Sunday, 22 April 2012
I will say that I really liked the combination of Distress markers with that super-smooth paper. The background patterned piece is one I made, thanks to a new technique I learned from my mother (thank you!). The card base is my favourite - tsumugi paper. Beautiful stuff! I love the colours and the texture.
Well, I am off to steal a few minutes in my stamp room before I get going on the weekend chores. I might even turn on the hockey game to listen to the playoffs while I stamp. We'll see. Hubby's playing his guitar and I'm enjoying listening to that.
Ok - Blogger has upgraded and won't let me attach pictures without using the new version. But I can't see where to add labels. I hate these "improvements" that make it hard to do things that used to be easy. ---later-- I found the labels under an icon that looks greyed out, but turns out to be active with the right incantation. I don't understand this move to icons everywhere. This a blog. That implies a certain level of literacy right there. Why use impenetrable icons when a label would work? Speaking of literacy, or lack thereof, I was walking downtown down a road I hadn't used before on my way back from a meeting. I went past an electric company installation and they had a big sign on the fence (big, imposing, serious fence) that said, "NO PARKING. VILATORS WILL BE TICKETED AND TOWED." This sign was repeated again, about 10 feet away. On one sign, someone had turned the I in vilator into a flower, and on the other sign, some punctilious vigilante had added an O. Here's a picture of the sign - it must be at a different location since it's on a brick wall, unlike the ones I saw. http://boerishbwoy.blogspot.ca/2010/06/title-warning-to-all-vilators-location.html#links I wonder if one could appeal one's ticket on the grounds that they are not a vilator, and are therefore exempt from this exhortation. I'd hope so, but I wouldn't want to be the one to try it out.
Saturday, 21 April 2012
Thanks for stopping by. Happy stamping!
Edited to add: the embossing folder is from Cuttlebug, and is one of a set of four called Word Collage.
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
The poppy stamp image and background stamps are all from Heather's Stamping Haven and the image is coloured with my .... (insert deep, sonorous, game show host voice here) Brand, New Markers!!! (cue applause and raucous cheering). That's right, I got my new Distress Markers and I was prepared to love them, and I do. A lot. I love my Tombows, I love my Copics, I love my pencil crayons, and now I love these markers. The Distress colour palette will be a great complement to my Tombows from a watercolouring with markers point of view. I'm looking forward to doing some experimenting with them and seeing what kind of things I can do with them. Have you tried them out yet?
Saturday, 14 April 2012
In other news, I signed up for this on-line class, Mastering Twinkling H20s, and so far it looks great. I have read over the first lesson, but not done the exercises. The exercises look like a lot of fun. I have always loved my twinks, and I'm looking forward to learning more about them. I'll try to post my exercises on the class's Flickr group, and I'll post a link here if the group is an open forum. Now it's off to feed the kiddies and get ready for my class at Heather's this afternoon. I might even try to get the kids' hair cut this morning, but we'll see how the time goes.
Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
|Day 7 (l-r): Nostalgic Batik,|
Rusted Enamel, Distress Powder Resist
Some of my favourites are the Rusted Enamel (can't wait to try that in different colours) and the distress powder resist - isn't that fabulous with my big Fred B Mullett fish! I love the colours. And I just got a wonderful bubble stamp at Heather's for the background by Ryn Designs. For that resist I used some sprays in shades of red. Scrumptious! I also loved the perfect pearls and am going to get them out far more often.
Thanks for stopping by! Now I'm off to clean up the aftermath in my stamping room. I had hoped the elves would do it while I was out at work, but as usual, they didn't.
|Day 8 (l-r): Paint Dabber Resist, Crackle |
Paint Resist, Shattered Stains
|Day 9 (l-r): Perfect Distress Mist, |
Perfect Distress, Perfect Splatter Distress
|Day 10: Rock Candy Distress Stickles|