Sunday, August 30, 2009

life is just a bowl of ...

I'll probably be pre-scheduling most of my posts this week, just FYI - DH will be taking a visit to another island for 4 days, getting a evaluation of his progress in the language and maybe catching up with a few old friends along the my computer time is going to have to be a little more limited as I single-handedly hold down the fort this week. Appreciate your thoughts and prayers! :) I'll check in as I can!

Here is another card from the "not posted" file...this is one of my favorite "Happy Hopper" images - Recipe for Friendship. I watercolored the little scene with reinkers and watercolor pencils, and put a little Ranger crackle medium on the bowl. Reminds me of a set of brown ceramic bowls my mom used to have. The sentiment is from Penny Black. This reminds me of my day yesterday too...made a big pot of soup for friends who spent the morning and part of the afternoon at the doctor with their 6yo who broke her arm the day before...then made 3 pans of lemon bars for another friend who was leading a youth meeting...then made 4 pans of pizza for whoever showed up at the house for dinner!

Here is a close-up on that bowl - that crackle stuff is pretty cool!

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  1. Love your coloring! Beautiful card!

  2. So wish I could color like that. WOW, it's beautiful. Any tips for a beginner? Good luck on this week! Praying for you

  3. Adorable stamp and impressive coloring girl! I love the effect you got from the crackle, super idea. Bless your heart, hope all goes well this coming week. I too spent many weeks alone with my children while they were growing up, husband did a lot of traveling, gotta keep bread on the table! It sure limits your free time though.
    I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

  4. Oh Dina I love this stamp and how you've colored it! Looks like a beautiful watercolor art piece! I'd frame it! I love HM and the hoppers are soooo cute! I'm thinking of you this week!!! My hubby has traveled so much... Hope all is going well! Hugs and prayers!