Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Scribble Picnic - PLUMP

Here's a hint - don't ever ask my husband to explain what he sees because it's usually what he thinks he should be seeing only he spurts it out before thinking about what he's saying.  For instance, tonight

Me - "Do you know who this is?"

Him - "You and me."

Yes, he's still alive, though I may be referring to him as Tweedledum from now on.

I combined my ICAD and our Scribble Picnic prompt again this week.  The ICAD prompt was "Greetings from" and, as in the title, Scribble Picnic is PLUMP.  So Tweedledee and Tweedledum happened to pop into my head as a good combination of both.  

Two more days of school and then I can relax a little.  I've been working later than normal this week trying to clear things up by Friday as they've moved up completion dates on things we haven't had to do before.  Just what I needed!

So Picnickers, forgive me if I don't get to you until tomorrow.  I'm fading fast here, but I do want to visit.  Scribble Picnic is just a click away.  And should anyone like to join in next week the theme is CRUNCHY.  

Monday, June 18, 2018

Mini Scrap Collages 141 -147/365

I've been using some background paper from paper packs that I bought but hardly ever used and I'm finding it a little more difficult finding scraps in my scrap box to go with them because of it.  But I will keep going.  There's always neutrals.  But be prepared to probably see some whacky color combos in the future.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

ICAD 2018 - 8-14/61

8/61 - Zebra  
Micron marker and colored pencil.
This is a compilation of two cards from previous challenges with the theme of Zebra. The quote is mine.  

9/61 - Chevron
KOI and Prima watercolors, Micron marker.
This is based on an afghan that my grandmother crocheted for me when I was in high school.  Her stitches were much more precise.

10/61 - Trap Door
KOI watercolors, Micron marker, and twisted straw wrapper for the clothesline.

11/61 - Coffee or Tea
Background colored with Mermaid marker.  Flowers are repurposed sewn tea bags.  Leaves are cut from coffee sleeves.

12/61 - Magic Wand
Micron marker and colored pencil.

13/61 - Cobblestones
"Slow down, you move too fast.  Got to make the morning last. Just, kickin down the cobblestones.  Lookin for fun and feeling GROOVY."  Simon and Garfunkel

14/61 - Flamingo (or in this case Flaming O)
Zig Clean Color Brush Markers

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Scribble Picnic - 3 Colors

The theme this week was to use only 3 colors.  Though this is not at all like the samples that Michael shared with us, it does only use 3 colors (not counting white which was allowed).  This is the Piping Plover and her chick which are endangered and found here on our New Jersey coastline.  You will often find their nesting areas roped off as their nest is really just a small depression in the sand making it much too easy for predators to find.  As with a lot of animals, the plover's colors help to camouflage it but their eggs and their chicks are often stepped on or run over on the beaches because they are so well camouflaged.  Crows and foxes and some varieties of gulls will eat them.  

Okay, I'm off to the picnic now to check out all the Picnicker's choices of 3 colors.  You can join me by clicking here.  And should you care to join in next week the theme is PLUMP.  

Jingle Belles - Christmas Bells

I'm sneaking in with this bell-laden creation today.  I apologize for the poor photo but the weather here has been less than perfect for picture taking of shiny things and there are some shiny things on this card.  Namely the bells, which were the required element of this fortnight's challenge.  But just so you know, the striped paper and the sentiment are also glittery.  That sentiment might have been better with the green glitter paper, but I was too tired last night to search it out.  (When I do the second one - and I do plan on doing a second one - I will try the green instead.)

I know.  Excuses, excuses.  But in my defense it is the last two weeks of school and we are one tent short of a three-ring circus right about now.  In fact, I think tomorrow I will pull out the red noses just to lighten the mood a little.  And then there's ICAD and Scribble Picnic - which I am happily fitting into these crazy days also.  So, I hope you bear (or is it bare? I can't grammar right now) with me for only having one simple "bell" card to share today.  

I will be heading over to view the lovely creations by the other Jingle Belles participants later this evening.  You can take a look also by clicking here.  

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Mini Scrap Collages 134-140/365

While I'm not purposely keeping these to a minimum number of scraps for each, it might seem that way.  Trust me.  I do believe I have enough for the next 225 days.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

ICAD 2018 - 1-7/61

1/61 - Roller Coaster
Micron Pen and Prima Watercolors

2/61 - Fireworks
Posca Pens

3/61 - Tilt-A-Whirl (This is a variety of coleus called Tilt-a-Whirl)
Prima Watercolors and Posca Pens

4/61 - Ferris Wheel
Zig Clean Color Brush Markers, Micron Pen, Black Sharpie

5/61 - Queue
KOI Watercolors and Posca Pens

6/61 - Carousel 
Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and Micron Pen

7/61 - Off Prompt (prompt was Haunted House)
Posca Pens and Micron Pen

Mini Scrap Collages 127-133/365