Day 23: Woohoo for another day off finally. Finished Orange is the new Black, got some groceries and blessed air conditioner hooked up. I have been putting this off but its supposed to get over 33°C this week so I caved and finally got my air conditioner out. But needed dad to come and fix things. Try as I did the hose just would not stay put. Dad being the super awesome guy he is was able to fix it and I can tolerate the heat to come. In tribute to what I wish I could have done today... Water colour and prismas. I used the rest of the ink on the craft mat for backgrounds
Day 24: Today was inspired by Kathy's question on her blog abut shaker cards. I've wanted to do a shaker for a while but havnt gotten to it. Then I got hit with this awesome idea. I've been on a "water" kick lately with my backgrounds and loving my little whales. So, I took the baby whale from the Stamps of Life set and fussy cut - yes I know, I fussy cut - the whales out the copic coloured them. I cused 2 frames from sizzix and made these little guys "swim"
Day 25: Another boiling hot day, and my first fail this colouring challenge. Discovered my water colour paper can't take a lot of water. too much bleeding and pilling. BUT! the colours look great! The other card turned out well! I partial fussy cut the image from day 23, and added to a background from Day 16. Then added some wink of stella and glossy accents, popped her up and the water flat. turned out really well.
Day 26: Friday! at last! Waiting for some of this heat to dissipate... doesn't seem likely. I mixed my distress ink and dylusions again and got some great colours on this card. Would you believe the red is Aged Mahogany?
Day 27: So after my major fail I went to the local art store, and I was like a kid in a candy shop! But i used my self control and only got better water colour paper, 2 new brushes and a colourless blender for my prismas. this is just a little doodle to test out the paper.
Day 28: Well the heats here to stay... thankfully no work today so I bummed around and relaxed with my air conditioner most of the weekend. I started this little guy, and I was able to get some proper shadows in! later i added some black striped and turned him into Garfield :) He may need some googley eyes...
Day 29: Watching paint dry.. literally! Tonight I played with some white embossing paste and water coloured over it for a resist... I really like the results! The peerless seem to actually stick to the embossing paste and tinted some of the circles. i tried a clean damp brush on it after but the colour has sunk in there.
Day 30: I'm sad that this challenge has some to an end. It's given me some motivation and shown what even 5 min a night can do. Now to go turn all the rest of the pieces into cards!