Back to where I was going. This book is a marvelous collection of photos taken by a local artist. When everyone else was taking very stern almost sad looking portrait photographs, his are more candid and relaxed. The photos are so amazing and such a slice of life. I picked it up to use the photos as I have done here but have only managed to remove a few from the book. It is just such a pleasure to look through it that I find myself thumbing through the pages and saying hi to my old friends.
I also used the stamp plus a few others on cream cardstock. After warming them up with vintage photo (again appropriate), I used the same water brush technique to add a touch of blush.
The butterflies are punched from scraps with a Martha Stewart punch and then glimmer misted. To give them a hint of a body, I used the water brush and distress ink down their backs. I think it helped define them a bit.
I taught a great class last night. Great because it was jam packed with a marvelous group of talented women. Just being around them made me feel alive and inventive. This morning I felt alive, stoved up and a bit grumpy... but that is quickly wearing off as the sun is shining brightly and I have another class tonight! I will post pics and a little more info if I remember. Last night the camera set on my table behind me all night... sighing, waiting to be noticed... coughing a bit now and then... clearing it's throat...ahem.. ahem.. alas... nothing. If I forget it again tonight, I am afraid it will divorce me. Some cameras just take it so personal. Geeze.
anyhoo.... This week party, next week doctors...ugh.
as always, ENJOY! the oz