Well, for the last 3 days I have been sick as a dog. The worst thing? Its BORING when you're stuck in bed (or in my case, stuck on the couch). The best thing? having time to stamp, and watch a movie. In my case, it was the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2. Loved it. Too bad I didn't have a copy of Twilight, or I would have watched that!
I did get some stamping in. I complete two swaps. First is the monstahs & aliens swap hosted by my friend MiamiKel.
The image is a stamp I got from Victoria Case - which I have inked up before. I got the little crown accents from the dollar store (what a find!) and the ribbon, I recieved as a giftie in a swap. i colored up the image with my watercolor markers and used a blender pen over it. its not my favorite card, but I do really like the image. Perhaps next time I will try another coloring technique.
Next up is a card i made for my monthly sisterhood swap. The theme is "birds of a feather". Its so appropriate for the sisterhood since we all have been friends for so long now, and we share this common love of ink and rubber. Top that off with a really unique and special friendship and blend of extraordinary women, who genuinely care for one another. I realized I had only two bird stamps and neither of them would be right for this theme. One was a sneaky looking vulture and the other was a Christmas dove.
I decided to try googling and came up with this digital stamp. Its actually from a seller on etsy - Softpencil. She has some really cute images!! And for cheap too! I think this image of a flower giving shelter to a little birdie was perfect for the theme. I computer generated the sentiment "I'll be your shelter" because I thought it was so fitting. The girls in the sisterhood are always there to lend a shoulder to cry on, a listening ear. I also haven't been able to get the song "I'll be there" out of my head since I hit the print button....
I layered up Certainly Celery and Garden Green from SU! and used the cuttlebug embossing folders to add some texture. Added a little pink grograin ribbon & popped up the image and sentiment with foam squares. I hope the girls like it!