Took some time to play with inks and stamps with no particular end in sight tonight. I took a tag that I had used to mop up inks when I was making a mess the other night and finished it out with more color and some stamping. Dug out my alchohol inks and inked up some trinkets to match.
The Grapevine stamps are from Stampin' Up from 1996. Somerset Studios sent them to me to be do as part of their "With One Stamp" feature several years ago. They would send out the same set of stamps to a few artists and we would create different projects and send them back to be featured in the magazine. At that time I was submitting a lot of rubberstamp projects and collage art to the magazine and had several pieces published in Somerset Studios and Legacy.
I finally had to give up doing that as I got busy with work and three young children...etc, etc. but I've missed all my inks and papers and my creative time each night and I'm making more of an effort to just DO something several nights a week, rather than waiting until I have a big chunk of time to work. Of course...then I end up like tonight spending hours working and then look up and realize it is 1 a.m. and I have to be up in 5 hours to gets kids up for school and me off to work.
Ahhh well, the weekend is coming up and maybe I'll do some catching up on my sleep...or maybe not. It is Bike Week after all and we got friends with bands that are performing each day so Dwayne and I will be headed out for some fun!
Well, I'm going to call it a night/morning. Have a great weekend everyone!