Thursday, July 28, 2011

Daisies~


I love daisies for their simplicity.  They are such cheerful flowers.  I cut this piece based on a snapshot of some daisies that once added a spot of loveliness in my garden.    

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Withered Weather~

How could this happen?  I am SO guilty!  I am a very structured person, but I had just allowed my self-control to go berserk as my imagination thundered beyond control leaving me caught in a full-blown brain storm!  It seemed all so justified as my mind raced through the endless possibilities.  I could just hear my daddy-o's advice to 'think outside the box'.  And THAT was the clincher!  After all, I WAS 'thinking outside the box'.

I had purchased some shrink film from the local craft shop all in the name of summertime fun for my boys.  I had plans to help them outline their chubby, little hands and draw squiggly smileys in the middle. Then we would cut them out, shrink them in the oven, and attach them to their jacket pulls.  That was the 'simple' brainstorm I had when looking at the product on the shelf.

However...

...on our way home, this brainstorm completely derailed as others quickly ensued.  What would happen if I 'paper' cut a design on the film and then shrunk it in the oven?  This sounded delightfully tempting...so, I decided to give it a try and in doing so found myself completely guilty of hijacking an item that was purchased with my boys in mind.  

And as you can see, my self-control was still running rampant at this point.  This is a photo of the trial piece all cut and ready for the oven.  It is 6 1/4". 


And this is the finished snowflake shrunk down to 2 1/2".

At this point, I think this piece qualifies as withered weather! 


Definately fun and interesting!

Guilty? yes. 

Sorry?  Let's just say the brain storms have not subsided.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Java Time~


Little can compare to a great cup of coffee! 

This 8"x20" cutting is destined for an Ohio home where it will hang above Deb's doorway in her coffee-themed kitchen.  She will be greeted after each long, stressful workday with a special cup of java.  So, grab a cup, pull up a chair!