The challenge at OPUS GLUEI this week is to use food in your project. I can do that!
My first thought was to do a little work on the recipe holder that I started. I used to have my recipe cards in a regular box type holder. But using them was kind of a pain. I had to use a magnet to hold them on the vent above the stove. That doesn't sound bad, but I am 5 foot 1 inch tall. Not ideal for me. But then I saw this photo holder in the craft store. AND I had a coupon. It was meant to be for me.
It holds the recipes up above the ingredients and bowls, so I can easily glance at the recipe without having to crane my neck or move things. YAY.
To further this project along, I started with a digital card, which I printed on regular cardstock.
Then I decided that it needed a side dish. Something a little healthy.
And to finish the meal off, a little sweet pie.
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SOMEONE in my family will complain at EVERY meal. So I am going to try to get them involved in the meal planning. (mostly so they can see that it isn't easy to please everyone at every meal - I want them to feel my pain - LOL - mean? maybe, but it's how I roll)
Anyway, I made these dice in the hopes that this "chore" will be a bit of fun.
There are three of them. To be used either all together or one at a time.
First one (far left) is for side dishes: baked potatoes, flavored rice, mashed potatoes, pasta, steamed rice or fries.
Next (in the middle) is the main entree: beef, pork, seafood, chicken, pasta or sausages (dogs, brats, keilbasa).
And finally (on the right) is the style: Chinese, American, Italian, Mexican, take-out or eat out.
I used square 1inch wood blocks. Gessoed them. Painted them with black and then an antique gold paint. Then used a 3/4 inch punch on the clip-art images and used gel medium to adhere them to the wood blocks. And then used my Copic marker to line the edges of each side with black.
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Last, but not least, I made a card. This was made for Kristen's challenge over at KAH-WINK-E-DINK. Her challenge this week is FUNNY or PUNNY. I chose funny. I love this quote, and thought that this dancer probably had a few margarita's under her belt.
Thanks for looking.
You should check out both of these challenges.