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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Golf in January in EDMONTON

A number of my followers are lucky enough to live in places where it is warm or mild in the winters.  You really need to experience winter in Edmonton.  We get -30 and snow!!  Nothing stops or shuts and life just goes on as normal.  No "snow days" here!!  What are those anyways?  We have been really spoiled this year as it is has been very mild and so unusual.  What are we in store for the spring and summer!!!

I was born in Edmonton and I have lived here my entire life.  Let's just say 40 plus years!!  LOL!  I really am misplaced.  My father was from the fabulous state of Kentucky and although I have never lived there I really feel like I have a southern heart.  For several reasons, I am stuck in Edmonton for awhile.  I would love to live in Las Vegas or Phoenix or maybe Florida.  I am worried that Florida may fall off!!  LOL!  Anywhere that is safe and warm and I would to be there.

The economy really sucks in the good old Excited States right now and for many other personal responsibilities I am going to have to stay here.  May the warm weather force stay with me!!

After all that I do have a creation for my Smash Book.  If you have been following, I was total angainst buying one and ended up with TWO!  Only stampers and scrapbookers can realte to this.

We don't do a lot of "events"!  There is my wonderful, calming and stabilizing better half, Arthur, and I take care of my Mom who is 86.  I do work outside the home but I recently was off for just over one year.  I am back working 3 day weeks and 10 hour shifts.

My Smash book is going to be about stuff that we do.  I am not going to share all of my pages in there as a few are just too personal but when I do add one that I can share I will post it. 

Indoor golf in January in Edmonton!  This is pretty cool as you can play dozens of actual courses from around the world.  You are still hitting a screen but it looks pretty real and you still have to be able to hit the stupid little ball properly!!

It was a quick round as three of us played for one hour.  I was hitting way too often.  One of my goals this year to shave off MANY strokes from the score.  Say a prayer and send me a pro!!

Long post but here is a photo of a page I made with a golf theme and colored with Distress Inks.  I usually use Copics but I just wanted to try the Distress painting.  Seem like a lot of the European girls go with this media.

Tilda was colored on watercolor paper and stamped with VersaFine ink in Onyx Black.  I then colored Tilda as follows:

Face and hands - Antique Linen and Tattered Rose
Cheeks - Victoria Velvet
Hair - Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy
Shirt and shoes - Weathered Wood and Stormy Sky
Pants and the club head - Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain
Club shaft - Black Soot

The title was done with stencils and I just outlined them with pencil and then colored in with pencil crayons.  The stencil is from Wordsworth and the pencils are Prismacolor in True Blue and Peascock Blue.

Here is one for you that is a closeup.

I have only done the Distress Ink coloring a few times and this one is a little darker thank what I wanted but I am really happy with the shadows and shading.

I would love to hear from anyone that does Distress Ink coloring and I really want to know what you think.  Be honest otherwise I won't improve. 

I look forward to reading the comments!!

1 comment:

  1. This is so adorable! I didn't realize there even was a stamp of little Tilda playing gold! She's so cute and your did a great job on coloring her with Distress would never guess you're new to that medium! :)

    Thanks for sharing in the fun Smash Group!!