This is the first time I have been in my studio in over a week. I have to tell you it feels strange. I was busy busy making sure my kids had everything they needed and packed before heading up to school. The packing got done and they headed up to school on Saturday. We followed behind because Brooklyn was moving into a new dorm. Ben already has an apartment in Sudbury but was home for some home cooking and to pick up a few things. I love the my kids go to the same university, they are on different campuses but I feel better knowing that they have each other and if Brooklyn needs something her big brother is just a text away and has a car. That makes Mom and Dad feel much better.
In the meantime I received a package from Simon Says Stamp in it was the Hero Arts Color Layering Flamingo (finally), the Ombre Autumn ink pad and a few ala cart ZIG markers. I am not exactly sure why I wanted to make a flamingo with Ombre Autumn ink pad but I really wanted to, and I did. It didn't turn out quite like I hoped but the second try was a bit better. I used VersaFine ink before sponging with the Ombre ink and there was a bit of smudging. I think I should have done it the other way around? Any thoughts on this are welcome. After the panel was done and matted with gold I applied Wink of Stella for some shine and added a few Ombre ink splatters and Stickles filled sequins!