Hi everyone. I seem to be stuck on flower cards these days ... and on the yellow and coral color combo :) I'm going to enter this into the Crazy for CAS (#40 - photo inspiration) as a second entry into this wonderful challenge.
Today I used a beautiful background paper from SU! that I received from my good friend Nancy. She sent me a package with a lovely hand-made card and lots of goodies for me to play with (designer papers, vellum with gold accents, lattice die-cut, twine, etc.). I LOVE this designer paper that has the look of watercoloring. I wanted something bold to play off the soft colors of the background, so stamped and white embossed the lily on coral card stock and then added shading with my sponges of more coral and red to give it lots of oomph! :)
I have been working the past few days on catching up on visiting and commenting on other's blogs. I got about a week behind and it is amazing how many wonderful creations I had missed in that short time. I have been around to most everyone's blog by now ... sometimes I left messages, but if not, I did see all the lovely cards and appreciate each and every blog that I visit! Life has been crazy. My DMIL has cancer and was moved to a hospice just over a week ago. It's tough, but she is in good spirits and is in no pain ... we are so thankful. The wonderful nurses and doctors at the hospice are taking good care of her ... making her as comfortable as possible. Hubby is here every day to spend time with her ... and I go usually every other day so that I can spend time with her and she also has time with just Gord. It's hard to see her getting weaker and weaker.
I managed to make a few cards this week, even though my time in the studio is limited. Card making gives me an escape from the realities of life ... if only for a short time.
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral (SU!); Chit Chat (Paper Smooches)
Paper: White (Neenah); Watercolor Wonder Designer Paper, Calypso Coral (SU!)
Ink: Versamark, Calypso Coral, Real Red (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: white embossing powder, heat tool, sponges
Crazy for CAS #40