Well, it has been awhile since I've posted. Where does the time go - I guess I will never know!! I have been enjoying the additions to everyone else's blogs though. There is some incredible stuff out there and if you haven't taken the time to visit the blogs I have listed here - which is a great place to start - your missing out on a lot. I cannot tell you how talented these ladies are, you will just have to take a look for yourself.
The new Thomas Kinkade stamps are incredible and Val does an outstanding job with them. Ellen has a classic, clean, crisp style that I have yet to achieve, and her coloring is extraordinary. Michelle always has something funny, cute and nostalgic to present and her writing in her blog is wonderful. Full of wit and humor, it is so worth the time to read. Then there is Cami - her creations are incredible and sewn together beautifully !! LOL !! (Had to get that one in Cami). Now Kendra has been adding a travel log about her great experiences on her Alaskan cruise and land trip with her family. The pictures are incredible and the stories are wonderful.
So, if you don't have time for that long summer read, might I suggest the short stories that you find on these blogs. It will keep you entertained, enlightened, informed and always leaving with a smile on your face.
I did have a small class on Monday of this week and the request was for masking. I did this card - not your typical masking project - because I felt that the only way to teach masking is through repetition. So, we repeated moving the masks around the center to create this big flower. We Cuttlebugged the background so I didn't want it to busy with pattern and that is why I decided to pull some color across the white petals with a dauber. I like the affect it has and I'm so in love with this color Groovy Guava and all of the new In Colors. They are wonderful.
I brushed the Guava over the Cuttlebug background too to enhance it a little more. The ribbon is Cindy ribbon of course. Not a lot of embellishment but I can't live without my ribbon !! LOL !!
Well, I hope you enjoy this card. I have two others that I will upload later. I'm going to go and enjoy some of this beautiful day. I hope you all can do that too.