Sunday, November 21, 2010

French Foliage, Fun, Felt, Frozen, Frolicking

I just got done with a weekend filled with tons of fun and art and general busy goodness. Saturday morning, I taught my Felted Cardstock class at Scrapology with old and new friends. It was a blast and I think everyone probably had a nap afterwards, because I wore them out! Scrapology is a spectacular store, and the owner is such a sweet lady. If you live in Austin, you really need to pop by. I'll be teaching there again on December 18th - we will be making thank you cards for all those Christmas presents you're going to get!

Then after the class, we raced to San Antonio for a wedding, which was tons of fun. An amazingly talented young lady in the family made cupcakes for the reception, and the pumpkin one with cinnamon frosting that I had was a complete religious experience. You would totally marry that cupcake!

This morning, my sister and I hit the Etsy Austin Craft Riot where we saw some awe-inspiring crafty creations. One girl made these gorgeous Tsumami Kanzashi flowers that we just loved. There were some really talented illustrators there too with fantastic cards and prints.

Then we hit East Austin for the East Austin Studio Tour, which has been redonkulously supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. There are so many world-class artists in Austin, and we got to see their homes, studios, work in progress, pets - everything. There were hundreds of studios on the tour and we did as many as we could on the two days that we went. Next year, we are putting on the Everest backpacks, getting a sherpa, and we are going to do every one, by golly!

One of my favorites today was Rob Rough. Here's one of my faves, with a giant bunneh.Look at this painting. Then look at it after knowing that those "paintings" were made with bleach on black denim! The pic doesn't do the detail and the technique justice. The range of light and dark he gets with this technique just made us gasp. He was a really nice guy, too.

So after all that amazing art, I feel funny bringing you a lowly card, but it's what I have - pa-rum-pa-pum-pum :)
I made this with emboss resist on the Newsprint DSP with the French Foliage set. I rubbed it with Pear Pizazz, and then Early Espresso. Of course, I then had to spray that whole thing with Gold Smooch Spritz. Then I stamped the leaves again on Pear Pizazz with Early Espresso and cut them out for the bottom. The circle I made with my circle die. Very easy Thanksgiving card. (All supplies Stampin' Up!)

Now I'm really in the mood for Thanksgiving themed crafts now that I have like five seconds between now and the actual holiday. Got any cute little turkey favor type things you feel like sharing with me? Leave me a link! :)


  1. Here's one for ya, Lydia! ;)

  2. Awww, your card is awesome, you're too modest!

  3. Gorgeous card Lydia, those leaves look ...well, real!


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