Well hello lovelies! Our heat wave of record breaking highs has ended only to descend down into highs of only 52 F and feeling even colder with a wind chill and rain. No wonder I had a nasty OA flare up in my knee and back for this past week. The sciatica pain has been so bad I wasn't able to sit in any kind of chair for at least several days(standing or lying flat only). I didn't think I'd get a post typed for this week cuz I have a desktop and sit to use it but things are slowly getting better with meds (which I hate taking, but sometimes you just have to). And this little guy is cheering me up:
We are dog sitting Riley again for a week and he has been such a love.
For T Stands For Tuesday I'll share the lunch I had with some friends the other week:
It was a last minute gathering and we went to Va Va's Creperie Café - a place I've shared about (and raved about) before. This time I had the Mediterranean crepe. My friends had not been there yet and were so happy to finally go. They loved it!! (and Carol R., as long as my back is improving and I can sit we are still going Wed. :)
This card is meant for the Simon Wednesday Challenge (Stamp On It):
I made this a few weeks ago but never posted it here.
Products: Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit; Neena Classic #110 cardstock; alcohol markers; stitched rectangle dies (Our Daily Bread Designs); Stitched Banners Dies (Simon Says Stamp); Stickles glitter glue (Ranger); Versafine Onyx Black ink.
For the Simon Monday Challenge (Use More Than One Stencil) I made my first Artist Trading Coins:
These trading coins seem to be all the rage on Instagram so I decided to make some myself:)
Have you seen or heard of these? made any? traded any?
I used #90 watercolor paper. Glued dictionary paper down then dry brushed over it with white paint before adding all the stenciling. I then used my circle die (Spellbinders) to die cut the shapes. These are just a tad over 2 1/2 " each. I used images, words, and stickers from my Halloween envelope stash then used a black Posca pen to add the dots around the edge.
I also have a journal page (detail photo is at the opening of this post):
Distress Oxide inks, gold and black calligraphy ink, Archival black ink, stamps, washi tape and star stickers. I also used a Wink Of Stella pen for sparkle to fill in the moon but it doesn't show in this photo.
Sharing with Paint Party Friday and Art Journal Journey hosted this month by Yvonne with the theme of "A World Of Fantasy". Have a wonderful week- always good to hear from you! I'll be around to visit as I am able.
" Live each season as it passes, breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each." Henry David Thoreau