Art and Architecture 2.0
I’ve certainly enjoyed my month as Guest Designer at Stampin’ Sisters in Christ challenge blog. Alas, this is my final post with the design team, but I can still play in it weekly. The challenge this week is to use punches, dies or shapes of any kind. Be sure to participate if you can as a grab bag of stamps has been offered as a prize. Nice!
The inspiration verse is Isaiah 64:8. “Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.”
I broke in a new Spellbinders die for my card. After cutting the die, I traced around it on the navy blue card stock then hand cut just outside the line I had drawn to get a base layer. I saw this technique on a tutorial somewhere–sorry that I can’t recall where. The heart charm is from a pile of costume jewelry a friend gave me to craft with. The sentiment is from Hampton Arts.
One of the beauties of die cutting is making the same beautiful shape consistently from card to card. That is also the beauty of a type of home I told you about a few weeks ago–the Sears Home. If you recall, my post about the red brick homes of metro St. Louis mentioned that next I would like to find out more about Sears pre-fabricated homes from the turn of the century. Guess what?! I am going to a ladies retreat with my church and you will never believe what the town we are going to is known for–only the largest concentrated collection of Sears Homes in the United States!!!! Of course I am slightly out of my mind with excitement about that. A couple of friends want to see them too, so that makes it even more fun. I’ll be sure to bring back pics and whatever info I can dig up.
My hometown–Cisco, Texas–is known for having once had the largest concrete swimming pool in the world, being the home of Conrad Hilton’s first hotel and being the home of Dash Crofts, famous singer in the 70s. He visited town when I was in junior high and came to school. All the girls swooned. LOL. The song I linked you to is said to have been inspired by our little town. Not bad for a tiny place barely on the map.
What is your town know for?