Hi there. Hope you are having an amazing week! Mine has been a but hectic and I just feel exhausted so far - UGH - it's only Wednesday!! I was in an accident this weekend, I hit a off duty cop, no less. Nice huh? So, I was planning this fantastic Saturday day with the kids - a last weekend of the summer adventure before the school year starts.
I picked up my niece, Paige and I was going to take the 3 kids to the Science Museum downtown. On our way I stopped by Target to return some shoes that were too small for my daughter. Anyway, Paige & Christian started fighting when I was driving out of the parking lot - which is typical these days - and I looked back for a second to tell them to stop and hit the person in front of me.
So dissappointed in myself.
I'm fine, we were all fine, the guy in the other car was fine - my car is not so fine. I'm in a rental. I'm so dissappointed. I know, I know, accidents happen... that's why we have insurance... yea, yea, I know. I'm just... it was something I really didn't need right now.
Then this coming Sunday is my boss' memorial service and that's just making me think WAY more than I should and it's emotionally drained me. Almost to the point of being creatively blocked. I was so happy to finally get inky last night! It always helps me smile. I needed it!
anyway - onto the happy:
Since my hubby was staying home with the kids today (camp is closed because school starts next week), I let my son, Christian, stay up a bit later than usual. I asked him (he's 6 - going into 1st grade *sniff*)if he wanted to stamp/make cards with me - and he did :D. My little creative boy. We're going to enter it into the Simon Says Stamp Children's Challnege!
He asked who my card was for, I told him I wanted to enter it into the Lawnscaping #16 Challenge - but that it could be for him - BIG SMILES! I knew this challenge would be a REAL, well, challenge for me because I love paper piecing so much - I almost NEVER EVER do a one layer card!
After I explained the concept, he said "Ok, mommy, I'll do a one layer card too then" and so we sat there making our cards. He is too cute that boy - he's my creative buddy! He made a whole watery scene!!!
When he was done, he said something was missing... a sun... I told him I had a sun stamp, and he said "well, does it have sunglasses, your sun" um...no... he said "well then, I'd better draw it, because I really need a sun with sunglasses". Of course you do little guy. Too cute. He decided it was a card for his cousin Shannon. He has too much fun hanging out with her last weekend. Here's the inside of his card:
Ok, now onto my card. This really was a hard challenge for me. I was scared of doing just one layer... I actually made a card and hated it. So, I started over with a different idea in mind. In the end I did like what I came up with though:
I knew I wanted a Kraft background. I used Washi tape to make grass, then stamped my images and colored them in with Copics. Actually, the clouds were the 1st images I stamped, and I colored them in with a white (Prisma)color pencil. When I started out, I thought I would color the entire card in with color pencils, but in the end decided everything else needed Copics. I wanted my critters to have a bit of debth and my 12 pack beginner pack of color pencils were not gunna cut it.
So, as you can see, I also used a glittery Copic to color in the flowers, my raccoon's eyes, the dragonfly, and trace aound the clouds.
I really like the effect it gave it. Just a little something extra. I think it adds something purty ;).
Anyway - sorry for the too much info kind of post. Thanks for peeking. I hope you have an amazing day & weekend. I hope to ink up some more this week - I really hope to - but I just don't know.