You know I am usually the vintage girl. Glitter. Lace. Pinks and blues. Anything girly, anything shabby. But I had a "moment." A creative moment. I played with watercolor paper and alcohol inks. I'm not really sure why. I just started squirting various colors and after it was dry, I was left with this really cool background. Perfect. I used Faber Castell gelatos to add color to the chipboard. I gave it a shiny coat with glossy accents for a cool modern feel.
I was pretty excited about my little artistic "experiment." So I decided it would be perfect for my husband on Valentine's Day.
Apparently I was wrong.
He opened it. Looked at it funny. And then replied, "This isn't your best work." (Don't worry, he wasn't punched because he winked when he said it. )
What do they know anyway!? ;)
I purchased a new lens for my camera and have been playing around a bit. I have always been a gal who used automatic settings, figuring the camera was smarter than me. ;) But I've been teaching myself about ISO, F-stops, and shutter speed. And the beauty of digital is you can take as many pictures as you want and delete most of them! When I take pictures of Cortney, I take many. Usually her eyes are closed, or you can see her tonsils (not a pretty sight!), or her head is down. But this shot captured her perfectly.
The blue eyes.
The rosy cheeks.
Her beautiful skin.
And my Skippers .(Who desperately needs a grooming!) But I love his teddy bear looks right now. He reminds me of the Snuggle Bear. :)
And Myla, who turns one in just a week. What a character she is!
And in bad news, today is Cortney's dentist appt. I have my supplies ready. Stuff to keep her comfortable and happy. My stress level is through the roof this morning. I hope the dentist is able to fill that tooth and battle through her tears. (As well as her mama.)
Wish us luck.
Have a great day my crafty friends!