Are you as happy as I am to welcome spring? I've already started Eastering with this little cutie:
image from Altered Pages
I've made quite a few of these Peeky Eggs (you know, like hollow sugar or chocolate eggs), but this one is my favorite so far. That's partly due to the sweet little girl, and partly because of the shimmery metallic finish of the Curious Metallics Smoosh Roses surrounding her. Not sure what a Smoosh Rose is? You can learn how to make your own HERE.
Those roses are so simple, I like to make a bunch in neutrals and save them to use in later projects.
Whew, my inaugural post at the CutCardStock blog is up. I had grand illusions that spring was truly here, but then it snowed on my daffodils. ***sigh*** That didn't stop me from updating the window frame that lurks around our house, this guy occasionally gets a seasonal fix:
Also, I'm very pleased to let you know that I've been invited to join the CutCardStock design team. As I'm already madly in love with their metallic cardstock, this is looking to be a good pairing . . .
Did some monoprinting this week, both with and without a gel plate. Used leaves, doilies, and big bubble wrap for markmaking:
It's good to have a stash of painty prints, ready to use as background papers in pretty much any project. Makes me happy. :)
P.S. I'm on instagram now, thanks to the girl child, but it's taking me a while to get the hang of it. One thing I CAN do is find the people who are following me, so if you're one of my arty friends on instagram, please follow me so I can find you!! This is instagram me, here!
So I mean to read more this year. I used to read quite a lot, but honestly, it got to be something of a waste of time, so I cut back exponentially. But I mean to read more this year, but reading of a better sort.
ephemera, acrylic smear, crayon, pencil, vintage alpha with versafine
Some collage--the grey is nice and shiny, it's actually joss paper . . .
. . . some Wite-Out pen, pencil, crayon . . .
. . . and a little cardstock heart.
Oh, and a wash of ivory acrylic over the pages. And when I say "wash", what I'm really saying is a smearing with my fingers and a little bit of tea out of my glass, because I was too tired to get up and get some water.
(PS: I'm tired of being sick. And now there's paint in my tea.)