Sunday, May 29, 2011

Published in Take Ten Summer Issue


Today I'm sharing a card published in the Summer issue of Take Ten.  I designed this one for the "spray ink" challenge of this issue.  Lots of cheerful summery cards in this issue.  And I loved the Guest Artist this month, Miriam Napier.  She created some beautiful cards.
I hope you all are starting your summer off with some fun outdoor activities.  DH and I have been laying out in the sun.  We are trying to work our way up to going to the community pool.  It has really heated up here in Texas, we are hitting 100 already. 

Gotta share that today I was rolling up a piece of carpet I decided I didn't want to use in the diningroom and to my surprise found a dead baby snake!!  That's 2 snakes those cats have brought in the house so far!  The first one was alive, but a baby.  So I scooped him up and tossed him out the front door.  But luckily no birds yet!

We are still shopping for livingroom furnature.  You would think this would be an easy process.  We have spent 2 seperate days the last month going from store to store.  I can not wait to get this settled because I can't really make any other decisions, like curtains, until I get the furnature.  The biggest issue is pets!  We don't want a fabric couch since we have pets.  So we are searching for a comfortable leather couch and matching recliner.

Today I unpacked all my sea shells.  Many of the sand dollars and other shells were collected by my children and I when they were younger.  I created a sea shell wreath with shells we had collected together.  I'm using them in our bathroom.  We are slowly making progress.  Part of the problem is that I hate shopping.  I'd rather be home creating.  But we have got to get some of these rooms finished and decorated.  I might want to have some of you over someday!

I am very excited.  My daughter is comig for a visit in 1 week.  There will lots of crafting with her.  We are going to do the Christy Tomlison "She Art" class together.  I had already taken it, but I'm going to watch all the video's again with her and try to get some canvas's done.  It should be fun and messy with 2 of us in the studio!

I hope you are having  a wonderful holiday weekend!
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Project Details

Stamps : Layers of Color Butterfly Collector and
Happy Wishes art stamp sets.
Ink : Brilliance Pearlescent Rust and
VersaFine Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Glimmer Mist Spray - Robin’s Egg Blue by Tattered Angels
 
Spray card front with Glimmer Mist spray ink. Stamp sentiment and butterflies.

7 comments:

Patti J said...

Woo hoo! Congratulations! I'm so proud of you, Melisa! Way to go!!! Your card is beautiful, no wonder they took it! Hugs...

Diana Queen said...

This is so pretty... makes me happy! ;D Congrats on Take Ten!!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Melisa - well done with Take Ten - you are amazing with all of the cards you get published!! Gorgeous colours and love the technique! I hear you girl about shopping - I am not a shopper at heart either - groan! LOL! {{{hugs}}}

MaxineD said...

Great to hear you have been published again - and it is a lovely card too! :-)
Blessings
Maxine

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow congrats Melisa. Lovely creation. Hey I sent u the mail earlier. Please check it.

Jan said...

woo-hooo and congrats :)

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Yippee! Congrats, congrats!! What a wonderful encouragement for you!
Hugs!

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