Today I have a card I made for a work friend who has had a major operation and is currently immobile. Just before Christmas she passed me a stack of inspirational quotes that she had cut from a calendar in case I had use of them and I love them all! Of course I needed to make her a card so grabbed one of them that seemed appropriate and made this card.
The quote piece was cut down a little and then mounted on both a piece of tranquil tide and some white edged with the same ink colour. Then I die cut the sprig from vellum a couple of times and added the bow in pool party ribbon from the stash.
A lovely positive card and of course a fab bit of upcycling aswell.
Today I have a mini canvas to share with you that I’ve made for a swap. The theme for the swap is pink and to raise awareness of breast cancer.
So let’s talk about that first. I have several breast cancer survivors in my group of friends and unfortunately one friend who lost her fight a few years ago. So understandably this is something close to my heart!
What can you do? Well …
- checking yourself monthly for changes and abnormalities is one simple thing. Catching it early significantly improves your chances of surviving.
- Attending routine screening appointments is another simple thing… if they send you an appointment through the post, prioritise it… you are important and your health is critically important.
- Spread the message… these two things are simple to tell people about.
And finally… support charities who are supporting those with cancer and those trying to find cures… do what you can and we can hope for a future where breast cancer isn’t an issue.
Ok … So now the crafting… I made a 4×4 canvas board and videoed the process… it’s always fun to watch me create after all!!! (Well that’s what I am told).
And here are some close ups…. it was nice to just play with no real expectation of the outcome.
Love the sentiment from Badass artchick stamps too! It felt so right for this project theme.
Another play in my Dylusions journal last weekend led to this spread….
I used a mixture of distress stain spray and distress oxides to create the background using stamps and stencils. As the colour was added over gesso it gave it a lovely pale and creamy texture.
I added the stamping of the circles from #badassartchick stamps across the bottom and then added some of the Tim Holtz tissue wrap in the centre of the two pages. I then added the swirly sizzix die cut and then the cute Trish Latimer fairy. I had coloured her with promarkers and then added the Art Alchemy Sparks paint to her wings and the star. I also splashed some of the sparks over the page to add the sparkle.
I absolutely love the sketchy nature of this focal image against the washy nature of the background so super happy with this page.
And yes another creation for the Paperartsy challenge over on their blog for using Hybrid inks.
I’ve joined another swap on Facebook and the theme is flowers.
I started with three scraps and ended up with three very different results! I filmed the whole process in a ‘fast forward’ video here on YouTube .