Saturday, February 25, 2017
A Late Valentine's Day Post
I watched a video technique using white pigment ink to stamp an image and colored pencils to color on the image. These Valentine's cards are inspired by that and I have this amazing heart/love stamp that I never quite know what to do to use it.
On the inside, a simple stamped sentiment to make sure everyone knows what the card is for. I'm not sprinkling romantic love around the office randomly, just expressing some holiday, not weird at all "love".
I ended up trying a variety of coloring combinations, mainly to keep me interested. The effect is not "in the lines" neatness and so I had to reign in my inner perfectionist. She decided a nap was in order and I got to make quite a few. She still cringes at some of the finished results, but they really are lovely and the recipients thought it a special surprise.
My daughter asked for help in making a few valentines herself. I used my Lawn Fawn Whale You Be Mine stamp set. Cute, easy to make and, apparently, easy to forget because she ended up taking them to school the day after Valentine's Day.
I'm in Flagstaff recovering from participating in the Honors Explore day with same daughter. She's committed to NAU for school which means she's leaving me in the fall. It's a beautiful campus (we walked through a large portion and many flights of stairs in the high mountain air) and she's very excited. I'm grateful for some quite time this morning with which I remembered these pictures and actually had time to edit and post.
I hope your weekend is fantastic.