Happy Wednesday to you all! Hope you all are having a fabulous week! Guess WHAT?? My daughter finally settled on a dress for homecoming—OMGoodness what a horrendous experience it has been LOL. She had wanted this dress that was quite “inappropriate” (that’s a kind way to say it) and I was adamant that it would NOT be happening. SO many tears and much screaming & slamming on her part we came to a conclusion. I would order a few more dresses and if she didn’t pick one then she wouldn’t be going—I offer quick and easy ultimatums in my house (hey that’s how I am, lol). While I was spending quite a bit of time in airports between Kansas, Chicago & Tampa I perused the internet and ordered her 5 more dresses that were in her “style” but appropriate for a 10th grader NOT a street walker KWIM! I had a guy at the airport (cuz I always do) lean over and look at what I was doing on my laptop—gosh peeps are nosy huh—and ask me if I was buying a Homecoming dress for myself. UMMM NO CREEPER LOL!! So while I was in Ohio the dresses came and Alexa actually liked them all (pat on the back for good ‘ole mom here) but narrowed it down to 2 of them and then a final selection. Its classy, pretty and age appropriate so Momma is a a happy girl and so is Alexa. Now the battle for the shoes and jewelry will commence this weekend, so please send prayers my way---this could get ugly LOL. NO really I hope this part will be easy but we always get into the conversation of pretty vs practical and I really cannot say much because I will sometimes suffer for a pair of great looking shoes So we will seeeee….! For those of you SUFFERING thru the same thing, I understand, you can vent to me and we can cyberly share a glass of wine and WHINE a bit ok!! Next weekend is homecoming and my mom is coming up—so far the after party location has NOT been decided upon. But I have a feeling it will be here again like last year, lord help me and pray the weather is good so they can stay in the backyard, hee hee!
-The October CMC Newsletter went out yesterday—if you didn’t receive it you can always find it at the CMC Site in the CMC News Tab HERE! Lots of goodies & events to read about!
-The Outlawz Challenge Group is celebrating its 1000+ members with a HUGE party and $800 worth of prizes. So go help my pal Colleen and her girls celebrate!
Today I’m sharing a project with you that just might be one of my faves this year. Did I tell you I have a slight “obsession” with forest fairies LOL? Ever since I was little I believed they lived in the woods and would make fairy houses for them—so when I saw this image I knew I had to have it! Della, my good friend & owner of I Brake For Stamps asked me to be a guest artist for their new line of stamps they are carrying and I can never tell a friend NO LOL! This stamp is NOW available at I Brake For Stamps along with some other cute ones by the artist Sylvia Zet so you MUST go check them out. This one is called “Silver Fairy” but I reinterpreted her as a forest fairy—isn’t she a beauty? I cannot even tell you how much fun I had coloring her with my Copics—I might do her again but in different colors And I video-taped how I colored her too---yes I darn well did, can you believe it LOL—I haven’t done a video in ages! I don’t mind shooting them but I HATE editing them LOL! It will up this weekend for y’all!
So I decided to keep my colors fairly monochromatic—just creams and dk greens, very forestry eh? The papers are all by PTI and they are what really gave me my inspiration—I always pick my papers first before I start coloring! The swirls are dies by Cherry Lynn Designs and the flowers are a mix of Primas and WOC Flowers—and guess what? I Brake For Stamps carries the Wild Orchid flowers here in the US so you can get them faster, LOL—I love FAST!! I added a few pearls to finish it off. The image was dramatic enough that I didn’t want to overwhelm it KWIM.
She’s colored with Copics of course and I used YG97,YG95,YG93,YG91 / E43,E42,E40 / E25,E31,E50 / E11,E00. Then I added stickles to some parts of her wings and flowers and arm/leg cuffs for sparkle. I drew in a bit of grass with my Copics as well and then used my Inkssentials Blending tool to soften the edges of my image with SU ink.
Ok so I’m off to visit with my pal Marti for a bit (yep she still loves me even after the Ohio trip LOL) and then work on some projects and edit video (e-yuck)! See you on Friday!! Make sure to check out the stamps at I Brake For Stamps too!!