Wednesday, May 21, 2014

robin & ruby...

Hey there! 
I decided I could look at my lazy bum blogging as...
1. I just don't fire up the ol' apple when I get home and sit and tell you about my latest project.
{this is the truth}
2. I like to think that no one wants to see their email littered with my nonsense every few days! 
{the reason I think is funniest??}

In May, Jim and I took a joint week off from work, so we could build a new shed. Resin, like a big Little Tykes playhouse. We started our stay'cation' by taking a long weekend up to Emily's in Toronto.
The Stamping Bella store is now a memory, but the Stamping Bella stamps & website are still a hit!
We had not been up to visit Emily, Ryan, Tyler, Jayden, Edward, Jasper & almost 2 years. {just before we found out about Jim's cancer}
It's nice to know that nothing's changed and we shopped for art supplies, {with the twinsies} and sat at the kitchen table making art. Ok, Emily making art and me trying to copy hers. lol

Emily was working on a mixed media class with Danielle Donaldson and I fell in LOVE with these Houses on Stilts, that Emily painted. Watercolor, drawing & some white acrylic washes. Yes, I am now obsessed with Ms. Donaldson's techniques. {instagram, facebook}
So I came home to try my hand and play with houses, birdhouses and a butterfly.

Poor cards, I keep making them and still not posting. Lets fix that tonight! Here are two more cards from the Purple Onion collection, A Beautiful Day.
I used 'Robin' the flying bird & the balloons. This little guy is delivering a pretty big bouquet for a small bird! I was silly and colored the balloons some pink/coral shades, wayyyyy before I found the paper. I have to make a mental note to not do this any more. I didn't have much selection to pick from, in my still-to-large paper stash. 
I pulled out the nestibilities and my Vagabond cutter, after I blew the dust off of them. I am still not an oval person, but I keep trying.
I loved how 'Robin' looked, carrying the balloons so I had stamped out another feathered fella...
How cute is 'Ruby', carrying some blue & green balloons. I didn't add a bow to this card, but he got a little glitter. I pulled out my Tim Holtz distress inks, also dusty and in hiding. 
It's funny how I have this room again and now I need to get used to using my supplies again.

I went to a scrapbook show before my week at home was over and watched someone use Tombow's and I wanna get mine out. What's that saying "so much to do and so little time to do it".

I am off to work on a few more Purple Onion cards!
Back soon!


Meahni Pieterse said...

These cards are simply too good for words. Those images are adorable. You have made me miss my pencils sooo much now!!

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Thank you for posting your beautiful work. I don't leave comments often, but I just wanted you to know that I really missed you during your time away. So happy you are sharing you talents again. :)