Sunday, September 26, 2010

Back from vacation

Well I'm back safe and sound, we ended up in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, we went to Montpelier, which was James Madison's home, and we went to a couple of wineries, we mostly ate, we had good luck with the food.

My house is a mess!!!! I have boxes everywhere, I can see getting tired of this quickly, good thing I was gone all week. They are putting the floor down today and probably not finishing, hubby goes back to work tomorrow, so it will be even slower going.

I'll post pictures from my trip soon.


Monday, September 20, 2010

Kitchen update

Well, my kitchen looks a mess right now, they have ripped off the walls, floors and cabinets, and have started putting up sheet rock. About 1/2 the ceiling is scraped. I'm going to the dump today, then I'm going to pack and leave for my trip. My KNK came and it's lonesome still in it's box. Hopefully I'll have time to hook it up next week.
I've made another card for a TAC swap I'm in, I hope they like it, I had to make 61 of these cards, so if your in this swap you get a sneak peak, I'm mailing them out today.

Here is the directions on how to make this card. Technique is Watercolor Stamping. Using Watercolor paper I inked the stamp "watercolor plants" (any solid stamp will work) with red and green ink, I used distress inks, but any water soluble ink or marker will work. Then I sprayed the stamp with water, stamped the center image, and the one on the right, then I sprayed water again and stamped the one on the right, let dry. I used Versamark and a stamp from "Happily Grateful" for the background, sentiment is from "Happily Grateful" using Palette Ink Burnt Umber, then I inked the card and around the watercolor paper with burnt umber and a sponge.

Have a great week,

Thursday, September 16, 2010

My new KNK

I got word that it's being delivered by Fed Ex TODAY, how excited am I. Course it couldn't have come at a busier time, I'm demo'ing my kitchen/dining room/hall this week, and next week my husband is putting in tile floors, sheet rock, (we have paneling now that is coming down) painting the walls and ceiling (we have popcorn now we are scraping that off) installing new cabinets (he's building them now), and I'll be on vacation with a friend of mine in Virginia. My brother is coming to help him do the new work, I've been emptying cabinets, china cabinet and taking stuff off walls all this week. He's hoping to have the walls done, tile laid and some of the base cabinets done by the time I get back. I'm doing the kitchen tuscan style since my husband dabbles in making wine. The wood is a very dark brown on my new kitchen table and we are making the cabinets to match, my walls will be pale yellow with hints of white to look like stucco, the countertop is black,brown,beige granite, the floor is a light cream with some darker brown in it. If you've read this long, we are giving my china cabinet to my son (husband is making another to match my cabinets) and the kitchen table is being given to someone who needs one. If anyone is interested I'll post pictures of before and after.
I won't be posting next week, since I'll be in virginia with my friend, have a great week.


Friday, September 10, 2010

New Card

It was pointed out to me that I haven't posted in a while, and I'm sorry for that, I'm working on swaps right now, here is one card for a swap I'm doing, it looks too simple to me for some reason, but it did take a while to make. I used watercolor paper, stamped the blossom with versamark and embossed it in gold. Then watercolored it with my waterbrush. I used the Blossoms and Blessings stamp set from TAC and I used the leaves from Happily Grateful for the background. Let me know what you think, or if I need to add anything.