Friday, August 19, 2011
Five for Friday
#1. I love these guys! I'm so thankful that I get to spend the whole summer with them-- it's been really great! Sure, there have been some "not so great" days, but the good far outweighs the bad. I took this photo on our front steps yesterday morning before going to walk dogs for the Humaine Society.
#2. Our favourite dog to walk there is Phantom. Scary name, kind of scary looking dog. But he's a real sweetheart and very gentle with the kids.
#3. Sage took another art class this week at the Pembina Hills Art Centre, where she learned to paint like Van Gogh. She had a great time and came home with two masterpieces.
#4. My wonderful friend, Val, took me out for breakfast for my birthday on Monday and gave me this vase. Isn't it gorgeous? I'm thinking of using it to make something like this for fall/Thanksgiving.
#5. So I decided to use the vase as inspiration to make Val a thank you card:
I used PTI cardstock (aqua mist, stamper's select white), die (Mat Stack #5), twine & stamp (Think Big Favourites #3). The bird stamp is Inkadinkadoo which I coloured with the SU! watercolour pencils that I won at Anne's crop in the Spring with the SU! blending tools-- the effect is that they look like they've been coloured with markers. The buttons are from my stash.
To create the shiny silver effect over the aqua mist cardstock, I dry brushed some silver acrylic paint over top of it. I was pretty pleased with how it turned out.
Thanks for looking!