Thursday, June 12, 2014

Our Anchor...Dad!

Father's Day is just a few days away and I decided to put together a simple card for my Dad.  As a lot of you are aware my Dad is suffering from Dementia and each day brings new challenges to his daily living.  Things that we all take for granted are very difficult for him to perform.  Most of all his memory is slipping away day by day.

Dad was in the Navy during his earlier years and I try each year to make his cards along the nautical themes.  This year is no different.
Even with Dad's state of mind his is still the anchor that holds our family together.
The use of the ink splatters from French Foliage appear as what could be bubbles under water.

Challenges that I have entered this card in:

I know that Dad will love this card just as much as I loved making it.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you like what I have put together.


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Monday, June 2, 2014

HOC Blog Hop "Mothers Garden"

Hi, all!  It's time for an end of term blog hop over at House of Cards and we have a super fun challenge AND tons of great prize opportunities for those of you who join in the fun!!!:) You should have arrived here from Corneilia's Blog.  If you haven't please start all the way back at the House of Cards hop post and follow the list found in the blog of the hop post!
Photo Inspiration
I decided to play again with some watercolours, but was unable to print the digital image onto the watercolour paper so the image is printed onto regular card stock.  My image is taken from Stitchy Bear Stamps called Mothers Garden with Floral.  I also managed to make two different cards using the same digital image and highlighted the flowers in different ways.
Card number one is simply a single layer card using watercolours on the image.
 Card number two is the same image, however I printed the image twice and fussy cut our the leaves and the flowers after I had painted them.
 The overlay was placed onto the base of the same image but not before I had painted the vines and given the background a punch of colour to accent the flowers a little more.
The centres of the daisies are filled with seed beads.

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