Monday, August 30, 2010

Waiting for fall...

Good Monday morning, blog friends! I hope you had a great weekend! I had a great, crafty weekend, spending lots of time creating and meeting some really talented people. I started Saturday bright & early by driving out to West Virginia. The sun coming up through the hills and valleys was just beautiful, and as I crossed the Shenandoah River, a low-lying cloud caught all the sunlight beautifully. I never really got the old John Denver song (sorry if it gets stuck in your head!), but after my early morning drive, it is beginning to make a little more sense. The purpose of my drive was to head out to the FABULOUS Summer In Paris retreat where I taught two classes. I had so much fun with my groups! What fantastic ladies!!

Sunday was a bit of a 180...I was the student in two classes! Jennifer McGuire was a guest instructor at Angela's Happy Stamper. We learned so many fantastic techniques! I was positively giddy! It was nice to be on the other side of the table, too.

Another fun aspect of my weekend was receiving some new Lockhart stamps! The new fall & holiday collection is full of fantastic images to color, and this Autumn Leaves image is no exception! I had to ink it up immediately - it was definitely calling my name.

Here's a closer look at the coloring. I took a little different route with this and started out by coloring the basket with Copic Spicas; they give such a great shimmer! The rest of the image is colored with Prismacolor pencils. I just pulled out reds, oranges, yellows, greens and browns and went to town! (I really enjoy coloring fall leaves because you can put so many colors in them.)

It's the last week of summer vacation here, so I'll be enjoying it with Wally and the Beav. We have a few things left on our summer fun list, so we need to get busy! I hope you'll have a great week, too! Be well.


Kathy Martin said...

Love this card! Just look at all those autumn colors!

Lee Anne said...

The title of this post made me smile. I am waiting for fall too! This card is beautiful and I love the extra shimmer you added. I can't imagine the creative energy flowing with you and Jennifer McGuire in the same room - awesome!