Any of you that 'know me' or follow my blog
knew that my friend 'Dar' was coming from Ohio to
visit with me while the hubs was out of town.
We did many things,
took a train to Chicago (that's a story in itself) but had fun,
went to Amish land in Indiana,
went to an open house for Christmas,
and to another well decorated store to shop in Indiana,
and on Sunday I took her to our mecca shopping area...
we also ate a lot...but I didn't cook too much this time
as I look forward to the break of the hubs not being here to cook for,
but we managed to eat...a lot!
So after all out running around we needed to just relax a bit
and work on some fun crafty things.
We decided to do the nail polish technique,
However, most of my polish was pretty old,
and for this technique you have to 'flick' the polish on water,
but mine was so thick it wouldn't flick fast enough and
the polish would be dry too soon.
We decided to 'dump' it straight out of the bottle
and then used a skewer to move it around.
You have to work very quickly with this technique as the polish dries FAST!
I made 6 panels and this card is from one of them.
I love how on the left it ended up looking like a leaf and flower
and in the middle, love that four color swirl going through.
I added a Tutti Designs Hello die (cut 3 times and stacked).
Here are the other 5 panels I can use later.
You can see the one on the right is the first one I did by 'flicking the polish,
just not a great result.
No two will ever look the same that is for sure!
On another note we caved (after almost 3 years) and got a new puppy.
He is the calmest and sweet pup...yep a HE
and I have never had a male dog, so this will be all new to me.
(I didn't edit any of these pictures)
Here he is snoozing away in my craft room.
Trying out his temporary kennel, which he hates with a passion!
Granddaughter Mena holding him.
We got him on Tuesday (Goldendoodle) and he was 8 weeks yesterday.
His name is Mackinac (Pronounced Mack-in-naw)
and we call him Mack...easy!
So that's it for now, but make sure and visit my friend Dar's blog
as she will have her nail polish card up today too...(kind of planned that way)!!!