With the busy lives that we all live, it is sometimes hard to remember to take time to enjoy the little things around us. That is one of the things that I love about living in Northern California in the wine country. We love to take a Sunday afternoon and go to one of the wineries to taste the local wines. It is a relaxing afternoon in the middle of some beautiful scenery. This time of the year is especially beautiful with the grapes hanging heavily on the vines waiting for just the right moment to be harvested.
Because we live in wine country, I was very excited to see the new Half Full stamp set in the Holilday Catalog this year! It is even more special because a wonderful friend of mine, Linda Bauwin, got to help design the set as part of a perk for reaching $1 million in career sales!
I really like the way the bottle looks watercolored. I used my aqua painter and the Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand and Fresh Fig ink pads to watercolor the bottle. I cut it out and layered it over the paper that I embossed with the Sweetheart Texture Folder. I stamped the saying in Fresh Fig ink using the Layering Love Stamp set, and cut it out using the Sweet and Sassy Framelits. For the base of the card, I used Always Artichoke card stock. I then layered with Fresh Fig and Very Vanilla card stock. For the finishing touch, I used the Always Artichoke enamel shapes to accent the top right corner of the card.
I spent some time playing with this set, so I will post more samples over the next couple of days!