Saturday, May 05, 2012
with deepest sympathy
Hello there - I am still in NZ with the family and will stay here until next weekend. Thanks for all the well wishes for my Dad. He is recovering wonderfully and despite having a heart attack he is a relatively fit man and is already out and about doing long walks ... although the fact that he cannot cycle on his bike physically (only on a stationary bike) or kayak is driving him mad ... another 2 1/2 months until he can do those ... so just walking for now!
Yesterday I managed to sit down and have a play with my limited cardmaking supplies. I made a sympathy card for my sister who had sorted through her cards and found she had none as a back up so here is one I made following the sketch from Mojo Mondays - circle or square. I have incorporated the May Spots from The Stamp Spot which is bling, some pink and flowers, 2 or more ribbons for Party Time Tuesdays, ribbons and pearls for Paper Sundaes and Texture for the new monthly challenges over at AnnaBelle Stamps - Stamp Embellish and Create - this is a great little community of like minded stampers so head on over and join! For this texture challenge I tried something new (well for me it is!) I stuck a piece of pink organza on white cardstock and then embossed it so it looked like the ribbn was embossed ... it sort of worked so I tried it again on a 2nd piece of ribbon - this time a satin trim and again attached it to cardboard and then embossed it and I found it came out better ... check out the close up photo.
The background paper is actually AnnaBelle Stamps 'ballerina rose' that I randomly stamped on 2 strips of white cardstock and then coloured in with coloured pencils.
a close up of the embossed ribbon!
materials - Core 'dinations orchid sunrise, white cardstock; AnnaBelle Stamps 'ballerina rose' stamps; Pink organza and satin trim; Staz On timber brown ink, Versa Color orchid ink; Spellbinders labels 18 nestabilities; Cuttlebug swiss dot embossing folder; QuicKutz polka dot embossing folder; 2mm white pearls; Crayola Colouring pencils.
Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.