Monday, July 14, 2008

Another good day

The weather was cloudy and it rained a little. Not a good day for the beach or reading outside. So, I got a lot done.

I read about half my latest book. I played on the Internet and got caught up with all the SCS Flybabies blogs. I got some laundry done. And I played with my newest acquisition- watercolor crayons. I colored five images and got these four mounted onto cards.

I got the crayons last week. There were only 12 in the set but the box said you could blend for different colors. So, I had a good time. The set came with a small piece of tranparency that I used as a palette and played and mixed. Then I played for the first time with the Diamond Glaze from Judikins. It doesn't show in the pictures, but I used it for the light from the lighthouse, the windows in the house and the angel's wings, and IRL it looks good. I'm pretty satisfied with the results.
The first card is made with "Palms with Huts" from Stampscapes, the second stamp is Thomas Kinkade's "Hometown Pride" from Cornish Heritage Farms . The angel is "Walking Angel" by Adriana Cirstea from American Art Stamps and the lighthouse is our local Old Barney, "Barnegat Light", from Stampendous.
I really enjoyed using the crayons- it's a technique that I will definitely use again. Then I had a GRAND time assembling the cards. I have NO embellishments down here, so the only thing I could do was mat and mount. I did that while watching one of my favorite "chick flicks", Fried Green Tomatoes.
So, who cares if it was cloudy? It was a good day!


Christi said...

It sure sounds like a good day! Wow! Your cards are fantastic!!!

Etha said...

oh gosh those cards are fabulous! I think you need to stay at the beach, you're getting water colory cool by the minute!! very nice Kinkade!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh my gosh Teresa!!!!! I'm just catching up on blog-hopping and oh am I completely blown away by your FANtastic talent and gorgeous creations!!! You are truly an amazing artist!!! I'm so glad you're enjoying your summer beach deserve a relaxing and awesome summer!!!! Hugs to you my friend!!!!