Sunday, 20 April 2014

a touch of colour and a birthday wish

I cannot believe it has been almost a month since my last post.  The family was "trapped" in the Caribbean with very limited WiFi making any communication back home difficult.  I know it was a sacrifice but I admit I would willing sign up for this type of sacrifice again without hesitation.

It was my mom's birthday and I wanted to create a card which had light, colour and some whimsy.  With the exception of the butterflies scattered around the card, the only area of colour is centralized near the Scottie.  Mom loves dogs and sadly her Chewbaca, an energetic and adorable Fox Terrier and Belgium Sheep-hound mix, has died recently.  The little Scottie is an adorable reminder of great puppy times.

I gave a Julie Nutting page a bit of a white-wash with Gesso to draw attention to the centre of the page and stamped it with blades of grass, Stampendous dandelions and butterflies black&white style.  I coloured the lower half of Yolanda (dressed up Deep Red)and Yolanda's eyes and lips as well as the blades of grass behind her creating a centralized area of pigment.  The punch-cut butterflies add pockets of colour throughout the front of the card.

May will mark my first year bloggiversary.  I have some ideas for how I would like to shape this upcoming year including the start of an Etsy Shop in the Fall and different monthly highlights.  Stay tuned friends!  And thank you for making my first year so amazing and special.  I have truly enjoyed.

 Chewbaca 2000 - 2014

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