I’m back again with the last 3 cards and challenges for this year’s SAF event. I haven’t had a lot of time this weekend to take my own sweet time and play, but I do have a whack load of cards for my stash so that makes me happy! First up is another card for the Pins and Needles challenge. I love to stitch on cards, but don’t think I’ve done too many stitching through the sentiment cards. Love how this turned out!
So I think this Unconventional Materials challenge was the most fun although I wasn’t going to participate! Isn’t that the way it always goes. It surely was the one with the best story… I needed some air this morning so I went down to the closest hardware store, Princess Auto. First off, how do you love that name? Is it just in Canada?
Truth be told, it felt a little weird being in there without the DH! HA! If I HAVE to go with him, I usually spend my time playing the game I made up, “How Many Pink Things Can You Find at the Hardware Store.” Like this…
I was roaming the aisles and even had a man ask me what I was going to polish when I was looking closely at things in the polishing aisle. It was hard to explain that I was looking for things to use in an unconventional way. He said he was only asking because he was very good at polishing and just wanted to see if I needed help :) Sweet! Or maybe it was a pick up line! HA! I finally found my items, some presto pins (no idea what they are for) and 3 bolts with a cool design on the top.
I came in just under $10 Canadian, taxes included! With the crappy exchange, I should have been able to spend $15! LOL!
I used the tops of the bolts to create my background paper. I stamped the image in gold pigment ink and embossed in gold powder!
Then I layered the Presto pin under the Thanks to hold it up and continue the gold accents.
The Make it Work Challenge was my last card. I kind of struggled with this one and am still kind of thinking I want to makeover the makeover card! LOL I had a watercolour experiment left over as well as a “Just Because” sentiment.
I made a flower out of the paper and added some autumn paper and an apple to create a teacher card, my favourite kind of card to make :)
Well, that’s all! My last post tonight will be the finale! Thanks so much for visiting :) Group hug!