Hello my friends! I hope you have all enjoyed a wonderful weekend and are staying well in this epidemic flu season!
Well we have been busy at our house, making repairs after a roof leak and laying new flooring in all our bedrooms! We had planned on laying hardwood floors before the roof problem and had purchased the wood, but had waited to get started until my hubby was going to be off work for the week between Christmas and New Years. So... while other workers were here doing other things like putting on a new roof, fixing dry wall inside, and painting, hubby and I have been hard at work getting the flooring down. We have all the bedrooms done now except for the closets. I'm loving the new look and I think it will really help with allergy symptoms, or I hope so at least! :)
Anyway... with my SCS Dirty Dozen cards, and all the home projects, I have not had a lot of crafting time, but today I did manage to get in to my craft room for a little while, and this is what I came up with. I used this month's Music Speaks stamp set, as well as the ODBD Blushing Rose Paper Collection, Vintage Labels, and Vintage Flourish Pattern Dies. The trim is Recollections, and I used a Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags die for my sentiment, and cut off one side of the fancy frame. The image is stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and then colored with pencils. I then played around with the faux Bokeh technique found HERE. I used Faber Castel Gelatos in pink and gold and the eraser on my mechanical pencil to stamp little circles on my background. I used my finger dipped in the gold to add a touch of shimmer to the whole panel, and especially along the edges. I also went over parts of the image with a Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen and I just wish the camera could capture shimmer because it never seems to really show it, especially on dark days like today!
Anyway... I love this new set and I had fun playing with something a little different for it. I hope it inspires you in some way to have fun with different techniques too!
Today's Blessing from the Word:
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
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