Have you been enjoying your summer? It's hard for me to believe we are already in August! At the beginning of summer I panic and think how on earth am I going to fill up all these weeks? (We don't do summer camps other than Girl Scouts.) And then we get to August and I panic again thinking OMG I have all this stuff on my list of things to do that we haven't gotten to yet! I am always torn about what's best for her - do I cram her weeks full of all of these "super camps" and put myself in the poor house so she can have all these super enrichment experiences? Do I schedule a super activity myself every day and kill myself trying to make every day an adventure? Or do I just let her laze around and do whatever she wants? Today our activity is Minecraft mods - she wants to learn code and write her own. I told her how about we just figure out how to use one someone else has made first.....
As for me, I have been back in the studio (usually with her right by my side!) I saw a tutorial for a Layered Batik on Splitcoast Stampers that was very cool - I tried to do it 6 or 7 times and failed miserably
However, I liked the stamps I had gathered and the color scheme so I finally gave up and went with good old-fashioned stamping. I am submitting this card to the follwoing challenges - click on the links and join them too!
- Daring Cardmakers - Color Challenge
- Crafty Creations - Just For Fun
- Glitter N Sparkle - Add glitter and sparkle
- Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
- All Sorts - Favorite Things (My Brilliance inks)
All of the stamps are from various Inkadinkado clear sets I have had for ages. I haven't bought a rubber stamp in a really long time and I pulled up their website - big mistake! Now I want to order a slew of stamps! I have always loved their stamps.
My hands down fave inks are Tsukineko and for this card I used Brilliance inks on the dragonflies and VersaMagic for the swirls. I love how the brilliance shimmers and the VersaMagic is a nice soft chalk. I like the mini size too - I have all of the dew drops - made it easy to collect them all! The Hello is a Studio G $1 stamp of course!
I used a few Pez-A-Bling in light blue sparkle to finish it off. Still one of my favorite finishing touches. I do still have plenty for sale in lots of colors. If you are interested let me know! Eventually I will get them posted again with pics and links to buy.
And now I am off to research minecraft mods - thank you for stopping by!