It has been awhile since I posted my last card, at least awhile for me… so much going on. These past two weeks there has been much sadness and also much joy.. the “yin and yang” of life never ceases to amaze me.
First, I, too, have been deeply saddened by the horrific events in Newtown, Connecticut. Only days before, my students endured the tragic death of another teen at the school where I teach. It was hard to get my mojo going for much of anything for a time. I read on so many blogs how some people just felt the need to take a breath and be still for a bit. I had the same experience. But life also presents us with gifts, sometimes in the midst of such darkness, and on a brighter note, I was able to get away for a few days last week to attend the college graduation of my son, Timothy. How wonderful to be together with his father watching him walking across the stage with pride having worked so hard to accomplish this goal. My son will join both his father and me as he embarks on a career in education. We know he will be a wonderful teacher!
My card today is one I have worked on for the past week or so. It was truly my way of channeling my prayers and hopes for healing for those who lost their loved ones so tragically last week. When Jak Heath blogged about a card drive for those in Connecticut (here), I immediately knew the image I would use and how I would interpret it. For my card, I selected Hannah Lynn’s “A Princess is Born” digi image.
The image is colored with copic markers (colors listed below). Actually she is my second rendition as I colored her and then dropped an inkpad right on top of the image as I attempted to stamp a sentiment! I had to color her over again but honestly, I found it so comforting to do so! The design paper is from Pion Design. The “angel wings” are from Kaisercraft. I painted them with Tim Holtz paint dabber in Pearl and then added Deco Art Glamour Dust. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the Tulle Pleat Trim, that I tied into a bow is from Live and Love Crafts. The antique lace and blue velvet ribbon are from The Ribbon Girl.
The sentiment is from Just Rite Clear Stamp Set- In Sympathy. At first, I began looking through my stamp binders for a sentiment about children and then stumbled on this set. Once I read it, I knew it was perfect for what was in my heart…I stamped it with a new Ranger Archival Inkpad in Plum– these inkpad colors are breathtaking.
Have a good day and thank you, once again, for your kind comments.
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