Wednesday, 11 November 2015
Distressed in blue, with a little red and yellow too ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week going well. I am so sorry I have been MIA for a while it was the usual issue and combining that with new medication, details below. Anyways I’ve a card to share with you and here it is …
A 5"x7" card for a change!
I am trying to channel hot warm colours because I feel achy and sore!
The last of these flowers
A final look
Created especially for these Challenges
Country View Crafts Challenge #33 Blue
Crafting Musketeers Challenge #31 Anything But Square
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Use a Stamp or a Digi
Pixie’s Snippets Playground Challenge #202 snippets:
the flowers were stamped onto a snippet of textured card
I used the blue & red but didn’t chose to create Christmas this time
Scrap & Craft Challenge #15 Shabby Chic or Vintage
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge N for November:
I have been inspired by the Remembrance poppies &
N for Naughty: supposed to be creating Christmas cards and not experimenting!The Cat’s Pajamas Challenge TCPTUES303 Anything Goes
Many different mediums were used to create this card. I used H2Os to stamp the flowers with onto a white card snippet. Once the H2O had dried a little I was able to drag out some of the stamped paint lines to colour the whole flower and I love to do that because it’s an easy way to achieve the no line stamp look which in turn makes me look artsy, even if it isn’t artsy lol! Once I coloured all of the flowers I left the panel to dry before colouring the white background with blue H2O. I used old papers to cover a card and then I used my Pan Pastels to add blue to the edges and to create a distressed look on the card. I think these papers came with a magazine but I can’t remember lol! I am doing my best to use up that old paper although I may end up doing a
DP/PP; unfortunately the cost of international P&P makes it too expensive
for me to post internationally. UK
I’ve not been creating or blogging because I was in so much pain and I’ve had so many issues with that and the fall out that it creates. Last week I had to see my GP and he has finally agreed with us that my back pain and fibromyalgia is a lot worse. I actually broke down, the last couple of months have been hard with very little relief from the pain and not enough sleep. Normally I’m resistant to taking more meds because of how many I take for pain, depression, and to stop the RA doing any more damage. After a lot of prodding from me and the RA department he’s finally agreed to me trying a different and new to me medication. One of the immediate side affects has been a case of severe zombie-fied for about a week; the first few days were a complete blur.
Prior to that I hadn’t created anything new for a while and now we’re hoping I may be getting over the worse of the zombies because I actually stamped a couple of images today and I am going to colour them next: yay! I’m hoping to get back to it and getting Xmas prepped with those special cards and other stuff and I hope to be visiting you all soon too. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x
Stamp: Tim Holtz flower garden stamp set
Miscellaneous Tools: paintbrushes; heat gun; pot of water; spray bottle of water; ink blending tool and foam
Card Paper: 300 gsm card; DP/PP#; snippet linen texture white card for stamping
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Distress IP: faded jeans
H2O paints#: I don’t have the name of these as I have finished the little tubs but I do know that I used a blue, gold, green, red and yellow
Embellishments: WOC flowers #; blue ribbon from stash #
Double sided tape; Collall all purpose glue
# VOS: very old stash and no idea if still available to purchase, min. 5 years old