The following story is just a day in my life. At least now I can laugh about it. At the time I didn’t think it was too funny.
I have a dual exhaust system on my car. About 15 years ago my left pipe fell off and being the thrifty people we are we duct taped it back on and forgot all about it. Well, the piped piper has to be paid eventually. About a month ago out here it fell off again. Duct taped it up again. Unfortunately, out here you must have your car inspected every year. So, Randy made an appointment for today at 1:00.
We took off with me driving. About two miles from home, yep, you guessed it it fell off again!! After calls with Randy we had no option but to keep going. Unfortunately, we had to drive the main road that goes into Raleigh. Drew is now driving. We are going 25 miles an hour with our flashers on. It didn’t take long to notice we were in our lane all by ourselves. LOL All I could think of was someone with road rage coming up behind us or it falling off into the road. We were pushing the pipe ahead of us and I could just imagine the damage it was doing.
We finally arrive there. In order to drive it in the bay they had to hold the pipe up with a baseball bat. The best $100 I’ve ever spent.
The trauma was not over yet. I had to go to the bathroom. I open the door and a man is in there. I had only had one nerve left by then and stood there and screamed. About gave the guy a heart attack. He was washing his hands. Thank goodness.
We arrived home and kissed the ground.
Ok, now onto my project. On Patreon you have six months to do the project before it is removed. I was a few days away from the deadline. Decided to get at it yesterday. It is all colored with the chisel end of the copic marker. That’s why I put it off. But, I LOVED coloring it. It is 8.5 x 11 so was big enough to do is easily.
It was colored with copics and pencils.
Whew! I think I need to go have a stiff drink! (Actually, I have a raspberry chai beside me.)
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I wanted to try something completely out of the box for me. No copic markers involved. Usually when I have something in mind it never turns out like I expected it to. I have to say that this card turned out just like I imaged it.
I really had a lot of fun making this card. I used Dylusions sprays calypso teal, after midnight, fresh lime, cut grass,lemon zest, squeezed orange, tangerine dream and white linen. Gave the whole card a spritz of marshmallow Glimmer Mist for added shimmer. I used Dylusions Clearly Under The Sea clear stamp set. The sea-horses were leftover alcohol ink papers. Dies were large sea-horse from Tim Holtz, mini one was Momenta. It doesn’t really show but the mini has awesome embossing on it.
This was a special card for Drew as when we first moved to North Carolina we lived in the Residence Inn in downtown Raleigh for a week before we signed the papers for our house. Anyway, we often went to the museums downtown and watched the live sea-horses swimming around.
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I really had fun making Mady’s Birthday card. I love the Sprite girls. You can find this adorable Cupcake Sprite here. I so miss being there to celebrate with her.
I used Copics for coloring her and then color pencils for shading.
E21 E50 B60 E41 YR30 B32 R29 R24 Staedtler pens Basic Gray Nook & Pantry
I am entering this card in the Aurora Wings Challenge .
I’ll have my guys Valentine’s tomorrow as Randy hasn’t received his yet.
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Everyone! May 2019 be a great year for all.
Has anyone else noticed that if you buy a Hallmark card a few weeks later they send you a “write a comment on your purchase”!!!!! Come on Hallmark I haven’t received the card yet. So for my birthday and now Christmas I have seen the cards my guys have bought me before they give them to me. REALLY!! Ok, enough of that.
I bought the class “Candlelight” from Vanilla Arts . I loved the class but I did it four times before I was happy. Masking and I are not good friends.
A lot of work but such a beautiful result. I used Amy’s image (comes with purchase of class). It uses copics and color pencils.
Next card I made using alcohol inks: denim, purple twilight, and Meadow and Memory Box “frostyville border” die.
We’re approaching our first year in North Carolina. It was complete opposite of what we are used to. No snow and warm temps. Maybe we’ll get used to it. 😦
Wishing y’all a wonderful 2019!
I have been taking classes on Vanilla Arts site. I am loving every minute of it. I have learned so much. I highly recommend her classes. The image is from Power Poppy “Maize For Days“. I used copics and colored pencils for this class.
My mom always had a bunch of maize hanging outside on the door or house every Fall. I immediately loved this class. It brought back so many memories of my mom.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope your day will be special with family.
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I really do not know where time goes. All I do know is that we survived our first hurricane. Hurricane Florence was devastating for the Eastern shore area of North Carolina but here in the Raleigh area we were ok. A week of rain day in and out but no flooding for us in our neighborhood. Ok, on to happier subjects.
This is a birthday card I made for my friend back in Iowa. I had the card made for a month and then with the hurricane I forgot all about it. I had every intention of the background of her card to be alcohol inks. I didn’t like any of them so came up with the idea to use the Memory Box “darling poppies” die and use the background alcohol papers and really liked how it turned out.
I took this “Baby Pumpkin” class online through Vanilla Arts and am really loving her classes.
I’m taking more classes so will be posting as I do more.
Hope everyone is having a great week. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. They are always appreciated.