Well it's been awhile since I have been able to post so if your here reading this 'thanks for sticking round'.
Lots happening with my parents and hopefully it will be really good news on Thursday. Keep us in your thoughts please. Mum has been on a medication for the last 5 weeks and we are seeing a pause in the pace of the Alzheimers. We know its not a cure but the rapid rate of decline has stopped temporarily and she has even picked up some of what appeared to be lost. The Neurologist sees us on Thursday, if he agrees then mum gets to stay on the medication. If he disagrees she can no longer access the medication and I just don't want to go there.
Now onto my first card in ages. I'm hoping this isn't too late for the Simon Says 'Shaped Card' challenge. This was a Challenge to me okay. I have never done shape cards, don't have dies or patterns for shape cards. I pondered for a night or two then thought of the large stitched circle die. I folded the cardstock in half and attached the die shape will a little of the circle above the fold so I would have a hinge.
It was interesting as it took quite a few times through the Cuttlebug as my cardstock is 300gsm which is very thick x two. Ended up nearly cutting all the way thru, just ran the scissors around the edge to finalise the back part. So success one.
Then what to do with around card. First I die cut a beautiful rose and distress inked it but it didn't look right. So I decided to add a pale blue sky but wanted a white edge. I finally worked out how to die cut two circles so I had a round frame to protect the outer circle. Blended with Tumbled Glass distress ink - oooops forgot about the outer outer edge so had bits here and there with slight blue so might as well go round and do whole outer edge.
Looked ok but that rose still looked wrong, so looked through all my per-coloured what will I do with these bits and found my two fish.
I had originally coloured with Derwent pencils and baby oil but they looked a bit wishy washy so I finished off with Copics, better. Black ink pen around outline -better.
Yes thats it, added some dimensional foam tape. Needed some bubbles so added bubbles with white ink through a stencil.
Sentiment - well I had to add some humour here, was looking at whole pile of sentiments , passed over 'we're moved' went onto 'miss you' etc then thought of the humour behind a fishbowl 'we're moved'.
Well thats it, nice and simple as. Hope you enjoyed your visit.