Saturday, October 2, 2010
Happy Saturday Morning!
I was awakened by the phone this morning at 5:30 and I couldn't go back to sleep so off to the craft room for some creative time. I like early morning crafting, seems like my head is not as cluttered with thoughts from the day......
This old hydrangea stamp from Hero was sitting on the table so I decided to play with it.
I inked the stamp first with versamark and then dye inks, stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder. And then the coloring was on. I used colored pencils and copics. Did a little blending of the colored pencils with an odorless solvent and a little blending of the copics with their colorless blender. Kept just messing around with it until I was satisfied with the colors. I think I messed too much with the flower but since I added glossy accents to finish it off there is no changing it now. Didn't want a thick coat of the accents so I painted it on with a paint brush.
Before applying the glossy accents I masked off the flower and stamped the grid around the edge with tea dye distress ink. Then removed the mask and stamped the script with a opaque white dye ink and added white around the edges to distress it some. After applying the kraft layer to a piece of green card stock I added the ribbon and adhered the layers to the card base.
I need to get outside today it is going to be lovely. The sky is beautiful and blue with a few wispy white clouds and the temp will be in the 70s. Just a hint of color in the leaves. Such a change from Monday till Thursday. We had over 22 inches of rain, water everywhere! Had to spend the night at the hospital Wed. night to make sure I could be at work on Thursday. Went over to see my dad yesterday, he lives about 35 miles from me and this is what one of the roads looked like
I drive a small car so I didn't attempt it! alternate route for me.
Hope you are high and dry and enjoying some beautiful weather! Thanks for stopping by!!!!