It's also Election Day, so today I'm joining the virtual tea party with treats purchased at an Election Day bake sale. My polling place happens to be an elementary school, and the PTA there raises a little money by selling baked goods and hot drinks to the voters. Everything was delicious!
|Supplies: stickers & background paper from Bo Bunny; starry paper from Studio Calico; chalkboard paper from Simple Stories; old book pages; fabric scraps; stamp from Paper Inspirations; black ink from Hero Arts; merlot ink from Clearsnap; flair badge & grid sticker negative from October Afternoon; buttons upcycled from old clothing; clock faces & decorative tape from We Call Her Happydaks; paint from Ranger; thread from DMC; pen from Zig; mini stapler.|
As usual, I also have some artwork to share today. I've played along with the current sketch challenge at Scrap Africa...
|image source: http://scrapafrica.blogspot.com/2013/11/sketch-no23.html|
...only I've rotated the sketch 180 degrees.
I've combined the Scrap Africa challenge with color inspiration from the Color Room.
|image source: http://www.thecolorrooms.com/1/post/2013/10/tcr-palette-162.html|
On this layout I used a photo of my husband. This photo is left over from the Uno layout that I made this past summer. Since I didn't need to retell the story of how our family likes to play Uno, I decided simply to let this page be a sort of visual love letter to my husband.
I had fun using some artsy techniques. To create the swirl patterns on the felt, I placed a background stamp face up, draped the felt over it, and rubbed the felt with an ink pad. It's kind of like the grown-up version of crayon rubbings. :)
I made the most of an alphabet sticker sheet by repurposing the negative piece as a mask.
Liquid Pearls paint in "Bisque" gave the masked image a creamy, shiny, almost mirror-like look.
That's all from me for today. Hope that your day is going well. Happy T-Day! :)