Monday, August 17, 2009

A Get Well Wish and A New Look!

Notice the new look to my blog?! Too cool! Thanks to Amber for pointing me to Shabby Blogs. It’s so easy to do! (now I’m trying to figure how to get those cute dividers onto my page!)

A good friend of ours had a disagreement with a ladder last week…the ladder won! Poor Dave ended up with an ambulance ride, one of those halo thingys on his leg with pins in his ankle and another surgery this week to put plates on his shin. OUCH!

BackInTheSaddle crp

Being so busy with fair, today was the first chance I had to sit down and make the card I had in mind. The cute cowboy and sentiment are from Inky Antics. It’s colored with Copics, masked and then airbrushed.

The Technique Lovers Challenge on SCS today was Leafing Pen Resist. You take watercolor paper and a leafing pen (Krylon) and just have fun. I tried to make mine look like a barbed wire fence. Then you take Color Wash (or watercolors) and spritz over the paper. The leafing pen will resist the color! You can dab at the wet paper with a paper towel, spritz with water and/or just keep adding color until you have the desired look. (don’t mix too many though or you’ll just have a muddy look!)

I also used the Copper Krylon Leafing pen on the star brads.

TLC234 Back In The SaddleSending lots of prayers Dave’s way for a speedy recovery! 

Thanks for stopping!

Dawn

7 comments :

Mary said...

I love your card and I love the new blog design. Just goregous!

Mary

Joanne (jojot) said...

so great to see you stamping again......you have truly been MIA this summer

Francie G. said...

Love the background! Fabulous coloring of the cute little guy! Hope your friend is on the mend soon!

Nicole said...

Such a cute card; excellent coloring! And a lovely, peaceful blog-look!! Happy to see you posting more artistic creations!!

xo Nicole xo

- dlm. said...

Wonderful card and wonderful new look to your blog!

Melvin said...

Cards are Awesome!
I love this post..
Thanks for sharing...
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Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

AW! Poor guy hurting his leg. Maybe he did it on purpose to get a card (just kiddin') but I'd fight a losing battle with a ladder for one of your cards any day! :o) Happy Thursday!