Sunday, June 6, 2010

Rain Would be Less Humid

I pretty much almost died in the jungles of Austin this morning.

I set out for my walk at about 6 AM in an atmosphere of absolutely apocalyptic humidity and heat. It was so still, and the world looked positively post-zombie attack.

There wasn't another idiotic soul about. Just me, and my impending heart failure from the jungly heat.

The farther I went, the worse I felt, and the emptier the world got.

Everyone else was clearly already dead of some sort of humidity related illness. I envied them.

Nothing in the swampy town where I grew up and battled the elements with AquaNet had prepared me for today.

When I was done, I truly felt ill and was completely worthless. I had a Frosty for lunch. I am just now feeling human again.

I have an appropriately watery card for you in tribute to my near death experience!

This was one of the cards I made for Virtual Stamp Night. This challenge was to use water on a card. I busted out my new Lawn Fawn stamps and got to work. I also combined this with a tent card challenge - I had never made one of these before!

First, I stamped the clouds in Whisper White craft ink. After the ink dried, it was really too pale, so I thought I'd outline them with my Copic. As I started doing it, I realized the craft ink was resisting the Copic! What a great find! It meant I didn't have to be careful at all.
Inside the card I stamped the little raindrops in Versamark and clear embossed them.


I LOVE the way the raindrops look in clear. I will be using these a lot!

So how's the weather in your part of the world? Not jungly I hope!

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4 comments:

  1. i Hate humidity. Moving to Atlantic Canada from the prairies at the end of summer was quite the eye opener. You're quite the woman for going for a walk in such jungly conditions (kudos on the Frosty - well deserved!)

    Your card is super cute - love the clear raindrops... think it may be time for some new Lawn Fawn stamps...

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  2. You truly are one funny person. Thank you for sharing your story and your lovely card. Hope you have a much better day today.
    Sue

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  3. It was terribly humid here too! Everytime that I stepped out of the air conditioned preproom (sample boards for convention) into the swamp cooled ware house I just about fainted and I really felt bad for all those picking orders in those conditions! Going to a Peter Brienholt concert around the corner in a few minutes and I hope that I don't sweat too much.
    m

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  4. Oh I can totally relate..it's been VERY humid here in SC. It's been in the 90's with 100% humidity.

    Love your card...I have to admit I had a duh moment there for a min..said to self...hmmm why haven't you used the versamark for water drops..LOL. Love the look.
    TFS

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