Sunday, February 11, 2007

My Gift for Valentine Exchange

This is what I made for the Valentine's Exchange. I finally figured out how to use alcohol ink on the domino and created a background color and then stamped a layer on top of that including tiny hearts in red. It was really subtle and a heart was definitely supposed to be included in what we made so I worked a larger heart image into the collage. I sealed all the layers in between so after stamping I sealed it. Collaged. Sealed. Etc. And then put on several coats of diamond glaze at the end. I was really pleased with how it turned out.

On the illness front, I've finally turned the corner and the cough is down to a reasonable level. I'm taking only over the counter drugs now and can do things like go to the grocery store and not be too exhausted to move! Although our trip to Costco yesterday did not go entirely without incident. I know I've mentioned that I'm slightly clumsy and accident prone but that may be understating things a bit. This should clear it up for you. I bought a magazine yesterday at Costco that they put in the box of stuff but somehow it manged to fall out, slide out of the cart and fall underneath my foot at the exact moment I put my foot down mid-step and I totally wiped out in the Costco concrete parking lot. This is when my additional padding to my butt came in very handy although still sore - nothing is broken. My husband very nicely helped me up and pointed out that this would only happen to me and that it was seriously odd how the stars aligned to put all those things together at once. He blames my magazine selection "Everyday with Rachael Ray". She's not his favorite!


Sarah Stewart Taylor said...

Hi Amy -- a friend pointed me to your blog, because my name showed up in your Halloween post. I'm so honored that you liked the books and I LOVE the Halloween cards. I didn't see an email for you on the blog, so I'm commenting here. Could you email me at You may not want to part with it, but I'd love to buy some gravestone art from you if you have any for sale -- it's just so cool! And, I'm going to link to your blog on my blog.



liz said...

hi amy!
OUCH!! poor you!! hope you're not too sore!
thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. my MIL is coming out of hospital today-yay!! she is doing GREAT and hopefully things will keep improving!
LOVE my pendant by the way--it's fab!!
liz xx