Saturday, August 29, 2009
My first blog post!
Is there anyone out there?
I decided it was time to start a blog. While I was in school full time along with a full time job, I rarely had time to stamp, let alone start anything new on the internet. Then, I figured no one would actually be interested in reading my blog anyway. Then something really amazing happened the other day and I decided it was time to start a blog so I would be able to share the excitement with everyone! I can't yet say much about what the exciting news is, but very soon I will be sharing some really cool stuff right here on my very own blog! So stayed tuned and check back in soon.
Until then, I will share a sample of my stamping adventures! The card to the left is made from an image by Eureka! stamps. I have been on a mission lately to use some of the scraps that have threatened to take over the stamp room. Therefore, I can't say for sure who made the pretty holly paper I used for the background. The image was heat embossed with black pigment ink and clear embossing powder. I love the texture this adds to the image. There is also no danger of the ink smearing when watercoloring. I used Stampin' Up!'s watercolor crayons and an Aquapainter to watercolor the image. I love these crayons!! They are one of my favorite mediums for coloring stamped images!
I love layers on my cards, but to achieve the look of layers without adding the bulk, I used a Krylon paint pen to add a gold edge around each layer of paper.
Well, I had Kyli, my 18 month old granddaughter, last night and then spent the day hanging out with my son. Lots of fun, but now I need some rest!! Thanks for checking in with me and I hope to see you back soon! I can't wait to share my big news!