Saturday, August 22, 2009

Autumn Harvest


I know you are all use to seeing Andrew mentioned here, but today is about my wonderful 11 year old, Shane.

Have you ever colored an image on watercolor paper (or any paper for that matter) and had your card stock warp? Try as you might, you can't get it to flatten out. I've done this before and one night while struggling with an image, fussing about and getting frustrated I gave up. I re-did the entire image only to have the paper warp again. Too much water right? Yeah, I know.

Shane saw me fussing over this and getting frustrated. He came up with the idea to run my image through my "green bug" as he called it. I tried explaining how to use the machine and how I didn't think that would help when he looked at me all exasperated and told me. . . 'No, Mom, just put the picture in there are on the piece of paper, then run it through the machine.' DUH! It was pretty clear to him! HMMMMM? Could he be onto something? Nah! He's 11 and calls it the "green bug".

Well, maybe. It's worth a try, right? Can't hurt, right?

So, I tried it - A Plate, B Plate, mounted image, C Plate and TA DA! perfectly flat!

I swear my kid is a genius I tell ya! That'll teach me to doubt him Well, I used that same technique on this image and you could never even tell it was warped before I started.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!



Stamps: SU Autumn Harvest, Lovely as a Tree

CS and DP: SU Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry

Inks, markers and coloring tools: SU Markers

Extra goodies: Versamark, EP,
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19 comments:

Vicki said...

Oh Michelle, this card is gorgeous! Great colors and detailing! You are truly blessed with those sons! How wonderful they share and are ready to help! Great tip, too, Thanks Shane! Blessings to you all!

Sue Stampin Daly said...

Very pretty, love those pumpkins

Ramona said...

Aewsome. So pretty. I love your card. It is just right!

TannyP said...

Turned out beautifully =) Guess it just goes to show that sometimes we just need to think a little more kiddish. Genius!

Love the new look!

Paige said...

Beautiful images! The card is altogether stunning! So it is true, our kids really are smarter than us!

Jackie said...

Love your card Michelle and tfs the story about your son! It made my day!!

JazzyH said...

I just love fall and the colors.

Payne Holler Cards said...

hi there, love this card and our kids can amaze us!!! I'm in here from blog over at SCS but admire your work over on STV also... :))
Linda

Gina said...

Great idea from your son! Love the coloring on those pumpkins.

Kirstin said...

I love that Shane calls it the green bug!! He is a genius!!

This is absolutely beautiful!!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Lovely scene you created. Nice colors. How clever your son is to come up with a solution to your problem. And what a great use of the bug.

Sew-Ink said...

Beautiful card!

Cathleen said...

Wow! This is fantastic, I love the pumpkins and love the water coloring...kids are so smart!

susanwilliamsrn said...

love the card...you did a great job with the colors..

susanwilliamsrn said...

i left you something on my blog...to go pick up

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

Smart kid and a lovely card! I love the way you coloured it!

Jennifer Talley said...

Your card is beautiful! Also, thanks for sharing your son's tip! I will have to try that one!

Kristin said...

surrounded by those smart sons!! ha, what's a girl to do but keep on finding neat stamping things for them to try :-)... awesome card ;-)

shellpole said...

Great story....kids often see the clear course and it is good to listen to them...even my hubby knows the cuttlebug machine!