Friday, February 23, 2018

My Inky Friends Challenge #3
Are you experiencing some winter doldrums, like me? Are your friends and family skipping off to warmer climes and leaving you to the daily grind? I feel ya, friend! I have a serious itch to bug out to the south for some vitamin D! That would be sunshine, not Dilaudid, for my nursing friends out there 😉

Well, My Inky Friends and I are going to help you focus on the good things about winter. Bear with me, I know it is February.... embrace the confines of your home! You have spent much effort and time to create a space you enjoy, and toys you like to play with! And there are so many movies adn series to binge watch on Netflix! Come summer, you are going to be too busy with all that messy outdoor stuff.

Funny story: Wednesday on my break at work, I was searching flights for the next day since i have a week off, and found some fairly reasonable rates to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando from our little airport in town (2-3 flights out a day). And found out one of the doctors I work with was going to Orlando the next day and invited me to join her family. I really wanted to go and texted my hubby to see if he could pull it off. He couldn't, and I briefly considered going anyway. Honestly, I was still thinking about it Thursday morning. But decided it would not be nice of me.  Later that morning, I decided to run to town for some craft supplies.... and I could not find my keys to save my life! Yup, the hubby took both sets to work with him! He works 45 minutes away... and we live 10 miles from town. I texted him telling him he was just making sure I didn't fly away without him! 😂😂😂

This month we are doing a sketch challenge. It is such an awesome way to jump start your creativity!

I am still in a bit of a mojo slump, so this sketch was very helpful! Sometimes there are just not any stamp sets speaking to me, or I am just so tired from my real job, the creativity has to be a bit forced. And no, that does not take the joy out of it!

Can you see all the texture in the background panel? I like white space, but it has to be interesting white space.

I used several die sets, sorry. I have them, I am gonna use them. And we have so many amazing dies to chose from!

  • The "best" was stamped in black on watercolor paper using a MISTI (I will be getting a Stamparatus in March, yeah!!).
  • Then watercolored with ink squeezed onto the ink pad lids and a tiny paintbrush. 
  • I dried this really well with my heat tool then wiped with the Embossing Buddy. 
  • And stuck it back in the MISTI and stamped with Versamark and Clear heat embossed. 
The stamp positioning tool really makes this a sharp and vibrant image!

Be sure to head on over to the My Inky Friends challenge blog to see the rest of the design team's projects, and to submit your own!

If you have seen something you need for your crafting life, just click the image in the supply list below and it will take you to my store! If you order less than $150, please use this month's Host Code, which can be found at the top of the sidebar on the right.

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1 comment:

PaperFairyKris said...

This is so pretty! I like how you put the sentiment in the corners (I love having...a friend like you). Great way to use the sketch. I really like the addition of the gold banner.


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