I might win the award for the tiniest wings in this week's challenge. The stamp is one of Paula Best. The tag is inked with Aidrondacks Juniper and looks mighty different in real life. So, here's my offering.
I was fooling around with my oil pastels, and started adding elements and monkeying around with stamps and stuff...in other words, I threw everything at it but the kitchen sink. That's still safe! Thanks for looking!
I used to like to cook, but for the last few years it's become more of a chore. I do like FoodNetwork, tho...and Saturday I caught Ann Burrell's "Secrets of a Restaurant Chef" - she was making French Onion Soup and Ham and Mortadella with Provolone and Spicy red pepper sauce sandwiches (phew, try saying that fast three times).
I had never had Mortadella before. I read the reviews and all the folks who made the recipe raved about it. And I love French Onion Soup...so...I printed out the recipes and got the ingredients.
Now, French Onion Soup is labor intensive...you gotta let it simmer for a long time. I cut up 8 onions, and you know what takes the tears out of onions? You freeze them first! I didn't know it. Sure enough...8 onions, no tears!
I didn't know Mortadella was a high end bologna with bits of pistachio and fat in it..but it was pretty tasty. Nice new experience!
So, I spent Sunday cooking all afternoon...but I have to tell you, it was so worth it!!!! Those sandwiches (on ciabatta bread) are so good that you literally want to fall down and worship!!! :o)
Even the hot pepper sauce, I couldn't find Fresno (red) peppers at Wegman's, so had to settle for Anaheim peppers which are green. I figured Anaheim is in California, too, so that would have to do (LOL, one has nothing to do with the other!)
Hmmm...maybe I'll sign up for cooking school!!! LOL!!! But I will say...Ann Burrell knows her stuff!! Wooohoooo!!!
Well, on this scanner, it doesn't look quite blue...more blue/green, but everything I used were blue tones. So, here's my tag - snowman is from IBFS and the images from Digital Collage Sheets. Sorry the snowman face can't be seen so well either!
I made several slide mailers for special folks in my life...the 3 pics of the Town Crier are the first I made. Town Crier comes from Altered Pages...and I wish I had made a note where the inside images came from...but I love them all. Thanks for looking!
Here's my Princess Snowflake and Her Special Jar. I used Luminarte and MyTatteredAngels glimmer mists for the background. The jar comes from Judith. The snowflakes and flourishes are Clear Stamps. Thanks for coming by...I can't write much because I can't sit at this computer...pulled my bad leg, so normal chairs aren't for me right now!
I love the image of this fairy. I used MyTatteredAngels glimmer mist for my background, a few flourish stamps, lots of glitter and stars. I'll enjoy using it! Thanks for stopping by...I'd like to see a few more look and offer opinions of my work.
I haven't played here since my surgery. I'm on tbe mend except for anemia, but c'est la vie! Anyway, I used my acrylics, overpainted them with gesso, then rubbed on some blending chalk. I found this happy little guy who's obviously having fun (maybe I can borrow his wheels and zoom around on my walker!) Thanks for looking!
Born and raised a city girl (Chicago). Now I live 23 miles south of D.C. Have loved art all my life. Primarily self taught. Raised 3 sons solo and they are my pride and joy. I have a 7 yr old granddaughter and a 2 year old grandson. They are the apples of my eye, and I hope they will love art as I do.