Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Chipper Get Well
I needed a bright and cheery get well card so I chose colors from the Brights palette of Stampin' Up and one of my favorite sets - A Little Birdie Told Me. The layout is from this week's sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers. I felt a bit like I was arranging one of those wood block puzzles where all the pieces have to fit just so to achieve the arrangement of all these rectangles. It is a fun sketch because you get to use so many colors if you like.
Rather than bulky ribbon or other embellishment on a card with so many layers I used a little stitching for embellishment. Also there is some tone-on-tone stamping to dress up some of the cardstock. The yellow 'stripe' is actually the ledger stamp from Hero Arts turned on its side.
We've been having an - ah - interesting? week here. Lots of appointments, work and several hours spent working on the television antennae. My husband was on the roof, I'm the assistant hunting down tools and sending them up to him in a bucket he lowers from the roof when he needs something. Fortunately, it is fixed! Our reception had degraded badly and now we are back to getting all the major networks again. Now he is outside swatting flies - long story...
Anyway, hope you are having a pleasant day! Thanks for visiting.
Ingredients: Stamps: A little birdie told me by Stampin' Up!; Whoo Loves You (cloud) by Hero Arts
Ink: Stazon Black, Pacific Point - various markers
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, and Tempting Turqoise