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!

6 comments:

Karen C. said...

Beautiful post today, Leigh.Your "birthday" vase is stunning and the card you made is such a nice tribute to your friend's thoughtfulness. I checked out the gratitude tree and it is quite lovely. Good luck with that project.

Joyce said...

Enjoyed reading your post. Your kids look so happy and healthy--you truly must be 'mother of the year'!! I love the card you made for your friend. It really does echo the vase.

carol (krillsister) said...

Leigh,
Your thank you card is lovely. I caN SEE THE INSPIRATION FROM THE VASE. I LOVE HOW IT TURNED OUT USING THE SILVER BRUSH STROKES. A NICE FINISHING TOUCH.

Deanna Jean said...

What a beautiful inspiration piece. And I don't think you could have made a card more perfect.

Elizabeth said...

Your vase is beautiful!!! I love your card too, great inspiration all around us!
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Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!