Monthly Archives: April 2017

Thank You card!

This Morning I saw a Thank You card on Pinterest that got my creative juices flowing.  I fell in love with the colors Christine Thomas used as well as the layout.  So I pulled out a piece of SU dsp out along with some white 110 lb c/s, a small piece of black and white dsp and a piece of lighter weight white c/s.  I grabbed my Catherine Pooler ink pads in Grass Skirt, Lime Rickey and Aquatini and went direct to paper with it.  Sprayed a bit of water and used a baby wipe to move the ink a bit.  Stamped the Thank You from Stamp of Approval set Still Smiling and a flower and leaves and butterfly also from that set.  Mixed water and CP Midnight ink pad and splashed some drops.  Used Spectrom Sparkle in clear to add a bit of shine to the flower, leaves and butterfly.  Then added a few sequins.  Layered the SU dsp on my base card, then a piece of black &a white on top at an angle.  The last piece was angled the opposite direction.  The flap on the envelope is covered in the SU dsp and the flower and leaves was stamped on the front of the envelope.  At the last minute I stamped the butterfly on the inside lower left corner in Aquatini.

it has been snowing and raining here for the past 2 1/2 days.  Lots of badly needed moisture here on the front range of Colorado.  Great day to make cards but very anxious to see sunshine.IMG_2044


Mixed Media

My first attempt at using Mixed Media to decorate a frame.  I did this to donate it to a fund raiser for the Adult Daycare my husband attended for nearly 3 years.  He had dementia and his going there helped me have some time for me.  He passed away on  October 6, 2014.  I received an invitation to the fundraiser and since it is not in my budget I ask if I could donate some art to the Silent Auction.  I also donated a box of 8 cards I had made.

A friend whose husband attended with mine and I took the items to the Adult Daycare yesterday.  It has been 3 years since my husband has been there and a bit longer since my friends husband attended.  We were shocked when the workers remembered us.  They have several pictures of our husbands on the walls and recalled special things about them.  So happy I could donate something!IMG_2021