Stampotique Twinkie is hanging onto the banner for my coworker's birthday card. Is it any surprise that Stampotique is on my short-list of very much loved stamps. I adore the intricacy of Daniel Torrents' designs and the whimsy of Jill Penney, Kira Nichols and Jo Capper-Sandon.
I fashioned a little birthday hat out of washi tape for Twinkie and coloured him in with markers. The background is weathered wood and vintage photo distress inks. Recognize my much loved brick stencil? It definitely has gotten its fair share of use lately.
The card has some nice dimension. It was fun adding a little free-hand and I love the birthday hat.
We're right in the middle of the holiday season and I have to admit the past week has been on the craft-slow side. I have two winter layouts floating around in my head and I have to break the seal on my newly received Gelli plate gift. My hesitation is mainly due to time commitment and partly due to perfectionism. Silly.
Alex and I have been spending a lot of time in the science world. He received the Smithsonian series for Chanukah and I bought a science kit from Scholastic. Hours of incredible fun. Does the baking soda/vinegar reaction (both in test tube and on a four-year old's face) ever get old? Seriously. We did that experiment three days ago and he's still talking about it. Now we're trying to grow navy beans, we excavated a T-Rex and Alex built a 100 piece puzzle all on his own. The excavation layout will come eventually - watch for it. I have a crazy idea using a live photo from our Royal Tyrell Museum trip. It will be something similar to the graffiti tag I made in June 2013.
Thanks for stopping in and I hope that your holiday season is filled with joy, laughter and lots of wonder.