- the new cord to plug my laptop into my kitchen tv so I can turn my laptop into a DVD player to watch my crimal minds or whatever else strikes my fancy on a bigger screen. That also gets the laptop off the table to give me more room to craft!
- Christy Tomlinson's she art workshop...I'm in LOVE
- my new mixed media products
- a long weekend, even if is only three days
- stamping bella's mesh stamp
- and finally, my anything goes card
Here is how I did it...I started with some very subtle background papers and one bold print. Papers are a mix of basic grey, kaiser craft and memory box. On the main focal background piece I stamped some of the mesh with distress ink tumbled glass, then with versa fine smokey grey. I didn't even put the stamp on a block, just held in in my hand and that assured me I would get a more random and subtle impression. (learned that trick from Emily!)
Then I stamped the largest of the eclectic birdies on the REVERSE side of the patterned paper and cut it out. I also stamped just the tail feather portion again on a coordinating paper and cut it out. The two smaller birds were stamped on the RIGHT side of some smaller print patterned paper in a light enough colour ink that would not cover the pattern entirely but be enough for me to see the edges to cut them out. Then I sponged the edges, drew around the edges with a fine black marker and accented with maisy KETTO'S POLKADOTS and more mesh. The eyes on the little birds were darkened with a marker, but the big mamma bird's eye is embellished with a button brad.
After gluing them down I drew in their legs with marker and added some grass with my pencils. Then I had to fill in the empty spaces above and after much deliberation I decided that I would part with some of my rubons....oh it was hard, but worth the sacrifice. I cut the sun freehand and added a bit of sponging but kept everything soft.
So what do you think? Personally I think it should be featured on cute overload dot com!
Next Week! With Mother's Day just around the corner our challenge next week is to celebrate a Mom in your life...it could be your mother, your sister, a friend, or heck, even yourself!
AND! Jess has taken control of our forum and has tons of new fun going on over there....you can upload your cards, check out the babarooni cards and even play in some challenges. Over the next little while I will be uploading many (if not ALL) of my blogged cards over to the gallery. That way if you remember you saw something and want to check it out again, but don't want to scroll thru all the babble on my blog you can just hop on over there and have all my cards right there smack in your face to browse through. We are doing all we can to make things easier for you...and more fun! AFTER ALL...isn't it all about having fun! I have some helpful forum links down on my sidebar too so you may want to check it out.