Happy Sunday! I made it through my dental implant surgery yesterday and am just happy to be alive! I think you know the feeling. Like when you're on the way to the doctor or the dentist - don't you always feel better? So good sometimes that maybe you don't feel like you need to go there at all! HA! I was brave and got through the procedure conscious - now just a sore jaw and a little swelling. So I'm spending the day in my pj's and playing with my craft supplies. My boys are out helping with a Boy Scout Eagle project, and I have my girls (my daughter and my dog) to take care of me!
Of course, had to play along with the Waltzingmouse sketch challenge. I decided to go with the Asian Gardens set for my design today. Here's the sketch and the link if you want to play along or just see what everyone's come up with http://waltzingmousesketchchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-80january-14-2012.html I have a no peek policy - that means I don't look at anyone else's design until I'm done with mine. This week I'm done early so I can check everyone else out.
I really love the birds in this set, but have been unhappy with the results when I stamp them in one ink. I changed things up a bit today by stamping them first in Momento Summer Sky - light blue. Then I took a Momento Danube Blue marker and highlighted the head and the feathers. I took a cotton swab and cleaned off the belly and markered in some Momento Tangelo. For the leaves on the tree I dipped the stamp in Momento Pear Tart and then dabbed some Bamboo leaves onto the edges of the stamp to give them the two color effect you see.