While on the hunt for my seam ripper...I KNOW - you'd think with my deplorable sewing skills my seam ripper would be readily reachable - but for some reason - it was 'hiding'.
While pawing through the area that I was SURE my ripper would be holed up in I glanced around and what caught my eye? A round sponge! It still had the label and price tag on it. Unused. Sad little sponge. How many years ago did I buy that? WHY did I buy it?
So in true "squirrel" fashion. I quickly forgot about the seam ripper, grabbed the sponge, and ran for my acrylic paints! (Acrylic paints that were 'transferred' to me from my sista Gailey. Yes "transfer" is the correct verb. If you've read my blog posts in the past you may be familiar with ToC - Transfer of Crap.) It is a genetic affliction that is deeply embedded in several of my family members...
Forgotten. Forlorn. Forsaken. The Sponge AKA Porifera.
Since I had the paint out and was getting acquainted with my porous little sphere I made several backgrounds to be used at a later date. After I made four of these using random colors. I remembered a fan-folded butterfly set that I bought in the clearance aisle at Hobby Lobby. It had nearly identical colors to one of the backgrounds. Whooop! Whooop!
~White base card
~Sponge painted background using acrylic paints
~Coral cardstock die cut flourishes
~Party Butterflies by Pebbles
~Sentiment by Jen Long (Sizzix)
Challenges | Inspirations
Just Us Girls - photo inspiration (butterfly teapot)
Case This Sketch - sketch
Alphabet Challenge - anything with wings
Daring Cardmakers - up in the air
Southern Girls - use a die
Here's to discovering unused treasures, going with my inner squirrel, and using transfer of crap (ToC) items!
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Nancy in Iowa