K...got the tough stuff out of the way and it is only 7:55am...shaping up to be a good day :) It would be better though if I could sneak in a nap ;) I have not been sleeping well at all for the last 2 weeks and it is really catching up with me today. Wonder what my coloring is going to look like later this evening? Ha ha ;)
In the middle of all of these mortgage payments, utility bills, car payments, taxes...I thought for a second that I wish I were in high school again. Where the only bill you really had was your prom gown...lol. Then, I thought of the school work, the peer pressure, juggling school, work and athletics. I went back to being glad I am where I am...until I remembered the summer. Remember when you went to the beach with your family....and you could smell the ocean mixed with the smell of the boardwalk...you met a summer love that you promised to always stay in touch with...only to lose the phone number and address 1 week after being home? Eating boardwalk fries....pizza...salt water taffy...all without any repercussions? Back to mind come the hormones....the acne...the REALLY bad, frizzy hair...the awkwardness...hmmm...wait a minute...I am still dealing with 3 of those....it is nice to reminisce, but I have come to the realization that I would not be the same person with the same morals and heart that I am today. Definitely worth the sweat, tears and lessons learned. So to end that tangent...lol...I leave you with a card inspired by my "Peter Pan Syndrome"...literally...
This card was for the Copics Class Lesson 11 on Shadowing. The challenge was to use a provided sketch as inspiration.
Cardstock and Patterned Paper: Unknown (using up scraps)
Stamp: From the Never Ever set by The Greeting Farm; Close To My Heart
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Die Cuts: Cookie Cutter Circles (Quickutz)
Other: Copic Markers, Metal Signage (Making Memories)
Close up of the shadowing... My shadowing was done with G0000 and does not photograph well at all because it is so light. I will have to get a darker color to do this with. I tried to darken the photo to help bring it out, but it didn't work. I also may have blended the edges a little too well...oops! I do promise you that the shadowing is there...faint as it may be. After all, Peter Pan did find his shadow ;)
Hope you are having a great week so far....faster than mine, but not too fast...boy, am I picky or what? lol :)