Greetings! My post today is entitled Blessings. It is for the current challenge over at Inkspirational where we are challenged to create a project that is inspired by the gorgeous photo below.
Before I continue talking about my card, I wanted to let you know, as valued friends, that my dear husband who has been battling cancer these past ten years, has suffered with several strokes this past week. He is home now, and recovering. Progress is slow, but we have much to be thankful for. He can still see, talk and walk though the has lost use of his one hand. As artists, we use our hands nearly every day in delight of our quest to create art. How thankful I am for each day I still have this tactile function. The doctor thinks with time and hard work he will regain use of his hand, so are thankful for that as well.
For my card, I began with an 8 x 8 card base, which I distressed with Spiced Marmalade and Vintage Photo Distress Inks. I spritzed and flicked a bit of water on as well. The beautiful image in the center of my wreath is from Gecko Galz.
The wreath was made from several die cuts and Grunge Board, all by Tim Holtz Alterations and Idea-ology. The pieces were painted with Ranger Rock Candy Crackle Paint and then using the Colored Crackle process I learned in Creative Chemistry 102, I blended various Distress Paints with a Blender Tool onto the pieces. Next I used Tea Dye Distress Stain. I think Vintage Photo Distress Stain would have been gorgeous, but alas, I do not have one.
The pieces were assembled in a circle around the focal image. A filigree metal corner, a complimentary piece from Linda Coughlin with an order from The Funkie Junkie Boutique and a vintage seam binding bow came next. A simple sentiment by Gecko Galz completes my card.
I hope you will pop over to Inkspirational to see what the rest of the Design team have dreamed up to inspire you and then consider joining us for our challenge! Thank you so much for dropping by today my friends. Love, Yvonne