Monday, September 7, 2015

Craft Room Update + Goodbye Summer Card

Last week was certainly a BUSY one! I'm so thankful to have this 3 day weekend to relax, get the house straightened out, and CRAFT with my lonely supplies. I think they're starting to feel neglected.. woops.

Before I get to my summer fun card, I wanted to share the latest picture of my craft room update.

These photos are straight from my Instagram feed, so be sure to follow @rwkrafts for even more house updates! I decided to torture myself all day yesterday by installing some wallpaper into the backs of the built in shelves. It was annoying, but it got finished around Midnight last night. But I LOVE the result! Completely worth the trouble!

When Ms. Susan Opel assigns a card challenge I am sure to be there!! I used my newest My Favorite Things stamp set 'BB Penguins in Paradise' to create this goodbye summer card...

My favorite part about this card is the penguin's sunburned belly :) I just had to give him some color on his skin as the sun set behind him!

The penguin and palm tree were colored with Prismacolor Pencils, then fussy cut with my detail scissors. I used an old MFT Wave die to make the sand, and a basic circle die for the focal point. The sunset was blended using Distress Inks "Squeezed Lemonade", "Picked Raspberry", and "Seedless Preserves". The sand was blended using "Scattered Straw" and "Brushed Corduroy", then flicked with water to pick up some color.

Finally, I heat embossed the sentiment in black and created a faux pop up banner. I kinda want to join him and get thoroughly sun burned.

Enjoy your Labor Day and stay safe! We're getting ready to grill some hamburgers yum yum yummmm

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  1. Hello, Rachel, I love your card! The sunburned penguin is just adorable. I came across your blog via MFTS (one of my favorites), & read that you are also from CT like myself. I currently reside in the Danbury area, but am hoping to move closer to MA in the near future. It's nice to "meet" someone with similar interests in the area... I haven't found any other crafty young ladies near me yet. :\ Good luck with the contest! :D

  2. The wallpaper on your shelf was worth all the looks gorgeous
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  3. Beautiful colours and cute sunburned belly!
    Good luck with the MFT Superstar challenge!

  4. cute card but I hate to say goodbye to summer! (I think if I had this set I'd just use it year round and make my own summer!)

  5. HAHAHA so adorable! His belly looks like my skin in the sun! :)