First though, help me welcome a new follower: Megan of My Merry Card Corner. Megan, I can't comment at your blog, because I don't have Google+. When I try to comment, Gplus comes up, wanting me to create an account. Does anyone know how to bypass this, and still leave a comment at a Plus blog? Had a bad experience with plus some while back, so I don't want to go there again! I still enjoyed a good browse through Megan's wonderful work, so perhaps if you have time, you can go over & say Hi for me! And thanks for becoming a new follower Megan.
At night, have been going through boxes of early copic & air brush efforts, determining if something can be salvaged from any of this. Today's card is from that, and here it is:
Think this may have been a PSX rose. When learning to use copics, I had a few stamps I used to track my progress. Roses were a favorite motif. Long years ago, we had seen the most gorgeous orange, velvet textured rose, up in the gardens at Franklin Roosevelt's home (Springwood) in Hyde Park, New York. You just wanted to rub your fingers over the surface, knowing that it would feel like the softest velvet. (of course there are signs telling you to not do this!). This image was colored in the YR shades, but as my eye doesn't like strong contrast, as I looked at it years later, of course it was 'flat'. Tried to add stronger contrasts, and use the image. Here's the result.
- Scalloped square die was sponged in DI Green sage. IO tag, that just fits this sentiment. Ribbon was a celery green, colored with a YR copic .
- S/B vine die for the borders and a very old, very large Webster's dictionary page used to collage over a square cardfront. The dictionary was gifted by our New England friend who goes to estate sales. It's pretty ratty, so I didn't feel too badly at tearing out a page. I love books, so it's very hard to ever just tear out or destroy one!
OK, now for some of the reno pictures. Bear in mind, we don't live in a fancy style house, and we actually LIVE in this house. No decorators were harmed - ever - in anything done to this house!!!
We are discovering that we miss the glass block that surrounded the shower...the new glass surround makes the area appear much larger; however, the thicker glass brick allowed 'grab onto' if you feel the need of stability in stepping out of the shower; this thinner glass does NOT have that attribute. We do have a bar on the shower wall to hold while bathing, but the one that I've added at the exit point, is a suction cup affair, and not certain how much stability it would provide if one should slip.
New tile in Kitchen
most things back in place