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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Skate On!!!

My card today was made using Melanie Muenchinger's, newest sets, "Sports, School, Spirit". I LOVE ice skating and watch it every chance on get on TV... Olympics or not!! It was the one sport I actually enjoyed as a kid! And, honestly.... all five of us kids learned on our own. My parents just got us all new skates one year for Christmas and we went at it!!! What fun memories. One place I skated often was actually across the street from our house behind the other homes where a baseball park was. It was usually just a big empty space until one year the parks people decided to push some snow aside, open up the usual "concession stand" and make us a skating area. It was small but boy did we have fun!! There was nothing in the way of our skating, just a snow pile in a square and a little metal shack beside it where we put on our skates and went in to warm up now and then. My card was also done using the "brayer technique" that I learned from Sharri Seffens. You all know how much I love purple!!! I HAD to skate with a purplish sky AND purple ice!! Hee Hee I used my Stardust Glitter pen to made the blades shiney and more metal like. Wow... nothing was nicer than a new WHITE, sharp blade pair of skates!! I also clear embossed the lower half of the card and used my inkssentials white opaque pen to draw in some blade marks on the ice. I took a close up so you could see the shine from the ice. Ok I admit.... it was on my last attempt at skating not long before I had children that I took my niece out to "teach" HER to skate that I got my blade caught in a crack (we were on a lake) and fell and broke my wrist. Ya ya... she did wonderfully without much help from me and I tell you what... I can still hear that bone break just like the guys ACROSS the lake who were playing hockey did!!! UGH. So... my skating days ended and now... I can dream of them again with this new image from Melanie's set. *sigh* Ohh to be young and carefree. LOL Have a great day and if you can't get your skate on... just stamp one!!! *smile* Signature

3 comments:

craftieodamae said...

oh no, this means winter is coming LOL. Gorgeous card! You are on a roll putting out so many gorgeous cards!

Sharri Seffens said...

Tina, Great job on brayering! I love the purple sky and ice!

Melanie said...

I love this!!

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