My buddy Michele Boyer (shel9999) and I have another Just For Fun challenge to share with you! Perhaps you saw our first Just For Fun challenge last month, but in case you didn't, here's the gist of it: one of us picks out a stamp, the other selects and sends patterned paper. Then, on a given day at a given time, we reveal to each other -- and all of you -- what we came up with. Fun, fun, fun!
June's paper: a coordinating paisley and plaid from the Magnolia collection by My Minds Eye
At first I was going to make a wine tag like my friend Kristi (kmallett78; yeah, I agree -- she needs to bite the bullet and start a blog. I keep telling her, but she doesn't listen to me. Maybe your telepathic powers will push her over the edge...) made here, but when I went to look for some sort of template, I couldn't find one. I let out a big, fat, heavy *sigh* because I always prefer other people to create the wheel instead of having to do it myself. I trudged to the wine rack and got out a bottle to figure out the dimensions, and it hit me: wouldn't it be easier to just make a wine label?! My lazy self agreed, so that's what I did using the 8.5" x 11" white adhesive sheets of paper I bought a few months ago from Papertrey Ink. Here are the results:
The sentiment is by Inky Antics; it was a happy little twist of fate that her leg fit perfectly in the middle of it. Her Wilma Flintsone-ish necklace is made from small Swarovski crystals. The wine glasses and the wine bottle she's holding are covered in Sakura Glaze pen to give them a glassy sheen. The lace at the top of her dress was dotted with Liquid Pearls, and her hair has gold Copic Spica highlights.
I think this is either a bottle of Pinot Noir or Merlot -- I can't remember and it doesn't say on the back. I just remember it had a rooster on the front. But I liked that the blue foil around the top coordinated with our patterned paper. (<-- obviously I'm a true connoisseur...). I know red wine is supposed to be better for you, but I'm a white wine girl, myself. And not Chardonnay, if I can help it -- it's too oak-y. I prefer something a little lighter. My favorite reasonably priced wines are Pepi Pinot Grigio and Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc. And, believe it or not, I can get both of them right here in Claremore, America. Besides being light and crisp, they have the fabulous feature of a screw top! Now, before you get all snobby on me, hear me out: this makes these perfect for picnics, RVing, etc., and it eliminates cork rot. Have you ever had a wine go bad from cork rot? Tastes like you're drinking Ultra Clean.
Now, before you run out and buy a case or two of Pepi or Pine Ridge, stop by Michele's blog and see what she's created. I'm sure it will be fabulous and make mine seem like I must have been hitting the bottle when I made it...
Stamps: Winobella by Stamping Bella, Great Minds by Inky Antics
Paper: Paper Basics Adhesive Paper by Papertrey Ink, patterned paper from Magnolia collection by My Minds Eye
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Taken With Teal (SU!)
Accessories: Nestabilities, Copic Sketch & Spica markers, Sakura glaze pen, Swarovski crystals, ribbon, Liquid Pearls, bottle of wine.
Well, since I had the paper out, I thought I'd avoid those dirty dishes and that laundry calling my name and participate in this week's MFT Sketch Challenge. Here's a little MFTeaser of the new MINI set being released this Wednesday, Call Me! Kinda bright, but I kinda likey stuff that way...
For more Teasers of the newest MFT sets, lookie here. And be sure to join us on Wednesday evening (9-11 p.m. EST/8-10 p.m. CST) for MFT's New Release Cocktail Party/2nd Birthday Party/Kim's FORTIETH Celebration in the MFT Member Company Forum on SCS. With so much to celebrate, there are going to be discounts galore, like...
*$2.00 US shipping for orders under $40, and for Intl orders and US orders over $40, they'll receive the same $2.75 discount until July 15th.
*FIRST 50 orders will receive a full sized Stickles glitter glue!
*The Girl Who Wants It All special for the July Collection is $49.95.
Plus, you'll learn how you can become the next MFT Guest Designer. And if that weren't enough -- and surely it is -- I do have a little surprise in store for my friend Cammie. You'll need to be there to see it, though, because I don't think I want it tarnishing my sweet and innocent blog...
Supplies used --
Stamps: Call Me! by MFT
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Georgia Pacific white, patterned paper from the Magnolia collection by My Mind's Eye
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Sketch Markers, Nestabilities, black pen for floor boards, brads, ribbon, felt flower, button, embroidery thread, Dimensionals