MAN do I spend a lot of time on my laptop!!! I had the WORST sleep last night (thanks to the critters waking me 4 TIMES!!!!) so at 5:55 am I decided to abort the dream of sleeping in, come down and catch up on the girls' diaries and blogging. Ya. It is now 8:10 am … I haven't updated the diaries and am just STARTING the blogging!!! There is SO much involved in blogging! You have to take the pictures … load them to your computer … adjust the size of each picture … add a watermark …
THEN I can add them to my blog … and my Stampin' Up! demo site … and Pinterest … and THEN I can start writing the post. That's why I go in spurts … I tend to do batches every Saturday or Sunday morning while everyone else is sleeping. Not much else to do that is so quiet!
I realize I haven't posted since Monday. It's been a bit of a hectic week with 3 stamping classes and a Junior High Open House to attend! But have not fear! I have 12 posts in the works!!!! I needed some time in my "Craft Cave" Wednesday night and cracked off 5 or 6 cards in a few hours so keep pippin back to check them out!
I just HAD to share this one first - it's my FAVE! Check it out!!!
I stamped the peacock image and sentiment (from Work of Art) on our regular Basic Black card stock in versa mark and then heat set Winter White embossing powder. I grabbed all of my Blendabilities and started colouring. I did the tail first, using the darkest Night of Navy for the centre of each feather … then used the medium and lighter ones for the rest of the feathers. After that I used the lightest Old Olive to add some green "here and there". It didn't matter that all of the embossing powder was already blue - the green wiped it away and made it green! Experiment! The effect is amazing! I used my Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder and Calypso Coral Belndabilities for the rest of "her". I finished it off with the Vintage Faceted Button … that was clear but I coloured with Melon Mambo and added some cotton twine to it (LOVE that twine - SO soft!!!!). I attached the button with 2 glue dots and mounted the sole thing on a Whisper White base. Wa-low! A FABULOUS card for lots of occasions!
OK - my fingers are already sore from typing and I still have lots to get on with so I'll leave it there for now. Pop in again soon - until then - have a stampy Sunday!!!