Wednesday, November 12, 2008

In Need of a 12-step Program

Hello. My name is Anita. I am an alcoholic. I have a serious addiction to alcohol inks (and glitter, but we'll save that for another post). I'm almost ashamed to admit that I have every color they make. Some are very similar in color, so you may wonder why I bothered buying them. Because I may need them someday, that's why. Blame it on my Girl Scout training to always be prepared. It just makes me happy to see all those little bottles lined up and waiting for me, and whatever color scheme is needed I'll be prepared. Working with those inks is very much like creating snowflakes. No two backgrounds are ever alike. They make look similar, but each still has it's own distinct personality.

I had full intentions of making this ATC to use for a future trade. However, when the last bit of gluestick was applied and I did a final inspection I just knew I wasn't going to be able to part with it. The combination of the alcohol ink, glitter, and butterfly elements was calling my name. Those are three of my favorite things. I have used this image of the woman with butterfly wings a few times before, I am fascinated with it for some reason. But every time I use it I embellish it a little differently to help keep it fresh. These are the other two that I've done:

So, now I am back to sqare one with trying to get some cards done for trades since I'm being selfish and keeping this one. But it's ok, tomorrow's another day :o) Try, try again!



crafty capers said...

Hi Anita, Really nice to bump into you in Blogland! Your blog looks great - fab banner, gorgeous colours! Kate

Shelly said...

Gorgeous silver background !! Looks like moon dust (not that I've ever SEEN moon dust, but you get the point). Definitely a keeper, Anita.

Anonymous said...

Hey ANita

I like your new therapy oops blog spot.

Can you do a KISS technique and flip the lady with wings around so at least she can look at herself in the next one


Caren said...

If you are going to blog you have to update it more often because some people actually come back to check out your work! More ART!!!