We were very glad to be home from our fantastic Spring Break vacation in beautiful Charleston, SC. I was too tired to go out to my mom's house and pick up our pets on Friday, 4/9 (Thanks mom for taking such good care of them), so I went out and picked them up on Saturday. They were very happy to see me and I got a great big welcome from my puppy.
Here's some pictures of our pets
Here's our Dog, Diefenbaker. She was so happy to see me that she started howling
And here's our boy Nigel. Isn't he a handsome thing!
We got Nigel from our local Humane Society
ATC 3.6.5. Challenge
I made one more card in honor of our vacation on 4/10 which I called "Once upon a Cupcake" which was made from brochure materials from a great little shop we stopped at in downtown Charleston called Cupcake. It was a small little show but there cupcakes were so delicious. My cupcake was called "French Toast" which was a streusel cupcake with maple and cream cheese frosting. Yummy!
For my card from 4/11 my card is called "In a man's dreams" and was made by starting with a water color ATC card blank stamped the image of the corset on the card. I then applied the background color using my Neo II watercolor crayons and lightly apply water. What's I love about watercolor crayons is the control I have over the intensity of color, and they are great for doing large areas of color, but sometimes not so good on smaller areas, which is why I used my Crayola watercolor pencils to color in the corset, adding only a little water. The intensity with the pencils are not as strong, but they are the next best thing to me. To bring more intensity to the red I colored on top with a red Gelly Roll pen. I also used a black Gelly Roll pen for the trim of the corset. Next I took a red star and clear star Gelly roll pen to add a bit of glimmer to the corset (which didn't carry over to the photo sorry) I then took the word stickers for the title and inked the edges in black Tsukineko chalk ink before placing on the card. Lastly I used a white Uniball pen to draw a dotted line around the edge of the card for decoration.
My card for 4/12 is called "Moo" . I got the idea for this card from my Scrapbook daily calendar. When I turned over the date for the calendar the paper was one of cows that was so cute I had to use it. The background was cut from the border of the page and fit together to cover most of the card while the cow was detail cut from the center of the paper for today. The border was glued down first, but to add a little contrast I cut a strip of cow pattern (black and white strip) from another day's paper and glued down at an angle for more visual interest. The detail cut cow was adhered down in the center of the card, and then I stamped the word "Moo" with my mini wooden alpha stamp set.
My card from 4/13 is called "Home Sweet Home" and was inspired by a blog posting from Tim Holtz, which I took a little further. In Tim's post he created a little house using a text paper for the main structure and a bingo card for the roof area. I did the same but changes some bits and added some embellishment. I'm not much of a artist when it comes to hand drawing anything, but I honestly try to do my best. And even though things are not perfect I kind of like the charm here of the imperfect. So once I got the papers glued for the house shape, I added a little white paint wash over the text part of the paper. While that was drying I added some scallop detail to the roof using a white Uniball pen and a blue Prismacolor marker, and drew a small dormer window. Once the paint was dry on the lower half, I drew windows and a door on with a black Sharpie and began to add some additional detail. I drew curtains in the windows and a frame around the door with a mix of blue Prismacolor marker and a white Uniball pen. I then faux drew some faux brick at the side edges of the card using the same. For added interest I cut the tiny image of the woman from some Graphic 45 paper and glued her in the window, and detail cut a tree from some scraps of patterned Heidi Grace paper I had laying around. I then crumpled small pieces of pink tissue paper and glued under the windows to look like flower boxes. Lastly I glued a button on the door for a door knob.
For 4/14 my card is called "Tired and Unoriginal" which basically reflects my spirit of the day. I was just so tired that day that my creative energy was tapped, which I think my card today clearly reflects. The background was cut from a magazine ad I found, which was adhered to the card and given a wash of white paint. The other images were cut from my Tweety Jill "Travel to Paris" collage pack. I then attempted to add (and failed miserably) some added color by using a red metallic Gelly Roll pen on the background. This was definitely not one of my better efforts.
Next I found this tiny image of a woman walking in a catalog and detail cut her out adhering her to the card. I then edged the card in midnight blue Tsukeniko chalk ink, and then stamped the tile stamp on the card using black Tsukineko chalk ink.
Well that's all I have for today. I hope you have enjoyed your time here. As always please feel free to send me your comments. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you come back soon.