Don’t ask me why, but “I Feel Pretty” from West Side Story is stuck in my head right now. It’s weird. I’ve been up for way too long today on way too few hours of sleep because of registering for summer classes (ceramics and statistics), cleaning and prepping for a city house inspection (which lasted all of 30 seconds… pfft). So now it’s time to take a quick nap and then get lots more done. That to-do list is feeling light and airy today. :) Here’s a card I created for a Two Peas challenge from Garden Girl Lulu to use scallops:
Aren’t those layers just lovely? Everything is from the Hello Luscious 6 by 6 paper pad or from a book (Henry David Thoreau – On Walden Pond) and then was inked with Brushed Corduroy distress ink. That’s my current favorite brown. Here’s a close-up of the layering:
Supplies: Cardstock – Papertrey Ink (Kraft and Vintage Cream), Patterned Paper – Basic Grey (Hello Luscious 6 by 6 pad), Ink – Ranger (Distress Ink in Brushed Corduroy and JBS ink in Spice Tin), Border Punch – Fiskars (Scalloped Sentiment), Thread – DMC, Corner Rounder – WRMK, Other – Book Pages.
Also, I wanted to share a little experiment I did. I had ordered a sampler pack of twine from The Twinery and love it but was curious how the colors from Divine Twine compared, so I ordered this sample pack from Endless Inkabilities on Etsy and arranged them on a piece of kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink – which is very, very similar in color to Bazzill’s kraft) and printed out some labels. Here’s the end result:
(The Twinery names are left-aligned; the Divine Twine names are right-aligned.)
I looooove having them lined up like this. In fact, I now have this sheet hanging on the wall next to my desk. A couple things I’ve noticed about the two types of twine:
- There is very little overlap in colors. The reds, purples, browns and blacks are almost the same in color, but all the others are different.
- The Twinery colors in general tend to be brighter and more bold than those from Divine Twine.
- The Twinery has 2 strings of color + 2 of white where as Divine Twine has 1 string of color + 3 of white. (Totally personal taste which you prefer.)
- I tend to think the colors of Divine Twine are more usable (lighter yellow, grey, navy, etc), but I like the 2 color +2 white strand configuration of The Twinery.
So in summary, I like them both! If I were to buy three big rolls of twine today, I would get Blueberry and Oyster from Divine Twine and Honeydew from The Twinery. Both companies have a quality product; it’s more about what colors you use more often. I suggest trying out some samplers for yourself and see what you like best.
And lastly, here’s a picture of the kitty. Yawwwwwn! Time for a nap. :)