DeeDee of My Handmade Sunshine
DeeDee was the owner of DeeDee's Digis - and when her shop closed, her old blog disappeared. I thought when I saw the name it was she, but emailed to ask since I couldn't get to the old link I had for her blog. So if you have time, pop over to say hello and enjoy DeeDee's work. You'll enjoy it!!!
Some more UFO-s are getting on a card. Photo'd today's card, then when I saw the picture, the camera caught some things my eyes missed.
- WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Dahlia heat embossed with Queen's Gold. Decided to hunt up the Spectrum Noir Acqua pens I've had for a while, and do a little watercoloring. The pens did not feel 'good' in my hands (remember I'm used to the softer brush nib of a copic), but I was not able to blend the w/c of the Acquas as easily as with the Zig. (again, this is a lot of operator difficulty, probably not the pens per se. Just sayin'). I was ok with the vivid colors & fussy cut to place the leaves and buds where I wanted on the oval. Oval was left over cut out layer from another project. Think the piece had been colored using some brusho-s and Golden Sands Infusion - which is a product similar to brusho, just more in the earth tones than the brushos.
- S/B Shapeability Lace Doily Motif (an oldie die) cut the mat from a 6x6 dp pack...cut the sentiment from a smaller motif in the S/B set. Cut a top layer from white, trimmed it to fit so that the sentiment could be stamped. Distressed with DI Tea Dye to soften the white.
- card front from a 6x6 pack of textured paper - this is a rough paper, that has threads in it. Thought the edge had trimmed nicely, but the photo showed some 'fuzz' in places along the edge. (my eye didn't catch it..but the camera certainly did). In the bottom right corner, there was a white mark (as from a white pencil,...so not sure if this was an imperfection in the paper). Anyway, this glared in the photo. Took the very sharp Cutter Bee scissors to do a little hair cut, and then used Tea Die to sponge around the corners, and cover up the white mark.
One more UFO done!! One in the 'any occasion' stash too. Nothing fancy, but I do like this image. Have another one colored with copics that I like much better. I've seen lots of beautiful work done with the Spectrum Noirs - both the alcohol markers and the acquas. The nib just does not feel comfortable to my hand, and I don't blend well with either of these types of markers. Anybody else want to share their thoughts on these markers? I'm pretty sure it is _just me_!!!
Oh yeah, the carpenter is s'posed to show tomorrow to remove the doors in the to-be tiled areas. Because of the different depth of a ceramic tile versus the vinyl we had in the rooms being retiled, the doors, shoe molding have to be removed, probably adjust the door bottoms. DH has promised to repaint the doors while off the hinges. The contractor came by late this evening. We had not turned on any of the new plumbing, but he did. Found a slight problem, so I'm happy he discovered it!!! Slowly, slowly. He apologized again for our long wait and thanked us for our patience. (I hope his fee will reflect that patience thanks!!!)
Thanks for popping by this evening. Will try to share some more UFO's. I'm trying hard to keep up with my visitor comments, so when I don't attend to that promptly, I'll wait to post a card.
Hugs. Stay Cool.