Hi everyone! Sorry it has been a bit since I posted. I needed a crafty break and had lots going on with my boys and work. But I’m getting back to the craft room this week and will have lots for you in the upcoming weeks. Today, I’m excited to join back in with the latest from Freshly Made Sketches. Our host this week is the extraordinary Karren Johnson, queen of coloring. And she has such a fun sketch this week. One that allows for elements to be combined and all kinds of creativity.
After puttering around in my stamp room like I had no clue for a while, I finally settled on this set. Something about these birds always make me happy! Well, they are Happy Birds. I stamped with Versafine Onyx Black on Bristol Smooth paper and then colored with my Winsor and Newton Watercolors. Instead of a “real” panel, I painted on some stripes for the vertical elements. Hopefully Karren forgives my loose interpretation of this part of the sketch. I love the stitched dies with the stitched details of the stamps so that was my final touch. I used the new Mini Dimensionals for attaching the bird and other little things. I have to say that this new size from Stampin’ Up is a must have for your glue arsenal (and I know we are all collectors of just the right adhesives).
I think that like many in the US, I have been a little overwhelmed by what I am seeing in Texas. Watercoloring yesterday was good for my soul. Later today, I’ll be working on what I can do to help. There are many good references on what is needed and reliable organizations who will have boots on the ground to help. If you are not sure where to go, start here: United Airlines Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. They have links to donate to vetted charities and you can even get a few frequent flyer miles for your donation.
Back to the stamp room for me and I’ll see you soon. Thanks so much for stopping in today. I hope you have a happy Wednesday.
Stamp: Happy Birds (WPlus9); Paper: Strathmore Bristol Smooth, Basic Black (SU); Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Accessories: Winsor and Newton Watercolors, Misti, Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies (SSS)