Sunday 24 June 2018


I am busy getting ready to go away for a week. John's father passed away and the funeral is tomorrow. Elysha needs to go into respite care as she doesn't understand the concept of death that well so we thought it best that she not come and I am going to stay with his dads partner for the rest of the week just to keep her company so she doesn't feel totally alone. Hopefully dad won't leave too many messages on my phone at home in irritation because Im not there.

Keith's passing I think was a great relief for him as well as John and Annette even though no one wants to loose family as he has been slowing loosing the battle with emphysema and the last month has been total agony and I don't think anyone should have to live through that. Now he is at peace, Annette and John look calmer in themselves and we take the next fork in the road.


Now onto my inspiration. Of course I should be too busy doing preparations, washing packing cooking cleaning but no the mind kicks in and cards sidetrack me as John is out the back trying to solve a major blockage in the pipes that is causing constant back flow in the kitchen sink. So lucky my carpenter husband is also proficient as a painter, plumber, car repairer, computer whizz etc 

Two hours to go and I was inspired to do a card for the AAA Cards CAS Geometrics Challenge again

Opps nearly forgot to photoshop to get rid of rubbish around the photos. So now we are down to just under an hour. I stamped and white embossed this neat geometric background. I don't think I have used it before (shame on me and all my stamps) and I think its Hero Art.

Instead of colouring all of it I just did some of the triangles with very small amounts of Zig and lots of water sticking with red, orange and yellow.

Its minimal and I love how it turned out. This was done onto multimedia cardstock. I then used the 'Hello friend' die and cut in gold mirror cardstock but just used the 'hello'.

Finished and so quick.


Thanks for coming to visit and I hope you will come again soon.


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Melissa L. said...

Beautiful! I love the triangles and the gorgeous colors. Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards.

lostinpaper said...

Sending hugs your way Aileen, I hope that you have a week reminiscing fond memories.

Darnell said...

My sympathy on John's father's passing, Aileen. Bless him, he's at peace. I hope the coming week brings solace to everyone. Your geometric design is brilliant! Love the colors and how you chose to just paint portions!! Hugs, Darnell

Ruth said...

It's fabulous! I know what you mean about needing to be distracted sometimes. It's been quite a whirlwind with organising the funeral and then with the whole horrible pipe blockage. I love the oranges, reds and yellows and the gold sentiment. Beautifully firey and sunset. Almost a last farewell. Hope the funeral goes well xx

BożenA said...

My friend, I'm so sorry about your loss. It is very unpleasant when our loved ones leave. It is good that our faith tells us that they are not going to nothing and are returning to the Creator.
Your geometric card looks stunning, Aileen. I love how water has placed the intensity of colors. I love this effect.

Cheryl said...

Sorry for your loss. Your card is gorgeous. I love those colors and your design! Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards challenges.