Wednesday, September 14, 2011

a real friend . . .

(click on the pics for larger images)

A real friend will tell you the truth, even if you don't
want to hear it, but you can't trust an enemy no matter
what . . . that's a quick paraphrase of Proverbs 27:6.

But a looser translation is this:

Only a real friend will tell you when your face is dirty.

The latest Spicy Supply Challenge at Gingersnap Creations
is to use that crimper that's probably collecting dust in
your art room corner. I used mine like my good friend (she
would definitely tell me if my face were dirty!) Rhonda
showed me years ago.

Take a nice heavy weight piece of cardstock and run it through
the crimper oh, maybe 7 or 8 times, different directions, to
break down the fibers a little. Then, split the paper down the
center and peel it apart, giving you two sheets of crimpy, soft
textured, flannelish-looking paper.

You probably know we have chickens, especially after hearing
the rooster crowing in the video tutorial, so you may have
guessed I'm kind of partial to chicky images. This photo
stamp is from Viva Las Vegas Stamps, who is sponsoring some
fabulous gifties for this round of challenges, and let me tell
you, if you can't find something you like at that store, you must
not like rubber stamps. At all.

Really, there is every style under the sun at that place--
funny, sarcastic, serious, sweet, sassy, artsy, cutesy--you
name it, it's at Viva Las Vegas.

I'm still suffering from rubber brain overload from my last
visit there . . . but it's worth it!



SusanLotus said...

Lovely album! Great quotes!

Ali Manning said...

Your piece is gorgeous, Trisha and I love how you used the crimper in a different way - awesome idea!

Jules said...

Breathtaking piece! Loved the video. You are one talented lady!

Netty said...

Great album with a smashing quote. x

Cameron said...

These are sweet, Trish! Thanks for the tip on the paper :)

I wish I had chickens...have always dreamed of having a small hobby farm and cooking myself up a fresh omelette each morning with collected eggs and herbs....*sigh*

Hope all is well with you!

Rush'd Lady said...

It's no wonder you like chickies! You are a spring chick yourself! LOL! :)

trisha too said...

Oh, very funny, DJ--I'm more of a stewing hen at this point!

Cam, I have to say, it is a pretty fine thing to gather a few eggs, pick some basil and tomatoes, and make breakfast!

Sue said...

I love your album Trisha, and thank for the info on how to separate the paper, I would never have thought of using my ribbler :o) in this way x

Shar said...

Love the design! Beautiful juxtaposition of the image and that great sentiment!

Anonymous said...

Every time I see these beautiful albums and cards and such, I am amazed at your talents. Just gorgeous work. I never got into but it doesn't mean I don't appreciate it. Well done. Tammy

Crafty Gal Linda said...

Love your pages!

Cath Wilson said...

Amazing - so glad I found you :-)

Rhonda Langley said...

Hey! Great use of that technique-believe it or not I just used it to make flowers on a card-great minds think alike.
"Only a real friend will tell you have lipstick on your teeth!" LOl!

2amscrapper said...

how perfect!

donna said...

Brilliant quote and I love the image..Donna