Thursday, August 19, 2010

To Lunch, To Lunch to Eat With a New Friend..........

Well the day finally arrived when I'd finally meet Karen aka redbugdriver. She doesn't look like her avitar Mickey Mouse either! Karen, I truly enjoyed the time we spent together today. I hope you did too. It was wonderful to finally meet you and do cracked glass with you too. I hope to continue to be able to get together and keep in touch.

Here is the card I made for three challenges it turns out!
This is a triple challenge today. I made this fishy scene for the teapot tuesday challenge 107 and I used this for the versamark challenge on ways to use it 284 and THT063-Treehouse Thursday challenge found here.

I brayered the background with bashful blue, marina mist and not quite navy. Then I added plant life from pocket silhouettes using navy. I sponged against a ripped piece of paper with not quite navy to form the different levels behind the hook and fish. I colored the fish with watercolor pencil and an aqua painter then used versamark and ultra thick embossing enamel (UTEE) on the fish two times. I put the fish in the freezer for about 5 minutes and brought him out and cracked the utee. So I guess I have a cracked fish huh? LOL
I drew a fishing line and hook in and added the small tag punch with the greeting. I used silver cord for the fishing line and heated the embossing powder which acted like a glue to hold the cord. When the background was done, I used my versamark pad all over it. I then added UTEE. When you use one layer you get a bubbled affect which to me looked like the water. It gives it a cool droplet affect. That's it!

I've got physical torture tomorrow at 8:30 a.m.  I don't know what I was thinking when I made this early morning appt.  This is my last day of vacation and I have to get up early. 
  I went shopping with DD today and we did pretty well.  We have to go out again tomorrow........oh my please pray for me.  It's hard for her to make decisions.
  Any reasons to be thankful today?  I'm sure I have thousands of them but here are a few:
I met Karen, I made a card for a young man who had surgery, I went out to eat, I spent time with my DD, My DD made dinner, my DH made coffee, God gave me another day here to interact with all sorts of people to make a difference for Him.  I hope I did make a difference for Him today.
Bless You,


Neva said...

So cute, I love this gorgeous card. Thank you for playing along with the Treehouse Thursday "Under The Sea" challenge.

Princess Scrapper Stamper said...

This is such a darling card, I really do love the water drops technique you used on this fabulous card!!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Treehouse Stamps Thursday Challenge!!

Heather Prince
aka: Princessheather

Kelly H said...

Oh, those blues are gorgeous! LOVE that fish, too! Thanks for playing along with us in this week's Treehouse Thursday Challenge.

Virginia L. said...

Aw.... I just love the sea scene that you created! LOVE the background with the brayer!! TErrific idea and design! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Treehouse Challenge! God bless!

kjlowrey said...

Such a cute card and great use of layers/dimension! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us in this week's Treehouse Thursday Challenge - great job!