For Ky's Healing MIXed media challenge.
Don't get me wrong - I count myself blessed that both DH and I have kept our jobs, and even that I have been working on-site all these months which gave a sense of semi-normality during the hardest weeks of lockdown. But it's still more of a strain than normal work, and everything else seems to take more time and energy, so what I sometimes need to do these days is just "stop and smell the roses". Which this little fox is doing...Or the coffee, in his case.
I would also love another gel print session, that's something very therapeutic - but I have so many in my stash that I am working hard on using them up so that I can indulge in another morning once work quietens down a bit.
Fox on Window from Katzelkraft stamped on watercolour paper and coloured with Polychromos pencils. Glossy Accents on the mug, Stickles on the steam. I used SN clear glitter pen over all the window panes. I fussy-cut round it and added it to a gel print on a book page using TH's brick wall stencil. Sentiment is from MSE, stamped on a piece of cream card, which I had stamped the little grid page from Verve's Plain Janes on in broken china distress. Two drops of copper Nuvo Crystal AccentsÂ
Date: Sunday, September 13, 2020 GMT Views: 239
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Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 4:28 AM
Sabrina this looks like the cover of a book. Love the BG you created and your fox looks so relaxed.
Yes we do need to slow down and smell the roses. Life is getting busy again here and some days I wish we were in lockdown again and then remind myself that a lot of people worldwide would love the freedom we have here in our State. Great MM card. TFS. Happy day and hugs
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Registered: March 20, 2008 Location: Hamilton, Ontario Canada Posts: 594
Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 8:11 AM
Sabrina, I love how you have combined so many elements and various modalities and techniques to create such a "chill" atmosphere, something we all can use more of right now, no matter our circumstances. This little fox is so comical in how he's just sitting (or she is sitting) and taking in the aroma of his coffee and the beauty and serenity of his surroundings. So much creativity here to make this so realistic and dimensional. I am impressed, Sabrina!
You make it all look so easy, but that's simply showing your great talent and wonderful artistry.
I have favorited this... Later today (Sunday, September 13th), I will be listing this card in my CAS Favorites.
Sending my best wishes, I'm hoping that you are having a very "chilled" and a very enjoyable weekend,
Registered: November 2, 2015 Location: Murrells Inlet, SC Posts: 2272
Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 7:06 PM
Sabrina, I love your card, It reflects what I do everyday, chill in my craftroom in the early morning and watch the humming birds, bluebirds and butterflies from my windows. I'm happy you and your husband worked through this pandemic.
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Mon, Sep 14, 2020 @ 10:01 AM
this is amazing! i luv everything! i hear you about needing the time out to just chill. we are retired but everything seems to be such a slog to do. a simple chore like getting groceries is just not simple any more - everything is just such a process now. hang in there and hugs.
------------------------------ If it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. that's logic----Lewis Carroll