I am so lucky to have a lovely book collection. But I find myself reading ebooks more often than physical books. It is just so much easier, I think. However, I was having trouble with charging up the battery on my tablet, which I used for reading my ebooks. So I bought a Kindle for reading and am tickled that I did. The screen is non-glare, so I can read easily outside. And it is so light-weight that I can hold it in one hand. I love it. You will find me carting my Kindle along with me everywhere I go now. Never know when you can steal time to read a paragraph or two...
Boy, have we ever had the weather around the Valley. Our area was hit hard a couple of weeks ago. This week it was my sister's neck of the woods. They lost power for 24 hours, and in this heat, that is no small thing. Plus there were trees down all over her neighborhood. She lives not far from the Phoenix Zoo, which actually had to close down to clean up all the fallen trees. Fortunately, none of the zoo animals were harmed in the storm. But what crazy weather...
OK, on to our challenge info. We are sponsored this month by Norma J. Burnell of Fairy Tangles Art. Norma draws intricate, beautiful images, which I am sure our winner will love. The prize is the winner's choice of three digi images. (I will be using one of her images later this month.)
This week, however, I am using Sweet Pea Stamps Lucy Loo Bookaholic by The East Wind. I love this image--so quirky. I wanted to make a birthday card for our friend, Connie, who is celebrating later this month. She does not have long hair; she does not have black hair; she does not have a cat; and I don't know how much reading she is doing these days. So why did I pick this image for her? Your guess is as good as mine. And I don't have one. So there.
I printed the image on X-Press It BC and colored it with my Copics:
Skin: E000, E01, E11
Hair: W6, W8, W10
Nest/Cat: E21, E25, E27, E29
Feathers/Book: G21, G24, G28
Heart/Bird: Y32, Y23, Y26
I added some die-cut feathers using Spellbinders Feathers on the Wind dies, a die-cut corner using a Whimsy corner die, some lace, Distress ink, and Frantage. My DP is from the Bo Bunny Weekend Market collection and was paired with Stampin' Up CS. Presto! Fini!
Please check out the fab inspiration by my talented teammates: Carla, Kathi, Vannessa, and Karen. Then hand-color your book-inspired image with your choice of medium for your project. And play along with us!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Go Sun Devils! (wink!)