Happy mail is just the best! Whenever I've submitted an order for new goodies, I anxiously await their arrival like a little kid. Here in Canada, the orders tend to ship in about 10 to 14 days. And on Day 10, I skip to the mail box with huge anticipation - normally to find out they still haven't arrived (insert sad face). I repeat the same process for the following days, until finally, there they are! And yesterday was that day!!! When I opened my mail box in the morning, there, waiting for me, was my latest TAWS order! I hooted and hollared (inside voice only..., although a little audible squeal *may* have slipped out!) and skipped all the way back to my house (by "all the way", I mean less than a minute walk!). I cracked them open, and went to work! I played along with Retro Sketches Challenge #64. I took a few liberties, shall we say, but the sketch definitely inspired the card.
Here's the sketch:
And my take, liberties and all:
I used all of my three new sets - Bird Brain, Jibber Jabber and Tag Alongs. I couldn't resist. And that bird - oh that bird!! I just love her to pieces! I think she will be seeing a lot of ink in the future! I also tried the splatter technique for the first time. I could not for the life of me figure out how all the other card makers were getting these perfectly random splatters all over their cards, adding such a nice, subtle texture. Then I came across Tiffany Johnson's tutorial and found out all about splatters - and not just one type - several. Tiffany's video is excellent - I highly recommend checking it out! Actually, I highly recommend checking out all of her videos when you can - she is incredible!
That's it for me today!
Now, if only my Simon Says order arrives soon! More skipping to the mail box for me later today!
Have a good day!!