Happy First Day of Spring!
This makes me so happy, after such a horrible winter I am ready to know that we are looking behind at this one. Most of the snow has melted where I am but those temperatures are staying down. Usually by this time of the year my crocus have come out and then we get one final blast of winter which kills them. Right now the ground is still pretty frozen so no bulbs making appearances yet. I am not losing hope because winter is officially over.
Time for a new sketch at RetroSketches!
Arielle had a rough week loosing all her files but she has a fantastic sketch today to share with us that she created from a card created by me.
In keeping with spring I used paper from Echo Park's Sunny Days Ahead. I just picked the 6 x 6 pad up on Friday when I was on a road trip with hubby. I combined it with some stamps from Simon Says Abby's Spring Showers, some Copic colouring for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge and some tiny raindrops that Natasha Kara kindly passed on to me when I was at her house in the summer! The coloured panel was popped up with foam tape. The last detail is that I painted some clear Wink of Stella on the top of the umbrella in my photo to give the illusion of being wet from the rain.
Once again compliments of my iPhone and just my studio lighting, Wink Of Stella appears...
I have been texting with my daughter every day that she has been in Europe. Not long conversation but the basics--how was your day? what did you see? what did you eat? Just enough to know that she is okay. Wifi is a bit sketchy. I kept pestering her to put some photos on Instagram. Well two random photos showed up today, one of the Colosseum in Rome and one of her and a friend in Greece. Apparently she has been taking lots of photos with her camera too, so there will be more to share.
She is home tomorrow evening with what I am sure is lots to talk about!Amazing trip for her to take and I am so happy she had the opportunity, but will be glad to have her home again too.