It's the third Wednesday of the month, which means it's Market Fresh Sketch time! Visit their blog to see all the details and design team samples. Here's the sketch:
Market Street Compass stamp, but I was having trouble coming up with the other two elements of the sketch. While looking through the goodies that came with the paper pack, I found this "be true" slip. Perfect for the horizontal piece! The pack also had a list similar to the one shown, but the scale was too small, so I just typed up my own and printed it out. I stamped it with Market Street Vintage Notepad background, but sadly I don't have a notebook border punch. Instead, I marked equal spaces along the side, punched the holes out with my crop-a-dile, then tore from the side to each hole. Adding some distress ink really made the look!
To continue the "treasures found at the bottom of pioneer grandma's suitcase" theme, I decided to use the cracked glass technique. If you haven't heard of it, you basically stamp your image (I also added some distress inks), then emboss the whole thing multiple times with Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel. At some point, you can also try to get a giant glob of embossing enamel onto your thumb while you're heating it, but I'm not sure I'd recommend that step (unless you're looking to go into bank robbery using only your now fingerprint-less thumb). Pop it in the freezer for a few, and then gently crack it. You can then sponge some more distress ink on it, then wipe it off to really accent the crackled look. Here's a close up:
In other news about being true to yourself and having eyes that clear and hearts that are full, I hope y'all saw that COACH TAYLOR won the Emmy for best actor!!!! YES!!!! I may have jumped out of my chair and started clapping when they announced the win. So I think I will end this post by linking to this picture, and if that smile isn't just infectious, well, I don't know what is.