Dawn's video for this week's PTI MIM looked easy & fun--using a straw to blow liquid ink across paper. First problem is I have only a couple dye ink reinkers, but the video mentions using spray mists--I have a ton of them. I didn't want to pour the mist, but using the end of the applicator tube only gave me small drops. The blown effect wasn't what I wanted. As I was looking through shelves I found my old Marvy Metallics wide-tipped markers that you press the end to get the ink flowing. Surprisingly they weren't dried up--just took pressing & holding the tips a little longer. I used 3 colors on some glossy photo paper. It's a good thing I was sitting down--about passed out from blowing so hard through the straw--LOL! Reminded me of blowing up balloons as a kid. Clearly the marker ink is a bit thicker than dye reinkers. The effort was worth it, though, as I did get some pretty cool metallic designs. In person they even have some texture. The sentiment is from PTI Boutique Borders: Birthday. The embellishment is provided with a felt rose (MFT die) on tulle & a couple stick pins. Since I used one of the rows (Die, BD, Bling) for the CAS-ual Fridays 100th challenge I'll add my card to that contest, too.
We're having an early summer--my roses have even started blooming & I usually don't have any until after Mother's Day. Thought I'd share one more rhodie picture. This is the only bush we bought as the rest are old ones that were here when we moved in. It's not supposed to have as much sun as it gets where we planted it, but each year it has more blooms & is doing great! I love the peachy pink & yellow--totally different than my others. Hope you're having a great weekend no matter what the weather. Thanks for spending some of your time to stop by my blog.