Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Fresh Watermelon

Ah, Sweet sweet summer! I made this watermelon tag shaped sign for a few reasons.

1. I was preparing for a Cricut demonstration at my local scrapbook store.
2. My kitchen is watermelon themed.
3. I wanted to try out the Tim Holtz crackle paint.

Strangely enough this sign has it's home in my craft room and not my kitchen...I think it is time I move it!

*Update on the fridge situation** Well speaking of our kitchen....we bought a new Kitchen Aid bottom mount freezer today, it is plugged in and already cold!! Yeah! It has a water dispenser inside the fridge, kinda weird, but I hope it feels nice and comfortable in our home and it plans on staying for a loooong time! Now I just need to go grocery shopping because we only own condiments at this time...hahaha. Really I just have to laugh at this whole situation, because who has luck as horrible as us??? I do have to thank God our bad luck is with materials and not our family and our health....Yup that's me always looking for the bright side!

Supplies: Tag shaped chipboard; dark green, light green, magenta, and black cardstock; black acrylic paint; Tim Holtz Distress crackle paint in 'antique linen'; 'Fresh' die cut from Opposites attract Cricut cartridge; 'Melon 5 cents' and watermelon shape (circles cut in 1/2) cut from George and Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge; tear drop punch by Fiskars; embossing ink; Fuchia ultra thick embossing enamel by Ranger; black ink by Memories; green embroidery floss; pink sheer ribbon by Offray; black & white gingham ribbon; and Stampin' Up embossing gun.
I love how the embossing powder came out a little textured like a real watermelon slice!! It looks so shiny and moist that I want to eat it!!! Don't you just LOVE crackle much texture it sure looks great on top of that black acrylic paint!

On a lighter note I went shopping on Tuesday and here are my goodies I just had to have!

The Zutter Bind-It-All and 2 sizes and colors of combs. I have been eyeing this for some time because I collect tons of stuff sain person would throw away just for a scrapping opportunity (i.e. clothing tags, cards, packaging, boxes, etc) I need to give a special thanks to Elizabeth Kartchner's blog especially this post and this post where she used her Bind-It-All and made it look super duper cute I was SOLD and I wanted it even more!!! Thanks Elizabeth, you are such an inspiration to us all!

Last but certainly not least on my purchase extravaganza was another color of the Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in "Spiced Marmalade". I now own 6 colors and just yesterday requested my local scrapbook store to purchase me 4 other colors I need for a project, along with 2 Paint Dabber colors! Tim, you are the only male who really ROCKS this are such a staple and I hope to see you and your awesomely grungy products for tons of years to come!!!


Jen Crossley said...

Kimberly your sign looks amazing I just want a bite of that water melon.It looks very retro

Sherry Wright said...

Love your sign, wtg with the Cricut. Great new goodies! :0)

elizabeth said...

cute cute!! love that technique!


thanks for the birthday suggestion!!

Just me.....Shelly said...

love that better get that in your kitchen with the new fridge!! LOL!

Looks like you have a shopping "problem" as well....? I was thinking about that bind it all---would love to make fabric books and books out or acrylic and other hard stuff.....hmmm...

*Beatriz Jennings* said...

lovely projects!