Is it just me or is everyone feeling a tad chilly? My winter cardigans have been dragged out already .. .. and been worn!!! Shock horror!!!
I am so not ready for summer to end yet.
A quick play with the sketch from over at Sketch Saturday kicked my day off today:
Image: Penny Black "3377K" Whispers (I bet you all thought I had lost this much loved stamp as it hasn't appeared on my blog for a while LOL!!!)
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat "Tiny Celebration Sentiments"
Backing Paper: Pink Petticoat "Snow Daisies" part of a Christmas Selection
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: "Stylized Flowers"
Memento Ink Pad: Rich Cocoa for rubbing inside the embossing folder before Cuttlebugging
Josy Rose: Nail Heads and Acrylic Domes
I was asked after my Sunday Snippet make how I manage to get my stickles so straight around the edge of my image and sentiment edges .. .. and do I use a ruler.
The answer is no. No ruler.
In an effort to help here are my little tips:
1. I store my Stickles upside down so there aren't any air bubbles in the nozzle
2. I test on a piece of scrap before I get anywhere near my project
3. I run the nozzle of the Stickles bottle along the edge of my work - squeezing gently in one continuous run. If any is thicker than I want I either push it back in line or remove it with a scalpel
4. This might be a case of sharing too much (sorry if it is but it is all in the name of artistic creativity and sharing) but the bottle contents work much better if the bottle is warm. So as I start my card I pop the bottle into my rather ample cleavage to warm the contents up. By the time I need to use them the Stickles are warmed up perfectly LOL!!! The embarrassing thing is when you forget you put the bottle there and open the front door to the delivery folk with an extra bulge in your top!!!
and that is it. Hopefully everyone will get on better with their Stickles now.
If you fancy playing along with the Sketch Saturday Challenge then this is the sketch for this week
That is me for today.
It is my baby boy's 30th birthday today .. .. and as he is playing at a gig tonight we are having a birthday snack in his lunch hour .. so I had better make myself look respectable for him .. .. and make sure the Stickles bottle is no longer nestled down my top!!!
Have a good day everyone.