On Sunday, I left for a short trip to Long Island to visit my niece. To save time on the drive down there, I take the ferry from New London, Connecticut to Orient Point, New York. It's a nice way to break up the driving and saves a lot of time. It's only and hour and twenty minute ferry ride, you're never out of sight of land and usually it's a very pleasant trip. However, on Saturday we had a bit of unsettled weather and the after effects on the sea were something else. There were white caps on the waves, the sound of the waves hitting the ferry were loud enough to have me spontaneously saying words I shouldn't be saying in public, and I generally felt like I was being tossed around the ocean like the crew of the SS Minnow! (Remember Gilligan's Island anyone)?
Despite that, the visit with my niece was very nice and the ferry ride home was thankfully uneventful. But when I got home I decided to venture into my stamp room and try to get back in the groove of things. I felt a little out of sorts at first, but I finally settled on making a card for the Sweet Sunday sketch challenge and the Scrapmaster's Paradise color challenge.
I thought I was running just a tiny bit low on the basic pearls that I normally use on my butterfly cutouts, so on this butterfly I used some Liquid Pearls. I really like Liquid Pearls and I have them in bunches of colors, but the downside is that they take a long time to dry. I had to make sure that I took this photo of this card fairly quickly because I didn't want the round pearls to run. Then I have to set the card aside, lay it flat and just keep it that way until it dries. It's a little inconvenient, but it's an inexpensive way to add pearl accents to your cards.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have time to stamp today!