Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday Morning Sweethearts...

You probably know that I teach Sunday school, and direct our Children's Choir. My class ranges in age from three-year olds to kindergartners. They are naturally funny. Little Miss H., who is three, came down to the fellowship hall where I was sharpening colored pencils for one of our crafts. She's dressed all pretty in a little white dress with a full tulle skirt. She looks up at me and clear out of the blue says, "I don't have to listen to you!" I wanted to bust out laughing, but instead said, "Oh...why not?" Little Miss H. says, "Because I'm a princess!"   Can't argue much with that! I've been laughing about it ever since!

I actually do have a card. Started it yesterday and finished it up after church. It's going over to the Lawnscaping Challenge, where we're to try a new technique. Didn't figure I'd play with this one, but as it turns out, I'm getting more brave these last few days, at least as far as trying new things in papercrafting.  My last two cards involved stenciling, which was a new technique for me, but since I've already posted cards with stenciling, I thought I'd branch out. I've got one here with embossing paste. Well....sort of... I didn't have any of the real stuff, so I took a hint from dear friend, Anita, and used some spackle, which I tinted. To mix the color in, I grabbed a disposable knife. Loved the ridges it left in the mixing process, so decided to go with it on the card. You'll see...



Here 'tis:




Don't the stars look like corduroy? Love how they turned out! All the stamps are from LF. Black SU ink, MS chunky white glitter. Scraps of yellow and blue card stock (yay!), and a Neenah white base. And since I'm behind on commenting, and emails, I've got to run for this afternoon. Happy Palm Sunday everyone!

ETA: Anita (dear friend that you are!...) let me know I should link up to the Colour Me Challenge. So will do! Thanks, Anita!!

20 comments:

Anita in France said...

Well, you just can't take issue with a princess! How sweet ... aren't those littlies cute? I love the blue and yellow, Bev ... all spring like and gorgeous! Way to go on using 'embossing paste' (and thanks for the shout-out!)... what fabulous texture on those blue stars ... and on that amazing chunky glitter! You've knocked this challenge out of the park, my dear friend ... and you could link up to Colour Me too ... your colours are an exact match! Hugs, Anita :)

Lynn said...

Wow! Bev! This is awesome. I'll admit that the embossing paste scares me, but your card is amazing! Love the dimension from the paste and all the sparkle. And cracking up laughing about Mrs. H!

Lynn said...

Woops...miss H!

Kim Heggins said...

Bev, that is such a sweet story and is why I love teaching preschool so much, you can never make up what they tell you, it is such a joy to be around all the little sweeties! Your card is just too darn sweet. I love your adorable little bird surround by all those sweet stars.
Happy Palm Sunday to you too, one of my favorite days at church.

Kim Heggins said...

oops...keep meaning to write to you to thank you for the best birthday card ever! I love the gorgeous colors and that you personalized it too...you much share, please...

Shannon J said...

Ack!!! Love it to pieces, Bev! Sparkle!!! Never even thought to use that! And I love the results! Loved the story about your little student!! I'm going to try that with my boss at work!!! Haha!

lostinpaper said...

Both the 'corduroy' stars and the glittery letters rock!

Susanne Vargas said...

How wonderful that you dare to play with stencils and embossing paste! Your card is adorable, especially the "corduroy" stars!

laurelbeard said...

Wow, tinted spackle! How clever! Thanks so much for joining us at the Lawnscaping challenge this week!

Tracey McNeely said...

This is fantastic Bev!

Geri said...

Well dear friend...you 'spackled up' some mighty fine faux corduroy stars!!!

A fabulous creation that is one of the sweetest baby boy cards EVER! I love th the wee bird chirping his sweet hello! And speaking of baby, your bedazzled "baby" is "tres cool". I love the dainty yellow scalloped border too!

Yep, shout outs headed your way!

Anita Krul said...

What an adoarble baby card! Great use of the colours! Thanks for playing at Colour Me...! this week!

Bobby said...

Out of the mouths of babes. That's why our congregation loves the Children's Message. You never know what they're going to say.

I think your corduroy stars are great and I say "whatever works". If I didn't have embossing paste, I might try grout although I'd be afraid it would flake off.

Karin Åkesdotter said...

So SWEET! Love your stars and glittery letters! Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping.

cm said...

We had a 'mind meld', Bev, because this weekend I bought a small container of polyfilla (under $5) to give my 'one' stencil a go (I used an only library card as my knife), and it worked wonders! I haven't created anything show-worthy yet; more practice required. Much more. Not quite sure how to add colour; inks before using? Or after? More pondering and researching required! Your card is totally darling! Corduroy blue and yellow stars, sparkly baby...adorable to the nth degree! As for the little princess' comment: tooo funny! Sounds like another little princess I know! Hugs~c

Christiana said...

Such a sweet card! Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

Kim S said...

Hey Bev!! It's been too long since I've been here - and I am going to enjoy catching up. I can't believe you have stretched to embossing paste! I've just done my first few cards with it too. I love your corduroy look (I work way too hard at getting it all smooth - and now I see how nice some texture is - thx!!)

Darnell J Knauss said...

WOW, go you, Bevie! Way to follow in the clever Anita's footsteps and you did a brilliant job of it! I wish you and your family a Happy Easter, my friend!! Hugs, Darnell

Deepti said...

hahaha I just cant stop laughing over the Miss H incident you shared, It must be so much fun to see these little one come out with something totally unexpected :)
Its awesome that u are trying new things and spackle is real cool idea. Love ur sweet card :)

Kylie said...

Ooooh, what a clever idea! I don't have embossing paste either but that tip is just great! Love the effect - it DOES look like corduroy. And the sparkle of the baby looks amazing!