And I'm back to wish you all a very happy and belated 2011 New Year!! I'm sure you wondered where I was, and I wish I could tell you I just got back from spending New Years at an exotic island somewhere, but I didn't. I was sick :( But I managed a couple cards in that time, amazingly, since I sure didn't look or feel human - LOL :)
I'll post those two soon, but today I'm going to focus on a card that I woke up today and NEEDED to make. Yesterday, I went online and read about a lady named Katie Renz, on both Splitcoast Stampers and on Clear Dollar Stamps blog, who has stage 4 cancer. I do not know Katie personally but I DO admire her lovely creations and ideas, on Clear Dollar Stamps. I wanted to make Katie a card saying that I am one of many praying for her. If I was sick and discouraged, I would love to receive cards from fellow scrappers too.
I used Flourishes "Gerbera Daisies" set, coloring them in with my Tombow 991 and "Spiced Marmalade" Distress Ink. Then I added some Crackle Accent on to of them for some vintage interest.
The butterfly was an after thought. It just needed something and I saw the butterfly stamp in the "Gerbera Daisies" set so I stamped, embossed, and cut it out. Tombows were used to color it in, then I added teeny-tiny thin rivulets of Diamond Glaze in the veins of the butterfly, and added glitter. But I couldn't see the glittery veins, so I added more Diamond Glaze and filled it in a little more, to stiffen it and show the glitter a little better.
I didn't intend for the card to be so "dark", since we are heading towards springy colors soon, but everything fit together so beautifully, I just couldn't dismiss the paper because it wasn't the right season :)
Flourishes has the following challenges at the moment: A Sketch, A Timeless Tuesday Challenge "Flowers", and a Bring Back Beautiful "Vintage" challenge. I thought I would combine them all in this card. The Vintage aspect for me, is the fact I bought these papers when I first started scrapbooking 5 years ago, but never used them!