Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Relaxing bill book


My son moved back home recently since he is getting a divorce and needed to set up a new system for his bills. He liked my notebook system, so wanted one of his own. For some reason, he didn’t like my pink flowery notebook!

This little scene actually works for 365 Cards challenge 24, Setting the Scene. I used SU’s Backwoods set, and the actual scene was inspired by the amazing Michelle Zindorf’s card.

I actually created, stamped, colored and sponged this scene 3 times. No brayering for me as I am brayer challenged! The first time, I didn’t like it. The second time Andrew didn’t like it. Third time is a charm and this is the end result. When I stamped this, I didn’t own a mirror stamp *gasp* so I stamped my mirror image on acetate then placed on my card stock. It works, but after countless failed attempts, I decided to buy a mirror stamps, which I got at Michael’s with a coupon for about $5.00.

I’m a little disappointed I only managed one challenge on this little creation. Maybe tomorrow’s project will cover a couple of challenges!

Have a wonderful day!

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13 comments:

Mary said...

Oh, Michelle, this is absolutely gorgeous! You did a fabulous job on the reflected image!! WOW!!!

Jennie said...

What a beautiful scene you created! Love it...and so relaxing for doing yucky bills :o)

MrsETaylor said...

stunning scene. Love what you've done here

Wendy said...

WOW!! Gorgeous! You did a beautiful job on the notebook. I'll bet your DS will have no problem carrying that around. :)

Cheryl Walker said...

WOW this is sooo BEAUTIFUL!!! You did a wonderful job on this. I bet try'n to do that mirror image technique is hard. I have never tried before, and might just have to now!! :) Anyways I love this and im sure your son does tooo:)

Very sweet of you:)

Hugs,
Cheryl

Lisa Trombitas - www.stampwithlisat.com said...

What a great scene you created here! As soon as I have some time (snort!) I'm gonna try some of Michelle's tutorials, too!

Judy Rozema said...

What a fantastic idea! You did a wonderful job on the reflection. A beauty!

my5bratz said...

this is STUNNING!!!! good to see your'e keeping up with the 365s too, so am I...JUST!!

I havent even heard of a mirror stamp (gulp)..lol
thats what living in the land of digi does..hehe...go ahead, jump in..I dare ya!!! lol

sorry to hear the news about Andrew :0( hope he's OK :0)

Stampin'GHmom said...

Wow this is beautiful! TFS!

Crafty Creations by Cindy and Maria said...

Wow, incredible! I just tried to use my brayer last night and it was disasterous! I really have to give it another "go" when I have more time (and paper) to waste !

Kendra said...

So, I love what you did for your son... never heard of a mirror stamp and I've never used a brayer either (eek... better get with the program I guess!) Thanks for sharing & wishing the best for your son!

Cindy said...

What a beautiful scene! You did a fantastic job!! Good luck to your son!

Michelle said...

absolutely gorgeous... TFS!