And here’s yet another card inspired by this card on the Inspired By… blog. I have to fess up though, I used my Photoshop skills to erase an element that, while it looks OK in person, didn’t photograph well. There are supposed to be spots on the top of the butterfly’s wings. I accented them with White Opal Liquid Pearls, which, in the photo, appear as ugly little blobs.
OK. Now that the truth is on the table, I’ll tell you the rest of the story about this card. LOL. Seriously, I love Kath’s card and was inspired to try something along along the same lines, because it is different from what I usually do. It is no secret that I have been in a bit of a rut lately – my dead end job, never enough time to do all of the things I want to do … etc., and I was feeling like everything I was creating in my corner was just “more of the same.” Such a whiner I can be sometimes.
Anyway, the card was fun. As for construction details, I think you can see ‘em, and what the photo doesn’t reveal, the Materials & Tools list will.
Materials & Tools: Colonial White cardstock; Gypsy, Black, and Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distressing Ink ink pads; Hero Arts Dots & Flowers background stamp; Hero Arts Butterflies and Thinking of You, Papertrey Ink Little Lady, and Close To My Heart Noted Background stamp sets; Flowers and button from my stash; Colonial White mini brads; Round sponge; Sponge daubers; EK Success corner round (for scallops); 3M foam mounting tape.
A Slice of Life: Thank you so much for your comments on my last post. Honestly though, I don’t know how I inspire anyone … ever! You should see my corner! It is a disaster. The rest of my small abode doesn’t look all that great right now either. Time and energy. Oh, how I wish they were commodities one could buy. However, the reason for my mess – the time I spent with the people I love – is priceless, so I shall whine no more. Tonight, anyway. LOL.
Isn’t the news from Chile spectacular? Spontaneous tears sprang to my eyes as the first miner came to the surface last night. It happened again tonight when the last miner emerged from the capsule. If only there was more good news, or, better said, if only we were made aware of the good news that, while not as dramatic as this event, happens somewhere every single day. People working together for a common good that is in no way self-serving. That is why we are here.
A good time was had by all at bowling tonight – on my team anyway. We took all four points for the second week in a row. I am there for fun, however, as are 95 percent of the other bowlers. Most of us cheer for each other, regardless of whether we win or lose. It’s just a game.
My workday was busy and productive. While the job per se may not be what I want, most of the people I work with are awesome, and eventually, I will miss them.
I will end my “Happy Hello” with the wish that you had a good day, too. Until tomorrow night, take care!