Friday, August 7, 2015

Another Chance to Win

I'm one of three authors featured over at Leslie McKee's blog today.  She's reviewing the final three stories in The Homestead Brides and offering a chance to win a book.  Hop on over and join the fun!

Until next time,

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Anniversary Wishes

Two more days...that's all I have left of hotel living and crafting.  (Insert angels singing the Halleluiah Chorus here).  In the meantime, I'm restocking birthday and anniversary cards for this very busy month of August.

I was inspired by the following challenges:
Color My Heart: Hollyhock, Sunset, Olive, White Daisy
Freshly Made Sketches: #197

The flowers (Friendship Blessings) were white embossed on watercolor paper then colored with Derwent watercolor pencils "Rose Madder Lake 21" an "Spectrum Orange 11" as Hollyhock and Sunset for the color challenge.  The banner is Garden Green paper overstamped in Olive script (Universal Backgrounds), Sunset and Hollyhock circles (Friendship Blessings) and then white embossed with the dots (Argyle Background). Even though I let my banner dry after using pigment ink and patted it with a embossing buddy before adding the dots, the white powder still clung to parts of the script.  I decided it was kinda cool (especially in light of how tedious it would have been to clean off the script and leave the dots).

After I had the card assembled, I decided it needed a sentiment.  I used Finding the Words, which is the only stamp set I used still available through CTMH.  It's stamped in Olive.

When I packed up my craft room almost two months ago, I kept a few it-would-kill-me-to-lose-them stamp sets.  It's been a good challenge to work with limited supplies, but I'm ready for the full craft room to be back up an running.  We get our stuff on Monday, so fingers crossed it all arrived in good shape.

Until next time,