Hope House Home for Boys

The cards that I sell here in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico benefit the dental program for the boys at Hope House in the nearby village of Ixlahuacan. There are close to 30 boys at the home and many of them come to the home having received no dental treatment. If you live here at Lakeside and would like to order a quality, hand crafted card for a special occasion and help me contribute to this worthy cause, please e-mail me at bettyinchapala@yahoo.com Card price is 50 pesos; the entire sales price is donated to Hope House.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

This and That

Several things to share with you today.....I realized that it's been a while since I shared a sunrise or a sunset picture with you. Here's one from yesterday -- it's a sunrise as viewed from my front porch.

If you're wondering what the little "hanging thingies" are underneath the electric lines, I really don't know what they're made of but the purpose is to keep the lines from hitting together when it's windy. Our development is called Brisas de Chapala (translated Breezes of Chapla) and it is aptly named -- we get very strong breezes here!

I decided to try the technique that Dawn McVey demonstrated at Make it Monday this week. The technique is using ink from stamp pads to watercolor stamped images. I used a Momento Tuxedo Black pad to stamp the images and they did not bleed at all when the watered down ink was applied.  I thoroughly enjoyed this technique and will have to share it with our first Saturday cardmaking group in the near future.

Finally, did you see the tutorial at Beccy's Place this week? She has a really neat tutorial on drawing and coloring pieces of round candy. I don't have copics and didn't have a white ink pen, but I tried the technique using colored pencils. My candy is certainly not as vibrant and "shiny" as hers, but I was pleased with the result anyway! Click on the link to go to the tutorial.

Beccy's Candy                                                                                       My Candy


Myrna said...

Such a wonderful sunrise. True that God don't make no junk.

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous sunrise! I love watercoloring this way, too--very pretty!

Patti J said...

Your sunrise is beautiful, Betty! What a glorious view you have :) Your coloring is gorgeous! Love the way that card turned out, and I think your candy is beautiful! Great job, my friend. Thanks for sharing :)

Colleen said...

How did I get so far behind? Been having issues with Adrieene and really paying attention to the blogs as she is ever demanding. LOL I would not want to be 16 again ever. The sunset is beautiful as always, but it doesn't beat the watercoloring! Love that candy too!