Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Monday, August 31, 2015

365 Photo of the Day

Splish Splash I was takin' a bath
with some way-out bath bomb from Lush
The color and scent were so heady
It almost made me blush!

 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

365 Photo of the Day

As we were locking the door on our way out for our date today, I asked my crazy-handsome husband if he might consider a jacket in case we hit inclement weather on our journey. He waved his hand at me as if to shoo a fly and said he would be fine without. I left it there.  Well, we experienced a true deluge in Penticton and he got thoroughly soaked. I was so happy. OH - not about him getting doused and all that (haha) but happy because we truly need rain to help dampen the fires. It only rained heavy and hard for about 15 minutes.    
 
All shivery, we snuggled up to fresh hot samosas and wrapped ourselves around cups of steaming chai tea.

 

Friday, August 28, 2015

Simon Says Wednesday “Anything Goes” Card

I find that making a card is my big reward, my relaxation, my happy little place even after working all day, even though I play with paper all day long.  I sneaked this card in over the past day.  I had made a similar card a few weeks ago and loved the technique so thought I’d try it again.  I like that it uses recycled materials (the transparent window)

Visit Simon Says Wednesday Card challenge to see what other folks made with the anything goes theme.

SSW-Aug-26-anything-goes---Barb-Derksen-1

 

Supplies: Embossing folder by Darice, Stamp by Forever in Time, 140 lb arches Watercolor paper for stamp, tombow markers, embossing powder, plastic transparency (recycled from product packaging) Pearlescent paints.

Method:

I created a window cut using my Silhouette Cameo for the card front.  I embossed it.  I cut some plastic packaging the same size as my card face and glued it to the back side of the embossed window. I stamped the front of the transparency window with Stayzon Ink, centering it very carefully.  I then stamped the image onto 140 lb watercolor paper using Versafine ink,  then embossed it.  I colored with TomBow markers for the inside of the stained glass looking image, then painted some pearlescent paint on the frame to look sort of gilded.  I glued the watercolored image to the top center of my card base.  I then bumped out the face of the card, lining it up with the image on the card base, but using foam tape so it stands out.  This creates the 3D look for the image.

I finished off with the little ribbon in gold, to reflect the gold of the frame.  I’m leaving this card “as is” for now, though I may add a sentiment on the bottom right at some point when I decide who its intended for.

Thanks for visiting today!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

365 Photo of the Day

Wine Roller

Well, this is my Mother in Law’s rolling pin – when we couldn’t find the real one.  Perhaps this is why the peach pie tasted SO good!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Simon Says Monday Card ‘ticket’ and 365 Photo of the Day

Check out today’s Simon Says Monday challenge – the theme is ‘Ticket Please’

I whipped up this card:

SSM---Ticket-Barb-Derksen

I mostly wanted to use three main ingredients – KimB’s Simple Pleasures Kit from The Digital Press, and use this Forever in Time ticket stamp which I recently bought and then add the little anchor which was given to me.  The wave graphic is from Kim’s kit, as well as the sentiment.  The polka dot paper is from American Crafts.

365 Photo of the Day

cut

“CUT”

The machine is BIG and vintage and all heavy heavy metal and the blade is SHARP!

I’m learning new skills!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

CAS on Sunday card and 365 Photo of the Day

I’m starting off with a card I made quick quick this evening, felt the urge to create.  Today’s challenge is to use VELLUM.

You can find the challenge on the CAS blog site HERE.

My card turned out like this:

CAS-on-Sunday-#-65-Barb-Derksen

I used an Xcut embossing folder.  A layer of sparkly vellum. A stamp by Hot Off the Press and a couple of shiny sequins.  Voila!

365 Photo of the Day:

Smoke Aug 23 2015 1

 

Smoke and more smoke.  The road home today.

Smoke Aug 23 2015 2

All the way from the coast of BC to the Okanagan, its all smoke.  Mostly coming from just south of the USA border though we still have a bit of our own.  The smoke doesn’t recognize the border. Thank you to all the firefighting and emergency crews who battle the blazes for us. 

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