself for making this magnifying glass.  I'm not really a drawer, so it was a miracle that I was able to draw it.
I used the Epiphany circle cutter and the bubble caps to make it look
more like a magnifying glass.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Sweet Stop - sketch challenge
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Anything Goes


  1. What a really creative card! I love the way you used the sketch! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sweet Stop!

  2. Good job with the sketch. I like the crinkled paper. Thanks for playing along with The Sweet Stop! Looking forward to seeing your creations at our next challenge. ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21