Monday, May 27, 2013

Father's Day #60

Hello Everybody.  I hope your day was nice and if you celebrated Memorial Day, you had some nice weather.  It's cold and rainy here and except for some shopping, we laid low.  Shopping?  Yes.  We bought Bob a new grill for Father's Day.  He has been borrowing grills for the July 4th picnic and he said, "Enough", and we found a sale.
This is my card for the current Victorine Originals Challenge coming soon located here
   This is to be a Father's Day or Manly card.  Isn't it just like a man to be out on the ocean in a rowboat at sunset.  (although the beauty would be hard to resist.) I sponged the sunset including the already orange sun and cut the rocks out of a piece of torn corrugated cardboard - one of my favorite distress things to use.  I inked it with Ranger Distressed Vintage Photo and sponged blue in the sky and ocean.  I think I like it.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

QFTD165 - Jill

Hi Everyone.
  This is my card for the current Queen for the Day challenge on located HEREI got to make the sample for Jill.  How exciting is THAT!  I embossed a piece of designer paper, added a strip of Basic Grey and thought it needed some faux stitching.  Then a piece of Vintage Lace - one of my favorites.  I attached the lace with brads.  The butterfly is a two piece Spellbinders die and I love it.

Discover it...

I didn't get this card uploaded last week as I was not sure it was worth looking at, but it's growing on me.  The challenge located HERE was to try something you  had not tried before.  This was a stretch for me.  I am not sure what to call it, but will tell you what I did.
I found some instructions on a blog and sort of followed them.  I guess I NEVER follow directions all the way.  I used a piece of Watercolor Cardstock.  First I wet the Cardstock and let it dry just a little so the ink would not smear.  Then I stamped the LeBlanc image in green and red.  I colored in the flower with watercolor pencils and let the whole thing dry.  Then I used a wet brush on some light blue Color Box chalk ink and brushed over the top.  I think it worked and I WILL try it again for myself.  I think this will be one of those things I just have to get used to.

Monday, May 13, 2013

On Gardening

To all Real Gardeners
I was just outside trying to weed my garden and talking to you. I know. I should be talking to Jesus, but I was talking to you. I kept asking what people see in weeding a garden. Why is it relaxing or whatever it is, and why do you love it so much. Does weeding quackgrass - or I should say, "pulling the tops off quackgrass" - give you a thrill, or is it smashing a spider before he gets YOU, or maybe it's replacing an earthworm that you just uprooted, who is trying frantically to get somewhere, and that "somewhere" us usually right where you are going to sit next.
These are just some of my questions. I didn't really stay out there long enough to come up with anymore, and I did get a pathetic little pile of grass out of my garden. That's when I decided that a "for real" gardener could do a better job than me and I came in and called one. She, of course, was not home, as I am sure she is out pulling quackgrass in someone else's garden or planting them one. But she will call back.
I may go out again, but this time I will be armed with a dandelion digger, and if I can come up with a bowlful of dandelions that I find growing next to the walk, I'm sure it will make Bob smile.

Buttons & Bows Challenge

Good Morning,
This is my card for the current Victorine Originals Challenge which is Button and Bows located HERE and to be posted on Tuesday morning.
I used a gold background sheet of cardstock to which I added three fussy cut Victorine Originals daisies.  I LOVE these daisies.  Just can't get enough of them.  I glued a button on each one and put an embroidery floss bow on two.  And can't you just imagine these in your flower garden!  Hence the sentiment.  Check out the blog.  Vicki gives prizes.