My mom’s birthday is coming up and since she loves flowers, I pulled out the Mondo Peony and Lovely to do some quick and loose watercolor. Finished it off with some black spatters and Rose Gold Sequins.
This was shot entirely on my iPhone 6+; I was testing out a recent purchase–the Arkon Desk/Table Stand for Kitchen/DIY/Crafting Periscopers (no affiliation; just bought one after hearing about it via Sandy Allnock). I don’t actually Periscope myself (alas, I am incapable of creating and talking simultaneously. I also cannot cook and talk simultaneously. However, folding laundry and talking at the same time is entirely within my wheelhouse. Go figure.), but I absolutely adore Hyperlapsed crafty videos set to pretty or fun music…
Anyway, I really like the stand! It’s well-built/sturdy, the vice type grips at the repositionable joints tighten nicely to hold any position I need to use my iPhone for video work, and it is much easier to set up and takes far less space than a standard tripod with a boom, etc. The base is heavy so there’s no danger of it tipping, either. I also like that the clamp that grips the phone has substantial rubber padding; no worries about scratching my phone.
Hope my mama enjoys this card as much as I did making it for her… :)
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Anyhoo, I’m on the road with the Mister–he is attending an educator’s conference and I’m taking a little break from editing some work-related video footage. :)
(click on the pics to enbiggan)
I love that this set has two versions of each tree or plant–one small and one medium! This gives you a lot of options.
I just watercolored with my Peerless Watercolors, spattering with some Distress Black Soot Paint for texture, when the watercolor was dry. And, I never get tired of that retro label look you get by white embossing words on black card stock… #happysigh
For this one, I white embossed this “groovy” tree and then watercolored over the top, again with my Peerless; trimmed it apart to create a sort of tiled effect. Stamping the large “kindness” vertically is a fun and different way to convey the message and I like how it framed the tree tiles.
Before I cut the tree panel into tiles, I placed it temporarily on my card front and used my Misti to align where the words would get stamped, all at one time–I love that about the Misti!
I best get back to the salt mines… Thanks for stopping by and hangin’ with me, even during my bloggin’ dry spells…
*mondo squishy hugs all around*
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