Confessions and Obsessions of a Paper Crafter

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Back in the Saddle Again

I have no good or ready excuse for being AWOL for so long (and by now you are wondering if I'm a cowgirl or a military sort - really I'm neither), but let's just say life gets in the way sometimes!

This is a birthday card I made for my Darling Husband.  It's made with the Animal Spirit stamps, and coloured with a variety of markers.  My favourite ones to colour these stamps with are Tim's Distress Markers, and those Spica pens, to give a little glitter.  For some of the larger areas that need to be a more neutral colour, I often use a pencil crayon.

And speaking of Distress Markers, is it just me, or are others hoping that some of those "limited edition" Distress Inks(like Mowed Lawn, and Salty Ocean, and Picked Raspberry) are going to find their way to becoming Markers? 

Anyway, back to the Animal Spirit stamps, which I seem to be COLLECTING on a regular basis, I like these, because
they take me back to my youth (and now you think I'm like 90 years old, which I'm not), when I would colour those big Doodle Art Posters, that came with 10 or 12 markers, that would dry out before the darn poster was finished!  These are easier to complete, that's for sure.

And talking about completing, I am very sorry to say that after March, I gave up on the Art Journal Calendar pages.  I did enjoy doing them, but I found I was always trying to catch up, and it was more of a chore than a pleasure, which is what it should be about!

I have been working on another calendar, this one is made with the Graphic 45 papers "Place in Time".  I'm doing one a month, using photos from a trip we took last year to Alaska.  When it's complete, I plan to turn it into a mini album.

Until next time......

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