After a whirlwind visit with my oldest son and his family I am finally catching up on things. Finished up my swaps and started in on the challenges. This week on Speedy the Cats Friends you were to use Black and White with a splash of one color and add Piercing. Piercing is something I don't do hardly at all so went right to work. I made the the card itself white and used a leaf stamp from Marks Finest papers. Then I just started grabbing scraps until I found the combination I liked and here's my card.
I actually made this one first for the challenge and then realized it wasn't Black and White. Don't have any idea what I was thinking other than trying this pleated technique I saw at Amazing Paper Grace.
This Clown Image is from I Brake for Stamps. He can be found in the Rick St. Dennis line. The poor guy was on a pink card and then a red card and then finally ended up on this rust colored one with a background made with marbles. It is for a swap.
We had a great time with my son and family. Went to the State Fair here in Florida. All the boys rode in a helicopter.
Then another day we went to Wonder Works in Orlando. Its a Science center type place but in the evening they have this Magician dinner show and it was awesome. Spent our evenings Wii bowling and listening to the chatter of a 5 year old. Oh my goodness I had forgotten how little ones are. We are back to peacefulness for now. In 3 weeks my daughter, grand daughter and great grand daughter will be here. A baby in the house for the first time in a long long time and a 5 generation picture to be taken.