First, thank you so much for the kind comments and emails I've received on my last post. I'm surprised email subscribers are still receiving the blog as Feedburner was supposed to go inactive last summer.
Second, I started playing around with old Hero Arts (copyright 2006) wood-mounted stamps and trying to make them look fresher and more "in style"--but then I realized I have no idea what's in style and what's not. So I aimed to take old supplies and techniques and put them together in a way that felt fresh to me.
Anyway, I used a combination of SU and Memento markers (all at least 10 years old) with a spritzing technique to achieve a watercolor effect (very old school) and then used a StampinUp textured embossing folder to create a thin vellum mat...the only sort of "new" supply used. The textured, colored cardstock has been in my stash for about 17 years...purchased when a scrapbook store went out of business.
I really like the vellum layer with its wavy edges and texture.
Which color combination do you prefer: the warm yellows and oranges, or the cooler purples? I love them both myself and love especially how they feel so different in mood.
Finally, several people have commented that they miss seeing my puppy pictures, so here are a few recent ones to catch you up on our pups.
|Cooper and Lily|
|Cooper's smooshy wooshy face|
|Lily's happy face|
|Cooper's Cujo face. In his defense, Lily was |
biting his upper lip. I got a lucky photo.
|Lily trying to be top dog. Cooper|
could not care less. He's just chewing his bone
while she humps his head.
|"I finally caught it!"|
|Cooper's give-me-a-treat face|
|Young man blessed with dogs.|
|"Please, may I have some chimkin?"|
Don't let that last picture fool you. Lily is a demon. She routinely chews on poor Cooper's face...so much so that his fur is becoming discolored on one side from the spit. But he loves her like a hen-pecked husband and can't stand when she goes anywhere without him.
She's the same way about him. After all, whom else would she torture!?
Mercy, grace, peace, and furry love,