Now, I was thinking about creating something for this week's There She Goes Challenge, which was to make something for your Dad; I also saw that TSG is sponsoring a challenge by Crazy4Challenges this weekend. The challenge there involves adding black cardstock to make your creation POP. So one thought led to another and I decided to create a pop-up card and some wine labels for my Dad.
This requires a little back-story: my Dad is Scottish, and as such, loves a bargain, so in retirement he has started making his own wine, from one of those WineKitz-type stores. The other thing about him is that he was a Chemistry professor, and well, he just can't help tweeking those recipes a bit... The result is many bottles of wine that are just...okay. But he loves giving them to his children! I decided to make some stamped labels for his wine, using the Bon Appetit stamp set from TSG. Besides the chubby little chef, there are ALL KINDS of goodies in this set, for cooking, setting the table, putting items on his tray, you get the idea.
I used my printer for producing the "Castle Macdonald"labelling in Gothic font (Celtic "Chateau Rotheschild?") along with the wine variety. Then I cut them out with Nestabilities "Label 2", stippled around the edges, and stamped the wine glasses and bottle from the TSG set. I mounted them on plaid papers (more Scottish tie-ins!).
I stamped the chef with archival ink, then coloured him with markers, paper-piecing his pants and kerchief. I added the wine bottle and a couple of glasses to his tray. I added the "Bon Appetit" sentiment to the front edge along with a paper flag, button and twine bow. Specifics for the wine-tasting party could be printed on the back of the standing part of the card.
So I hope that pleases the folks at TSG and Crazy4Challenges. I'll send the wine labels to my Dad, but I'm not sure we'll do the wine-tasting party with the "Castle Macdonald" vintages...