I spent the entire day yesterday in the kitchen to fill my freezer back up to capacity with freezer meals. I put away 5 meals each of the following, beef stew, Salisbury steak, teriyaki Roast. I had found yellow, red and orange bell peppers on sale too, so I purchased a bunch to have on hand in the freezer for fajitas. Also, when I am gone teaching for the weekend, Russ runs out of fresh bread so the first thing he ask for me to do is make bread. So, I also made french bread and Apple Wheat bread. Oh, and lets not forget the no bake cookies I made. Yes indeed, it was a busy Monday and the crockpots, oven and bread machine were working over time! I guess you now know what I do when I am not blogging or traveling.
Also, this arrived while I was in Tennessee this past weekend. It’s my chicken coop!!! Woohoo!
My oldest son, Jesse took mercy on me and came over and assembled it. It’s all ready now for the chickens, but they will not be arriving until the end of May. They will be 1 day old chicks when they arrive at my post office and will live in the house with us for weeks before they get to be moved to their permanent coop and run. I’ll keep you updated on my chicken saga for sure.
It reminds me of a doll house, lol. I will be building on to this, no doubt.
My dog, Lucas who is 100 lbs keeps looking at. I can just see his canine brain working and wondering if it is some type of dog house. See the worried look on his face. He’s an indoor dog.
Also, I have an announcement. . . . . I have added Scottsdale, Arizona Brayer and Direct to Paper Workshops to my workshop calendar for October 6-7, 2012. Be sure to register early so you don’t miss out. CLICK HERE TO GET THE DETAILS.
Now a little about today’s tutorial. . . . . .
I broke out my forgotten Prisma Color pencils and paint thinner for this project. When you dip the end of the pencil in the paint thinner is melts like butter on your card stock. Lovely technique. Join me, won’t you.
Reminders before I start on the tutorial:
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Now on with today’s tutorial. . . . . . .
Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Everybunny (item number 122707)
Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Pretty in Pink and Old Olive
Ink: Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise and Stazon Jet Black
Accessories: Stampin’ Up! sponge, White Gel Pen, Prismacolor pencils, Odorless Paint Thinner, Brayer, Scallop punch, Blushing Bride Ribbon (item number 125570).
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Brayered Tempting Turquoise ink on a 3″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White card stock.
Brayered Pacific Point ink at the top of the card stock.
Sponged Old Olive ink at the bottom of the card stock.
Brayered Basic Black ink at the very bottom of the card stock.
Stamp the image using Stazon Jet Black ink.
Got out my Prismacolor pencils and Odorless Paint Thinner. When using these pencils I like to dip the tip of the pencil in the paint thinner and then color with it. The color melts onto the card stock like butter and it’s really smooth.
I pour just a little bit of the paint thinner in the cap from the bottle to use with my pencils. Colored the bunny in with Peach Beige.
Added a shadow on the bunny using Prismacolor Light Umber.
Colored in the balloon using Prismacolor Hot Pink.
Added Prismacolor Process Red to the sides and bottom of the balloon to add depth.
Colored in the stripes and basket using Prismacolor Canary Yellow.
Colored in the dots, flowers and added highlights to the stripes on the balloon, basket Ribbon and the bunny using a White Gel Pen.
Added some Prismacolor Scarlet Lake to the sides and bottom of the balloon to create a bit more roundness.
Added Light Umber to the bottom and top of the basket.
Added 2 Pretty in Pink Panels, One Whisper White panel and an Old Olive Strip of card stock that has been punched with the Scallop Boarder punch. Also added Blushing Bride ribbon.
Here is the finished project. Please realize that the pencil colors will change on the project since they are layered over blue ink. For instance the pinks will turn purple, yellow will turn green and the tan will turn gray.
Until my next post. . . . . . . .
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