First, let me start by saying that I appreciated so much the kind words and thoughts you posted for me during my rough week. Please know that I DO read each and every comment and am so honored that you think enough of me to leave them for me. Please also know that the comments left on my last post meant so much to me and truly lifted my spirits. I can't thank you enough. Things still aren't the greatest yet, but we'll get there.
OK, I really struggled to get this post together. I tried to create and with everything I'm going through right now, it was hard. But I forced myself and came up with stuff to post. Probably not my greatest work, but still worthy for a post. Here we go. . .
I LOVE this digital image from Delicious Doodles. I created the background by masking with the largest circle in my nesties set and then sponging on Black Soot distress ink for the night sky. Then sponged the moon with various yellow distress inks. I used an MS punch to create the "iron work". To make it look like metal, I rubbed the cut out with Versamark then embossed the whole thing with silver ep. Colored the image with my colored pencils and oms. I also dotted the night sky with a silver gel pen for stars, but you can't see it very well in the photo. To emphasize the eyes, I used yellow rain dots. Another Halloween card to add to my collection!
This is a card where I created a frame by using Nesties. The frame is popped up with dimensional tape. I stamped the leaves then cut them out and attached them to the frame I created. I generated the sentiment on my computer. I ran the brown cardstock through the CB with a wood grain embossing folder.
This is not one of my favorites for tonight, but I chose to post it anyway for a couple of reasons. This was an experiment card. See the background? I used Versamark ink, rubbing it on the protruding side of the CB embossing folder. I've seen this done with colored inks, but not with Versamark. I love the effect I got. It is a perfect tone on tone look. Almost duplicating the letter press look. The second experiment was coating a metal (silver) buckle with Versamark, and then dipping it in copper ep and heating it with a heat gun. I really like how it looks. I didn't have a copper one, so by gosh, I made one!
And finally, the "Pic of the Week":
YOU JUST HAVE TO CLICK ON THE PIC FOR A CLOSER LOOK. Check out the tongue "thingy" on this little guy! When I uploaded this pic for the first time to my computer and looked at it, I couldn't believe what I had captured. Nature is amazing. . .
OK, gotta run. I'm going to try to start to get caught up on all of your blogs. Hang with me while I try to get to you. I'll be there before you know it.
Again, thanks so much for your support. I won't go into detail, but it has been a very rough two weeks and it has taken its toll on me. It will be awhile before I get back to normal. Thanks for being there.
Love you guys!
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."