Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Where does the time go? My last post was Thursday past already! Of course, much has happened since then....we sold our house on Thursday, it passed the home inspection on Saturday and we purchased a new residence on Sunday. I guess I can be forgiven not posting for a few days. We'll be taking possession of our condo in Guelph on July 25th. I can't believe how everything just came together so smoothly. Well, yes I can, actually. I have God looking down on me and providing what I need when it's needed. Thanks be to God.

This card was created for today's CC164 over at Splitcoaststampers. The colours for this challenge were Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate and Soft Sky, a lovely combination. I had no idea where to start, other than the colours. I took out the new "Owl Always Love You" stamp set by Gina K. Designs. As I was trimming the stamps, I noticed the sentiment and, whammy, it was perfect for the card I wanted to make. My son, Andrew, and his fiance, Sheena, just took possession of their new house last Friday. Congratulations you two.

I coloured the image using Prismacolor pencils and blended it with Gamsol using a Q-tip. I had much better luck blending with the Q-tip than I ever did using those fancy blending stumps! This is the way to go, for me, at least. The addition of the brushed brass brads completed the look and now it will go into the mail.

Oh, I almost forgot. I used some of that Metallic Rub-on Paste, also from Gina K., on the edges of the stamped image. I think it turned out pretty good for a first effort.


Kim H. said...

Very cute Barb! I love that metallic rub-on paste stuff!

Alexandra said...

Really cute Barb, love those owls!

Congrats on selling AND buying your new home...how great for you! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex