Hi there, if you are stopping by for the Bella Birthday Bash Blog Hop, please scroll down a couple of posts or you can just click through here . But you might want to actually pause to admire my sweetie's wood-working skills later in this post...just saying.
Today's post is two-fold. Both a card and a house-warming gift for our former neighbours. We got together last night with them for dinner at a new favourite restaurant called PocoPazzo . Afterwards, we headed back to their new house to see it in its completed state.
Now, I must admit, my card is the lesser of the two items I am showing you today...you could say I am the opening act to the headliner.
I used Sketch #80 from Sketch Saturday for the layout. Technically, this also qualifies for the UCC challenge this week at PaperWorksCo -- it has tons of layers! Yes, I like to OVERDO everything!!! Go big or Go home! (Yes, I really do say that in real life...quite frequently actually).
The papers are all from the CTMH Grace Paper Pack. The stamped image is called "Hideaway House" from the Enchanted Hollow Series by The Stamp Barn.
And now the house-warming gift, courtesy of my dearly beloved - the "marquee" project shall we say. This is a BBQ tray with an accompanying stand.
The idea being that you can bring all your BBQ goodies outside on the tray, place it on the base (they are two separate pieces), cook your yummy meal and then bring all your BBQ goodies back into the house or over to your patio table for noshing. Pretty, huh?
This is a shot of the base without the tray so you can see the engineering. That webbing? That's why we went to Fabricland where I was pleased to get 40% off my trims the other day.
And one final pic of the sides of the base.
My dearly beloved is a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to his finishing on his projects. I don't even ask how many coats he puts on any more - he believes in using Tung Oil which requires applying the oil, waiting for it to dry, polishing it and repeating until you are happy with the look. Since he usually goes for a glass finish -- that's usually a lot of polishing. It also means you don't need to use coasters to protect the finish - no water stains - EVER!
finished size 6x6 inches
papers: CTMH Grace
Stamps: CTMH Just Because, The Stamp Barn Enchanted Hollow "Hideaway House"
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
PrismaColor Pencils: 945, 911, 940, 941, 1032, 1024
Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Small and Large Labels
extras: glue dots, foam tape