I'm having to post and comment in stops and starts at the moment as I have redone my back and hip in. Fortunately I'm within 3 months of my last hospital visit so have been able to get back onto the Acupuncture programme without having to re go through my GP and the referral system all again. The bad news is that the earliest appointment I can have is in 10 days time so until then I am having to suffice with a hot bean bag wrapped around my hip which is at least enabling me to get about if not gad about. It's not so much the Hunch back of Notre Dame more like the Punch bag of Notre Dame! To cap it all The Doc has managed to slice a sliver off his finger with the bread knife and is now nursing a bandaged finger. Wimpy not wishing to be left out of anything is on antibiotics as his last blood test for his Thyroid problem showed he had no white blood cells which is not a good thing.
I managed to make this card earlier in the week for my Mum. She will be 94yrs old in a few weeks time and I wanted to get it made in plenty of time. The picture is a painting I did at my paint class when I first started over 2 years ago. I have never liked the canvas and after having been hung on the craft room wall for a bit I put it away. I resurrected it the other day as I had an idea to photograph it and scan into the computer where I played around with resizing it and then printing out on 150gsm white card stock. The result I think gives a nice background to use instead of design paper. The blue/white stripe base is actually part of a cardboard custard tart box that I recycled. The other yellow papers are freebies from a magazine but I did not make a note on the back from which one. The Larkspur flower has been created using off cuts of 3 different colour blue pieces of card stock to give the different colours on the flower stem and the leaves are the nearest die I had to looking like the proper larkspur leaves and were a snippet of white card coloured using a distress marker pen. All attached to a cut down pipe cleaner which I dyed using a bottle of green re inker. Frame has been die cut from cream cardstock.
Flower stem made using Memory Box 'Fancy blossoms 98312'
Crealies Creative leaf shapes 'CL CS 16'
Fame die cut using Spellbinders 'Majestic Elements'
Yellow bow from stash.
Inside of card left blank for the greeting sheet to be attached later and signed..
Entering into the following challenges:
The Crafty Laydee: Fabulous Floral. Make a project with a flower on it.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #93: Use your snippets.
Artistic inspirations #62: Make it girly.
Make It Monday #161: Paper crafts.
Use It Tuesday #65: Scrap pieces odds and ends.
Top Tip Tuesday #111: Flowers.
Through The Craft Room Door: Anything goes.
The Crafter Bloggers Network #16: Anything goes.