I'd like to welcome my newest follower, Rocky, thanks for following me, check out her blog here. Yesterday I posted a fab Easter egg that she'd made - check out her blog if you get a chance.
- ATC blank
- DCWV glitter card from the Grandma's kids stack, cut to ATC size
- DCWV embossed purple card edged using a Martha Stewart punch
- Stamp Impressions image stamped on to white card using Memento tuxedo black ink and close cut out
- Alcohol pens used to colour the image
- Stardust stickles used to highlight the image and polka dots on the purple panel
- ATC blank
- Off cut of white card which I pre treated with a swipe of Ceramcoat iridescent pearl paint ... a pal told me that Gelato's blend waaay better over gesso or paint - maybe that's why I didn't get on so well with them first pass!!!
- Banana and blood orange gelato smeared liberally over the dried paint coat, spritzed with water and then blended with my fingers, left to dry ....... the most tedious part!
- I took a couple of Dylusions mini borders and my Memento inks in rosebud, lilac posies and sweet plum and stamped a background
- Stampers Anonymous man with umbrella stamped using Versafien vintage sepia which I also used to edge the ATC
- Stampers Anonymous sentiments stamped using Versafine onyx black for the narrow sentiment and Memento tuxedo black for the sentiment panel - check out the difference in the density of colour and both types of ink took AGES to dry too btw.
MUCH happier with the way these gelato's blended and may crack on with using the other two colours in the set (Aqua and squid ink) as well as the ones I already have (black/white/gold/silver).
CAS Colours and Sketches launched a new challenge on Thursday - this was a colour challenge and I simply couldn't resist - I LOVE CAS and I LOVE monochrome too so this really called to me:
- 15cm square white, 250gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
- 14cm square black card panel
- 13½cm square white card panel
- Hero Arts chevron image stamped using Versafine onyx black ink and then again using Ranger Archival watering can, twice, without re-inking between images in order to get the lighter grey required
- Stampers Anonymous sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival watering can ink and then a second partial image stamped again without re-inking
|Look - I inked up my new Hero Arts stash AND used my new grey ink (see below) - YAY!|
Yesterday saw us heading to Lakeland to meet up with crafting buddy, Cheri and her husband (Don). We met at the mighty Violette's because Cheri had never been!! She LOVED IT! After an hour browsing we headed to a new branch of the Manny's chain of four restaurants and the only one we still had to try! As we pulled in to the parking lot the heavens were still emptying on us but we're no quitters and we were lucky enough to get really good parking spaces so we legged it indoors!! We had great steaks and Cheri and Don had great prime rib - Cheri even professed to have left room for a dessert ..... but (even with help) couldn't finish the portion ....
|Cheri set off with gusto but none of us could finish the last few bites!|
|My haul of goodies from Violette's. I had to give up and buy a skin white copic |
I just KNOW I have one somewhere but simply cannot find it - being SKIN white it's a pen I use a lot ... had to be done then!
I finally surrendered and joined the wonderful world of Pinterest yesterday - there's a fresh new way to lose an hour or so!!!! How many of you follow Pinterest ...... do you post on there? If so then leave me your links - pretty please!, since I'm such a newbie!
Have a great weekend - Happy Easter