Saturday, 14 March 2009

Moonlit willow

I made this card for a class at Heather's on April 11th so I won't be giving the details here. (You'll need to sign up for the class for that!)

I used a palette of my favourite colours of fluid chalk ink and a willow tree silhouette stamp (Cornish Heritage Farms). The swirl is by Sunshine Designs. I love the peaceful look of this card! I wound up adding a shimmery sheer ribbon to the left side, but not till after this was scanned in. You'll have to take my word for it that it looked better with the ribbon :-)
This afternoon I got to play with some stamps. I was experimenting with Polished Pigments. They're a lovely pigment powder, but boy-oh-boy, does that powder get everywhere. I will need to do a big clean up because my next experimenting was with watercolouring and misting and all the little flecks of pigment powder were dissolving in the water and spoiling my projects. The flecks are too small to see until you mist them with water. I usually avoid cleaning up my stamping area too thoroughly because (1) it never stays clean and (2) it cuts into my free stamping time. It's probably time for a big tidy up since my working space is getting smaller and smaller, and we want to swap the craft area and the tv area in the basement.
Tomorrow DD1 and I are going to see the Wizard of Oz at the National Arts Centre. We've been madly reading the novel in advance. I remember loving that book as a little girl. DD1 has been enjoying it, but she has also frequently let me know that she prefers non-fiction, because it's about real things and she learns something. It's funny because in so many other ways she's a lot like me, but not in this one. I really love a good story and don't often read non-fiction. (Unless you count stamping magazines!!!!! lol)
Have a great weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

  1. Aaaah, your DD1 is funny. Maybe more than a little bit of your DH in there... Nice card. Nice, teeheehee, what does that mean??? Hope WOO was great.