September 27, 2010

A somber event....

This weekend I attended the third annual butterfly release at Fairy Lake to commemerate the passing of loved ones. Our next door neighbour lost his mom so we attended along with other family and friends to remember her with him.

Here is our neighbours with their butterflies. They were packaged in little white triangular boxes. They had to pull off the elastic that held it together and then open the box to release the butterfly. They had to aclimatize first before they took off.

Here are all three butterflies getting ready to take off. They were truly spectacular. All the butterflies that were released were all monarchs.

A close up of one of them.
All of them were so vibrant.

The weather also held out so that all the butterflies could fly away.

Here is a special moment I caught of Richard with his butterfly. He talked to it very quietly before it flew away. I really love this shot and was so glad I got it.

A little pick me up!

Have been having a horrible week. When they say bad things come in three's they sure do mean it. So I thought I would do a card.

Here is what I created using some left over Basic Grey paper I had in my stash.

I used the House Mouse image and colored it with copics. The shading is done with a blue prismacolor pencil using goo gone.

Hope you enjoy.

September 21, 2010

94 days till Christmas...

...are you ready? I'm not. So I thought I would get a jump on my Christmas cards early this year. Here is one I made on Saturday at our little crop that Carol hosted. Carol was there, Connie stopped by, there was Jennifer, myself and Lisa came by as well. It was a great day.

Here is the close up of the Santa. I fell in love with him as soon as I saw the Close to my Heart catalogue. I have always like the vintage images. It is on page 44 of the Fall/Winter 2010 catalogue and is called "Father Christmas".

The image is coloured with copic markers. I used: E00, E11 and R11 for his face. I used a bit of W0 for his beard to make it pop. The berries are coloured with R27. His suit is coloured with W4 as the base and then with R27 over top. On the holly leaves I used YG93 and YG95. Then I used my gold gel pen to add a little sparkle.

Around the image I used brown prisma colour pencil with Goo Gone to create the shading.