Friday, November 28, 2008
Way back before marriage and before kids, I had some amazing and down right funny Friday nights out with my girlfriend, Melanie. During our college years, we lived out in the burbs and she worked in the city (I played the 'starving artist' role) and we would meet up after she got out of work to hit the clubs and bar scene until around midnight when we'd do our 'Cinderella dash' and catch the last train home! Some of those train rides home were hilarious!! (Imagine two tipsie girls in fits of laughter or one offering the other her handbag to puke in! TMI maybe??) Even though we're in our thirties now, I think when I get home, we're going to have to do a 'one night only' performance just for old times sake!
Nowadays, my 'girls night out' entails staying home in my jammies watching a good movie or stamping. A lack of girlfriends around me as well as living in a small country town has impacted my lack of entertainment opportunities, but in the dead of winter, it's not such a bad thing!
This great image was given to me again by my funny friend Paola. I sent me a stack of Stamping Bella images and this is quite appropriate since it's her birthday this week! Happy Birthday Paola honey! This is also my second attempt at coloring with pencils and goo gone. It's definitely a skill that I need to work on. I should invest in the better (Taiwan made) blending stumps and some Gamsol, but with Christmas coming up, I'm pausing on shopping for myself.
It took me forever to pick out some patterned paper to go with this image! Everything I picked out kept clashing with the colors I used. Then I pulled this black and cream patterned paper out of my scraps and had a brainwave - if there's lots of color going on in an image, keep the background neutral! I think it all came together very nicely, don't you? This card is heading Paola's way!
Stamps: Stamping Bella 'PMSabella', Studio G 'Mini Alphabet' set
Inks: StazOn, Prismacolor pencils + Goo Gone
Paper: Whisper White, Bazzil cs, PP - Crate Paper 'Avenue Collection - Style'
Access: Ribbon, brads, dimensionals, Micron pen