Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July to all my American readers.

It was a beautiful quiet night last night (no loud music from annoying neighbour) and the temperature had dropped to a comfortable cool level so I had a great sleep and was raring to go today! The laundry dried in no time on the clothesline while I was down in the lower studio getting some scrapbooking done. I have years of photos to get put into scrapbooks but eventually I’ll get it done, providing I do live to be 103 as I’ve always predicted! But, if I don’t get them all done, my girls can finish them. All the photos are printed and waiting to be scrapped! Do you print your photos or are they all on your camera or sitting in your computer? I would strong suggest two things – 1) Do a back-up! I have an external hard drive and it takes minutes to back up all my files and photos so if my computer ever crashes – or I should say, when, not if, I won’t lose everything. And 2) if you have your photos on a digital device only and that one crashes – gone! Or they change or cancel that format – gone! In other words, don’t lose your precious photos – print them. I send mine to Wal-Mart on-line and they print 4x6 photos for .19 each, finished within a couple of hours and the quality is excellent.
                                                 End of soap box rant!

Today’s card was made for the Stamping Bella challenge. This week was a sketch. Here’s my card.
The image was coloured with Prismacolor pencils and blended with gamsol. Ovals are Spellbinder’s dies. The background paper was plain white and I sponged some Distress Inks, Mustard Seed and Spun Sugar, here and there to create a background to match the image and fancy oval. The lollipop was covered with a layer of Glossy Accents to make it look like hard candy. The girl’s skirt was sprinkled with the silver eye shadow to mimic the look of Wink of Stella. The ribbon is from the dollar store. The oval had a lot of space on it so I added the three gems because that gets the eye moving around the oval.

That’s all for a Friday. Have an awesome weekend everyone.


1 comment:

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful and striking card Violet. My dad is 101 1/2 and I now care for him part time, it was full time but he is in home will reach your 103 with positive thinking and crafting like you are....I have enjoyed my tour of your blog... and have joined as a new follower. Feel free to join me and also my candy which is sponsored by three awesome artists...xx ♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

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