Happy Wednesday! I hope that you are having a fantastic week! I have had a great one, hit the splash park with the kids again, Carter probably went down the slide more than any other kid in the park as he does not understand lines and is little enough to get around the other kids! No worries the lifeguard thought it was hilarious and the other parents couldn't believe how brave he was for being not even 2! We also had a few playdates too. I have sorta been having a busy summer. Well I finally made a few more cards for the current challenge at Hero Arts which ends tomorrow and is food, travel and bookmaking. I love Hero Arts and I love to play with there challenges! I have two very different cards to share with you. And the first card has dots and that works for the current challenge over at Simon Says Blog. (Such a great challenge, dots who doesn't love them?)
Did you notice the egg? Not only is it adorable with the cute face on it but I used glossy accents to make the egg yolk glossy and than I used Liquid Pearls on the white part to make it look like a real egg! I will be honest with you my friends I was quite excited when I came up with this idea! To do it I colored it all in and than I did the glossy first and waited for it to dry than I did the Liquid Pearls! I want to make more egg cards!
This card is inspired by my mother's garden. My parents are currently in Croatia which is where they are from, visiting family. My mother has a huge garden and grows everything she can. When we go to visit she always takes my kids into her backyard and shows them all of what she is growing and lets them water. Actually funny memory when Ariel was 2 1/2 and the apple tree was in full bloom and she saw it for the first time she stood in front of it and just looked for what felt like hours, she was so enthralled! Since my mom is gone my aunt is taking care of her garden, and my brother and sometimes me too. I love this stamp because I love the carrots face! My "theme" if you will to this card is to be garden like. I stamped the friends def in distress inks and than with another distress ink blended it in. I also used my new edge distress thing by Tim Holtz (that I had been desiring and searching for everywhere for at least 2 years) on the edges and than stained it with the distress inks. I even colored the floss with the distress ink. The distress look and the layout to this card is supposed to represent my mom's garden. I plan on giving my mom this card for her to give to my aunt as a thank you card for taking care of her garden.
Well thank you for reading me, and thank you for your always wonderful comments! I so appreciate you!