How was everybodies weekends?
I hope they were filled with the things you love the most,
mine certainly was!!
I got some crafting done, it cooled off here in Kansas
and has been raining off and on, thank goodness,
it's too late for most of the plant life in my yard,
already scorched and burnt from the relentless heat
but it was nice to have temps in the low 90's,
I walked my son to our neighborhood park (or he walked me)
and we went along the little nature trail,
gotta love the great outdoors!!
Well now, enough of that mumbo jumbo,
and onto my project.
I used a fabulous Penny Black Slapstick image called You are the bestest, find it HERE at 7 Kids. I was skeptical about the stamping quality of these but let me tell ya, they are divine!!! I especially love that the foam these stamps are backed with is sort of cushiony, so you can really stamp it down and get into the deep crevices of watercolour paper without losing any of the images integrity in the process. 2 thumbs up on the PB Slapsticks.
I guess it goes without saying that I used my distress inks to paint this stamp, then cut out the image and adhered it to, blah blah blah, same thing as usual, slitting a small pocket at the skyline to slip the pot behind the flower, I've also added white Sakura gel pen to the flowers and then retraced those lines with spica pen then added a touch of stickles to the centers. The papers are October Afternoon and the punch is MS, those lovely flowers are Prima, they were the inspiration behind the colours here. The sentiment, ugh!! Well, it says what I want it to say but not how I want it to look. I, being of limited brain capacity, can't figure out how to print from my works program (yet....) so I went back to basics and wrote it out myself.
As you can see, I've gotten snap-happy with the pictures, my hubby bought me a camera for my birthday a few years ago and I've not ever used it til recently, I get really weird about having to learn new electronics processes, and by weird I mean to say frustrated, so it's just sat around til now, I'm getting there....
And a close-up because I now have the capabilities of doing that in clear quality....
I have a couple of challenges to pop this in at.
Firstly, 7 Kids College Fund has just launched a bi-weekly challenge blog, to get things started the challenge is Pink and Polka-dots and there is a deliciously tempting prize up for grabs as well, HERE is the link to the challenge blog so you can check it out!! Charisma Cardz is hosting an easel card challenge. At Cat's Corner they are asking to see the colours Pink and Red used on our creations, I am not sure if my pink and red flowers are enough to qualify me, but thought I would give it a shot, and of course, I have used that amazingly versatile sketch from Friday Sketchers
I've been thinking, wouldn't it be neat if there were, I don't know, say, a challenge blog that was dedicated to all things fuzzy wuzzy, you know, strictly critters, just all about fuzz, fur and possibly even shells and scales?!?!?! Hmmmmm, and what if they had awesome prizes every month???? And what if that blog was to say, have a super duper launch candy to get things started???? Does that seem like the sort of thing folks would be interested in........ Hmmmmmmmmm.........
Thanks for stopping by,