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Monday, July 11, 2016
Just wanted to share a cool pic I took of a frangipani caterpillar. It turns into huge moths. They feed on frangipani plants here and will strip the trees bare, but they in turn fertilize the ground underneath with their waste, so the tree makes a complete recovery and grows even more leafy than before. These can be found in some states of the US and all the way to South America. This one is from where I live in Puerto Rico. If I see them on the ground, I put them back on the tree before people step on them, but it's a little scary because they will start thrashing and waving their little fake stinger. I usually let them climb on a leaf and then quickly put the leaf on the tree.
Friday, July 8, 2016
Hi guys! I found this beautiful fairy at TJ Maxx. She came with some very muted colors, so I decided to paint it with acrylic paints and added stickles to her wings. I used cool mint, lavender, and frosted lace stickles. I painted the mushrooms, her eyes, lips, and hair, her wings, and the frog's eyes. Her hair is like a pinkish blonde I made with brown and cream, since I didn't have pink paint.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
This one is for my brother's girlfriend and her family. She lost her grandma recently. I used the same design from the last card but cut the flowers from silver glitter paper from My Favorite Things. The Memory Box Chrysanthemum Bouquet die didn't cut completely through, so I left the flowers intact, without removing the pieces from between the outline, but I did cut out one of the flowers. The sentiment is from a Unity Stamp Co. set called First Friend, Best Friend, Forever. Patterned papers from Kaisercraft Chapter One pad.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Hi guys. Today I'm sharing a quick sympathy card for some friends who recently lost their sweet kitty. I was so sad because they truly cherished him and took great care of him; he was a special-needs cat but his life was full of love.
I used Kaisercraft Chapter One papers and the flower is cut out of a scrap of BoBunny paper. Dies are nestabilities labels 20 and Memory Box chrysanthemum bouquet die. The stamped sentiment is by Clearly Besotted , the Sentimental Type set.
I really liked the design of the card and will probably make more like this but experiment with the ink color. The black seems a little harsh against the softer colors.