Friday, July 27, 2007

Insomnia = Creative Time

I don't know what was wrong with me last night, but I went to bed and just laid there, totally wide awake. Decided I might as well get up, rather than tossing and turning (and definitely didn't want to wake my hubby up!!). Considered doing something crazy like scrubbing down the kitchen, but papercrafting won out...

I'd come across this little sign as I was cleaning, and thought I'd transform it into something for my revamped stamping space. I used chipboard letters (Maya Road), and covered them with BasicGrey Perhaps paper; I used a plain old glue stick to adhere the paper, trimmed it with an X-acto knife, then sanded down the edges (loving the little sanding kit from BasicGrey!) The sign had a soft whitewash, but it just didn't look right with the letters, so I covered it with an Adirondack paint dabber (pebble). I tied on a bit of fiber along the bottom (SU) and accented the knot with the little flower (Doodlebug). I tried a variety of ribbons, Primas, etc. but nothing else looked quite right. Glued everything down (although I used a bit too much, and got some minor seepage around the D) and all set! Back in bed by 1:30, and finally asleep about 2:00.

On a side note, "Tah Dah" is not because I think everything I do is magnificent. When I married, my initials went from TS to TD, and a friend made a joke about how it stood for "Tah Dah!" Well, when I started stamping and was trying to decide how to sign the backs of my cards, that silly joke came to mind and I've been using it ever since!

4 comments:

Jules said...

Oh I really like that, great work! (Although it was a silly time in the morning ... *grin*)

Sharon in NE said...

That's my most productive time, around midnight; however, I don't think I've ever been THAT creative. Very nice! Actually, when I first saw your name, I figured out that's where the Tah Dah came from...but concidently enough, you DO have a way of transforming things magically ;)

Chia said...

I love your sign and the little story about "Tah Dah!".

dawn said...

I can totally see why paper-crafting won out over scrubbing down the kitchen LOL - and a wonderful creation it is too - gorgeous :D and well worth getting up for