Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Get Well Soon

My SIL has just had her appendix removed in an emergency op. I made this card for her using Basic Grey's lush Blush papers. I used my Robo (yay!) to cut most of the flowers, some from one of the flower shapes on their template and some are actually the sunshine template. I really wanted to use the Girls are Weird font for the letters but found they are a bit narrrow to cut out well so I used this handwriting font instead which looks a bit clumsy I think - but I didn't have time to look for a better one. I used loads of chalk ink pads to give a bit of a shabby chic look which seems to match the smudginess of the striped paper.

I've decided that it's about time to have a go with the alcohol inks I bought at LB Crafts when we went for the Tim Holtz demo - which must be over a year ago. I had a play yesterday afternoon, but couldn't find the notes Sue did so had to wing it - not had a look yet to see exactly how much of a mess I managed to make, or if anything I did will be of any use - I'll let you know.....maybe.
I've just remembered that there was a class on Alcohol Inks on the SA Kit forum a couple of months ago, so I'm off to have a look and see what I should have done!

Don't forget, the DCM team are on tenterhooks and waiting all agog to see your "Through the Window" cards for this week's dare - and there's a new Little Extra midweek challenge all ready and waiting for launching a bit later on, so keep checking here.

9 comments:

Scrapbook WithVanilla said...

I really like this card! The colors are a perfect match to the theme! The flowers really pop out :) Take care, Michelle

Rhi said...

Beautiful card Kathy, get well soon to your SIL. Im so pleased you finally opened those alcohol inks!!! Theres lots of techniques about but basically its just blobing it around, teehee!

Janine said...

i am such a fan of blush papers now, where as when I first saw them in the shop I was like yeah they are okay!! I so love them and that card os a stunner.....

Urrrgh as for the inks, wear gloves lol they stain lol

Gillian Hamilton said...

Oh Gosh, hope your SIL recovers quickly.. I'm sure this gorgeous card will help... Kathy this is just amazing.. I'll watch and see how you go with the Alcohol inks, then maybe I'll have a go.. LOL!!!
I've never tried it either..

Paula said...

Very pretty & cheery. Will have her smiling for sure. I love chalked edges. I also adore inked edges. Did a sring layout last week inkig the pages. I have not tried Alcohol inks yet. I daren't buy any in case I don't get the hang of them & its money wasted. Still, my new me decided to try different ways this year so who knows...
I dared to share my crazy confessions with cyber world, surely I can't be afraid of some incy wincy ink bottles!!!!
I've even got the mid week dare done, but my father rang & it was far too dark to get a photo so it will be lunchtime today now (it is 6am now!!)

Saffa said...

OOh Lovely card Kathy hope your SIL is feeling better!

And no I am not jealous of the robo..well maybe a teeny bit!

xxSaffa

iralamija said...

Hope everything is ok with your SIL, I really love this card!! GORGEOUS!

Bety.

mamaluke said...

Love the colours and extravagance of flowers...fab!

Anntaurus said...

Lovely card Kathy - I'm sure your sister will love it. I hope she feels better soon.