Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Finally a Post!!!

I know I always say this, but things get crazy here and the blog seems to be the first thing to go! I am hoping to get a few posts in today, I have so much to catch up on. Our family and friends around us have been dealing with loss. Loss of loved ones is always so difficult, but a friend lost her husband in a plane crash while he was on a fishing trip and she's been on my mind. I was thankful when I found the Splitcoast color challenge that inspired this card. Colors for the challenge were Soft Sky, River Rock and Very Vanilla. I stamped the swirly from "Doodle This" in river rock on river rock cardstock. Then I added a layer and the card base is the swirl again on Soft Sky stamped in Soft Sky Ink. I sponged the edges to add depth and then I cut out the watercolored flower from very vanilla. I embossed the dye ink really quickly so I could watercolor it. Then I added the touches of silver with the hodgepodge hardware. The heart on the sentiment is stamped from Moose You and the saying is from Small Sayings. I wish the watercoloring would have shown up more vibrant from the scan, but alas, the scanner is smarter than the operator!