Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Give Them Wings...

Hi Friends!!  As the end of the school year draws to a close, I find myself reflecting on every year, every day, every moment I've spent with my children (ages 7.5 and 6 respectively) and marveling at how fast the days fly.  I brought my youngest for his Kindergarten screening today and while I know he is very ready, I am still having a hard time knowing he'll be in full time school for the first time.  Not because I think he can't handle it...it's something I simply can't describe.  Just a feeling.  Sigh.  =)  I'm going to miss our time together.  But by the same token, both my children move forward with confidence and excitement so that's a sign to me that we're doing something right!  Anyway - I was moved by these thoughts to create something for this week's MFT sketch that incorporated wings...pretty symbolic, huh?  ;)

Here is this week's sketch:

I reached for Inspired By Birds and created this project. 
I inked the bird onto watercolor paper with Colorbox ink in Black and heat set it with clear embossing powder.  I then painted the image using Pearlized Water with Distress Inks in Peacock, Shabby Shutters and Milled Lavender. 
My cardstock is all from Bazzill - I get my solid cardstock at my local Michael's and the patterned paper is also from Bazzill - Vintage Marketplace that I just picked up at SSS.  It's GORGEOUS!!  Total swoon.  The ribbon is from The Ribbon Carousel and is totally luscious!  I added lots of stitching and tiny pearl groupings scattered here and there for added texture.

My sentiment is housed on one of my very favorite and oh so classic MFT Bracket Tab Die-namics

That's it for me tonight!!  Hope you're having a crafty evening!!

Thanks so much for popping by!!

Crafty Hugs!


febe said...

Great work on the sketch . Lovely color combination and the glitters did justice on the image. Awesome!

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Kelsea Echo said...

Cuuute bird! Love this. =)