Aug 13 2008

Window Dressing Faux Brick

Here is my cat, Bleach, sitting in the window!  Really!  It does look like her!

When I saw this set, I thought it would be perfect for the Faux Brick technique from Technique Junkies Newsletter’s last issue, June/July 2008.  So I tried to replicate how a house would look…the bottom is brick and the top (using the Twill stamp) is wood siding.  Fun!  The brick color is Creamy Caramel with Basic Gray speckles in it.

The base card is our new Bali Breeze cardstock.  The window I stamped in Basic Gray and used my watercolors to color.  The shutters I cut from Creamy Caramel and used the crimper..then rubbed Basic Gray over the ridges.  I stamped the cat on Basic Gray, used the speckles stamp and cut out and placed her in the window.  The Kraft taffeta ribbon hides the seam between the "Faux Brick" and the Basic Gray "siding".

I’m anxiously waiting for my new catalog order to arrive tomorrow.  I already told the UPS guy today that he’d be back tomorrow with TWO boxes for me!  He said "that doesn’t surprise me!"  Hmmm, wonder if he has several SU demos on his route?

I’m slowly crossing off all the "to do" items on my list.  Oops…forgot about dinner.  Maybe I can convince my hubby to take me out tonight!  Have a great evening!