I am sitting here, eating a piece of cake with blue frosting. It's precisely the color of Cool Caribbean cardstock, a color I still pine and yearn for (and since I have ample stores of the cardstock, which I barely ever use, I have no fears of not being able to fulfill that yearning, unlike, oh, CHOCOLATE, for instance.) ANYWAY, while thinking about Cool Caribbean, I suddenly realized that I had meant to get back here and post the cards from my class and time has just FLOWN by!
So, I thought I'd hustle on over here while I had a free moment and show one of these beauties! Lookie:
Ingredients: Stamps - Nature Walk, Sincere Salutations; Paper - Botanical Gazette DSP, So Saffron, Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla; Ink - Pear Pizazz, Stazon Jet Black, Early Espresso; Other - Wide Oval Punch, 1/4" Old Olive grosgrain, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Modern Label Punch, Pewter Brads (Metallic Brad collection), dimensionals sponge wedges, Color Spritzer tool.
GOJUS! (YILM) I love this Nature Walk set, and since I had jut updated my sets of Watercolor Crayons by buying the new color kit in the catalog, I wanted to use those to color these images. I love the way it turned out!
You may be wondering why I am eating cake with blue frosting. The answer is that this is Emily's birthday cake. Emily's birthday was one month and one day ago. I have hardly had time to turn around since then, and I just kept putting off making it until today, when I finally had a break and could put it in the oven.
Emily's only request was that it would be a white cake and that it be pretty. And for pretty, she wanted blue frosting. Sky blue. SO I dug out my little set of professional food colors that I bought long ago under the assumption that I would use them. Yeah, that didn't go so hot! Anyway, a tiny little bit goes a LONG way when it comes to turning frosting blue. I got it exactly right. It's just a bit of an odd color to be eating.
In the meantime, I'm still progressing and still working hard. Getting faster and working on building my expander files so I can be faster yet. Trying to remember that His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me. Ta!