Didn’t I mention I would be back VERY soon??
I was a very busy woman tonight!! My twins went to bed relatively early and my hubby put the game on in our room so I was left in Peace in the living room.
I actually managed to make 4 cards tonight but two will be hidden until Sunday 🙂 Another card I made can be found here.
I came across this beautiful challenge blog, Calling All Sistahs. For those of you who do not know, I found a lump in my left breast mid April. I’ve had an ultrasound done and went to meet with a breast cancer doctor today. Right now we believe it is a cyst and will watch it for the next six weeks to see what it does. Calling All Sistahs are raising awareness year round. Check out their about me page here.
I am super excited to participate in their first encouragement challenge. The inspiration picture is just below.
Now this is once again NOT the card I had in mind. I guess I should just stop trying to plan out my cards and let my mind go when I craft.
I found this quote online and loved it. People are going through so many tough times now, it’s easy to feel scared or depressed. I love that this quote tells them they will get through this. I printed the quote on white cardstock and began the real “fun”. And I say that because this almost ended up in the garbage.
The background to this card started with a stencil. Well my lovely mini inks wouldn’t cooperate very well and the ink just sat on top of the stencil and I couldn’t really get into the pattern.
While I was cleaning up the stencil with some cotton pads, I tried rubbing more ink on the stencil hoping that would give me the gorgeous pattern I was looking for. Needless to say that didn’t work either. I started to feel frustrated. I always see these beautiful cards with gorgeous patterns and really wanted to do it. After I removed the stencil I took a baby wipe and started dabbing the page.
I kept dabbing the inks and paper hoping to salvage the paper before I got mad and threw it away. Once I felt it was decent enough I left it to dry and flattened it with my box of sequins.
I am very very happy with the way it turned out. I believe adding the sequins really gave it just enough sparkle.
Thank you for stopping by!!!
Oh!!! I almost forgot!! I have officially posted my 10th blog post!! I’m so excited!!! Baby steps… right?