Friday, March 27, 2015

For Being You - Create with Connie & Mary #348

I've had a really busy day today - and yesterday.  My older sister, in Vancouver, was very upset and anxious because of a medical diagnosis she had received.For the next hour it was crisis intervention time. When she settled down a bit. she wanted me to phone our other sister in Kingston because she wants her and myself to come to Vancouver as soon as we could arrange it.  Then she wanted me to e-mail her daughter in Australia as she was too anxious and tearful to have a phone conversation with her.
I phoned my younger sister only to find that she was also unwell.  She had recently visited a very poor section of India with her church, and picked up a "bug" - a gastro bug and has been quite ill and consquently been unable to eat.  She's lost weight and looks like a bag of bones!  But its been the fatigue that she finds most distressing.

So it fell upon me to research flights to Vancouver , find the cheapest one,  constantly e-mailing my sister back and forth with the information, & also keeping my older sister informed.

Nothing has been settled as to when my sister and I will go to Vancouver, but we're planning around the middle of June.

But enough about me.  When all the crises were dealt with I just wanted to sit down and make a card.  I chose to do the colour challenge with Connie & Mary   The colours:  Rose Red, Soft Sky and Sahara Sand.


After embossing one of the new fun frames, a small piece of Sahara Sand was cut to fit in the center.  On this small piece, the flower from the stamp set "Nature's Perfection" was stamped with Versa Mark and embossed with black embossing powder. With a small brush and some household bleach, the flower and leaf were painted with bleach to remove the colour.  After drying with a heat tool, some Rose Red was returned to the flower using an Aqua painter and a Rose Red inkpad.  A little bit of Rose Red was put on the leaf as well.
The edges of this art piece were sponged with Rose Red ink and adhered to the inside of the embossed frame.  To take some of the stark whiteness away from the frame it was sponged with Sahara Sand ink.

The base card is Soft sky, layered with Sahara Sand which was embossed with the Tiny Triangles embossing folder.  A piece of Soft Sky scalloped at the lower end, was adhered to the middle of the card.  A piece of designer vellum with the same flower on it was coloured on the wrong side with a Rose Red marker.  Not every flower was coloured.  When done it was adhered to the scalloped soft sky strip.  To the top of this strip was adhered a piece of Sahara Sand lace ribbon.

The Fun Frame was added to the card on the left side using dimensionals.

The sentiment is from "For Being You", stamped with Basic Black on Sahara Sand, and punched with a small oval punch.  The edges were sponged with Red Rose ink and then matted with a Soft sky modern word label punch.  Some pearls were placed beneath the sentiment.

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