The last several months have been a real trying time for me. I am not quiet sure I could have made it through all the trials without a little help from my FRIENDS. I have a few, whom live near me that are always there to talk to, and i have so many online friends that although I have never physically met them, we have grown into the closes of friends. I love them ALL!
Recently, I had posted a few pictures online of some items I made and some of those friends comments really lifted my spirits. Sometimes I wonder if they even know how special they are to me. Yesterday, one of them posted a message to me that made me laugh so hard that I had no choice but to create something especially for her.
Her comment to me was, "Well I sure wish you would just get OFF YOUR LAZY ASS and do something for a change.. seriously.. GET A JOB! LMAO! Sheesh! I was excited that I painted the trim in my sons room! YOU ARE AMAZINGLY TALENTED AND darned PRODUCTIVE TODAY!"
I can not begin to tell you how many private messages followed from my other friends. However, this message was not a rude message.. it is a reflection of the relationship that I have with this one online friend. A friend whom I cherish so dear. So.... in keeping with tradition, I messaged her back with, "And you... ms. (leaving her name out here)... i just may get off my lazy ass and RAK you something that Will leave my mark on ya.. you know i am like that. lol".
Her response not long after my post was, "YOU ALREADY DID... ok, I will be quiet... Yeah right... who am I KIDDING?? I think you are amazing :)<3<3<3"... so with that all being explained here is the project that I have created JUST FOR HER. I sure hope she likes it.
Paper I used for the photo mat is from CTMH. I prefer a stacked mat look myself and used foam mounting tape to lift it up off the canvas to add a bit more to this piece.
Butterflies, either stamped, or used as embellishments; are present on just about everything I do. I feel that it reflects a little piece of my. Every time I see a butterfly, I feel like my daddy in heaven is coming down to pay me a little visit. They also symbolize transition for me.. and this year has been full of that.
This was a happy process when I took several dye sprays I have made and covered the canvas. I also hit the hardware store and picked up some washers. Metal embellishments are spendy.. so i decided to try and make my own. I used alcohol ink on the washers to stain them the color I needed them to be.. Wa-La... worked perfectly. Just enough to add a bit more to my project. Used the same color spray ink on the flowers here and there.