I thought I'd take a minute a share a few of my creations today. The first one is paper from "A Walk in the Garden" by Best Creations… whoever they are.
a few tags…
I don't think I like the added pearls along the side, but they'll do. I did cut my ribbon tails a lot shorter, though.
This next is a clear tag and I'm really pleased with the way it turned out. Mom thought it would be a great bookmark. Who'd of thought! Look closely and you'll see it… *smile* Hard to take a picture of a clear tag. The strip of paper is on the back and the image is on the front.
I stamped the Penny Black, Butterfly Kiss paper with Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black onto white cardstock that had been layered with Scor-Tape and glittered with Glitter Ritz in Cool Highlights. I colored in with with watercolor pencils, by tipping the damp brush right onto the lead of the pencil. You get a more vibrant color that way.
This Penny Black image, Cheerful, was colored in with a few blue Copics.
Vellum Flowers, a vellum dragonfly and 1 layer of paper, already cut into shape. This paper is also A Walk in the Garden.
I'm having a class on the card and flowers below this coming Saturday along with a Hershey Bar Pouch. Remember that one? I asked Selma if I could teach it and she so sweetly agreed!!! I'm so tickled. It was such a hit at Scrapadoodle.
These Cherry Blossoms are my favorite. I colored white vellum, with varying degrees of pink ink and punched away. Be careful though, some inks don't dry on vellum. I used a Memory Box Flourish for my branch.
What do ya think? They turned okay, I think. I'm trying to simplify a bit, taking out some layers. They look good til I look at them on the computer screen, then I go back and add to most of them. These are sample for work and I don't want so many layers that no one wants to bother re-creating them.
I do have an update on my neck. I'm going to a new Chiropractor and I have 4 discs in my neck that have shrank and deteriorated to the point of arthritis and chronic pain. My new Doc says he can prevent it from happening to the other 3. Thankfully. Right now, I have treatments 3 times a week for 4 – 5 weeks and then I'll get re-evaluated and see where we go from there. So that's why I haven't been on my blog much or visiting you guys. It just hurts too much. I feel old and I hate that feeling. Plucking my eyebrows is even a pain! But I do miss you and I'm thankful you are my friends and have stuck with me.
Make it an awesome week and I will too!!!