rainy day fun!!

April 13, 2006

we woke this morning to the sound of rain! decent rain this time! the type that sets in & fills dams. the type that puts a smile on everyone’s face! 🙂

its been a frustrating couple of weeks – with not enough rain to be useful, but enough to disrupt shearing. we had hoped to be finished by easter but the team only managed 2 & a half days over the last 2 weeks.

but today was a day to celebrate! to plough thru the mud to the house dam & watch the water run in … to watch the kids puddle jumping … to tune into a BPS chat with donna downey – such fun!! … & to play in my studio … life is good!

coby posted an embossing challenge at blue bazaar – to use dry or heat embossing to create something. it was the perfect opportunity to use some opals! i used a lovely red shade (rosevears) & heat embossed onto a heart shape. then used a flower stamp while it was still wet & enhanced the design with gold metallic rubons when it cooled. this is the oversized tag i made with it – loving these rich reds ATM!


materials: MM cranberry paper, ribbon & tiny tag, foofala paper, 7gypsies paper, distress ink (fired brick & antique paper), opals (rosevears), metallic rubons (gold)

this week, the girls at BB were also talking about overlockers & whether anyone had tried using one for scrapbooking. mine has been sitting on the shelf – unused since my sewing days – so i decided to give it a go! i attached the denim to a manilla tag & overlocked the edges. the design was inspired by one of madi’s hats – its denim with rows of white stitching & sequin flowers. *love* how this one worked out!


materials: MM (spring) & AMM (herbenella) rubons, Queen & Co Fab flowers & sprinkles (kissy fit), may arts ribbon.


One comment

  1. Gotta love those Queen and co. sequins and sprinkles Charleigh.Super cute tags… you are so productive…Glad to hear you are getting some decent rain to help fill up the dams and keep you guys going out there… shame about the shearing though.

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