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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Day 15-16-17 GYAO

Haven't blogged for a few days, but have been busy never-the-less! It is my hubby's birthday on Tuesday, but I won't be here, so we celebrated last night at a nice restaurant. I made him this card:

Kinda cute, but he liked it. On the inside is a stamp of a hand holding cards, and it says "it's in the cards Have a Happy birthday!" then "from your Queen" and a little Queen of hearts card. Like I said cutesy!

I've been working in my journal on the other days, and experimented with using some India ink I found. I put it in a spray bottle (watered down). The color is too pale, so I will have to add more ink I think. Has anyone else tried this?


Then I tried watered down brown paint, the color was better, but soon the sprayer got clogged up.



This is what my desk looked like this morning:


I cleaned it up this afternoon:


Then started getting it messy again. . .!!

Here is the page I've been working on over the last few days:





I actually carved a stamp for the lines!


And finally, the little gift for my friend that I will be staying with for the next week in Niagara Falls (Canada).


It's one of those tiny 2" canvases that comes with the easel.


So I don't know if I will be able to blog from Niagara Falls, but I will try!  Trying to figure out what I will need, and trying not to take too much!

3 comments:

Dandelion and Daisy said...

That comes under the "why didn't I think of that" file....carving a stamp with lines! You're brilliant. I love carving stamps and that would be a cool one to have and use. Thanks!

Helen Campbell said...

I love the transformation from "messy" to "tidy". I need to do that. haha! Have fun in Niagara! Your friend will quite enjoy your lovely canvas. Cheers!

Barbara Hagerty said...

I loved reading your post and seeing all the wonderful pics of your work! I love the stenciled work, and your hand carved lines are terrific!