Thursday, June 16, 2011


is not one of my strengths.

I received word this week that two recent swaps are winging their way back to me. Can't wait to spend some time in my rocker soaking up all the beauty from this swap and then time in my creative corner creating with tidbits from this one.

I also can't wait for this swap to come in. I love bling and perhaps wearing this while I do the dishes will make the task more pleasant?

I did manage to get a set of ATCs completed for my local stamp club. Our theme this month was "Domestic Animal". There was quite a bit of debate last month on what was meant by the theme - domestic, domesticated, domestic to where (or should that be who? whom?)

I found this sweet old childrens book at an estate sale awhile back and even though the covers were missing and it had pencil lines on almost every page, I snagged it because I knew that my little man would get lots of giggles out of the story of a puppy named Wiggletail.

And I was right.

I scanned in one of the pages, resized him and cut him out. Applied color to my watercolor paper base in a variety of ways - just playing around - to get the look of sky. Then added some vintage book paper colored with ink to simulate the grass and the sun.

It's very one-dimensional and I wish I could've thought of what else to add. Days later I think of a collar of course. My little man awoke from naptime about the time I was thinking of sentiments. I asked him once what he thought the little puppy was saying and for the next 15 minutes he had me in stitches. Of course, they got more elaborate so I just stuck with a simple please.

I hope you've had a chance to giggle this week too!

4 comments: said...

It's so exciting, waiting for packages to arrive! It's even better when hosting a swap, I get packages in the mail everyday for weeks!

Riet said...

So gorgeous Cassie.

Hugs Riet.xx

Dawn B. said...

Cassie how are you? Long time no talk. This is adorable. I love old vintage books. I bought one for my sister for Christmas last year. Hope all is great with you.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

That is so creative. The puppy looked complicated until you break it down. Hope your package comes soon.

I agree, Casey is guilty. The only think I have ever done on hand mirrors is mosaic. Thanks for thinking of me at an estate sale LOL!