Wednesday, May 04, 2011
We went from this...
In just a couple of days...winter to spring. Again. ;)
They're plowing under a section of the field out there past the garages. Looks like they might be planning on putting up another building or something. Eventually there will be various buildings and parking lots as far as I can see, I bet.
I've been puttering with the birthday cards. Got the bottom scalloped layer attached to the cards...
...and then I started trying to figure out how to color and decorate the cupcakes.
I had this idea of the dots on the frosting being multi-colored. Easier said than done. I tried acrylic paints, gouache, metallic paints, markers, markers adding a dot of clear glaze on top...tried different colors for the cupcake paper bottom that would look okay with the cardstock I am using...tried painting the frosting with metallic pearl and then tried white glitter...nothing seemed quite right.
Was only around 50 degrees, but little wind--so I put Karma's bed out on the porch again. She loved being out there while I puttered.
This is the cupcake front runner. Would either use foiling or metallic gold paint for the flame on the candle. Shimmery paint or glitter kind of buries the colors or the dots on the cupcake. I'm still not happy with this, either. Who would have ever thought a little cupcake would be this frustrating.
I think I'm taking the day off. Going to cupcake percolate for a while--hehe!
Caroline came yesterday. Leah wanted to switch from Tuesdays to Wednesdays from now on so that she can keep golfing. Cool! No problem. ;)
So tonight we are going shopping--including those new fangled phones! Supposed to be in the low 50s and rain or thunderstorms. Guess I should remember my umbrella and wear a warm coat. :)
Hope everyone is having a good week!
Aha! If my purpose in life was to teach people about silence--I have done an excellent job! ;)
"I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind. I should not be ungrateful to these teachers."