I am typing this from my laptop computer, since my big PC crashed/died during the early a.m. hours on Saturday morning. The power wouldn’t even turn on. We tested all the connections and tried different cords, but to no avail. I am PRAYING and hoping that all the data from my old PC can still be retrieved and accessed, because even one month of records is a big deal to me in our homeschooling efforts! Until I know what’s up with the computer and whether or not we’ll need a new one, I am stuck on my laptop computer, which is terribly inefficient for me. But, oh well!
Anyway. Back to creativity…
I was thrilled to see my card set from my last post spotlighted on the last day of Clean and Simple Card Class. Such an honor for me! I had a really good time with the class, as much as I was able to keep up with it. And I’m happy that they give us continued access to the class website and files, so that I can return and complete my studies for the days I missed. I meant to work on more projects over the weekend, but Hubby came down ill, and I had church meetings to attend both days, and I ended up needing to do a lot of research for next year’s curriculum, which always takes longer than I think it will, especially on a laptop computer. As it turns out, I didn’t get a single bit of card making done.
And the last time I backed up my hard drive was at the end of November just before the rush of Christmas and the New Year… which means I don’t have access to any photos of my most recent cards right now. So this post is one I started last week and had saved in Blogger. I’ll just get to it and quit babbling!!
I wanted to create a card for each of the Barbles photos in the challenge collage, but when I saw that bird on a wire photo, I drew a complete blank! I had absolutely NO IDEA what to create for it.
As I thought more about it, though, the Mehndi medallion came to mind, as a way to mimic the cloudy sky. And I remembered my recent purchase of Verve’s Making A Statement stamp set, which has the two little birds in it. So I pulled out those stamps and created this card:
Though the inspiration photo is pretty much monotone in black/white/grey, I had to add some color. So I made a mat layer from Ocean Tides cardstock. It’s fairly simple and not very bright and such, because I was intending for it to be an encouragement/sympathy/I Love You card, of sorts. Not that encouragement/sympathy cards have to be boring and blah, necessarily – this is just how I saw the photo. So I kept it on the minimum. The little birdie is paper pieced from Ocean Tides cardstock, as well. And I masked the top of the stamp to have just the “I love you” portion of it stamped.
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Not my favorite creation, but I hope it’s not TOO drab or boring.
Thanks for stopping by today. 😉
Stamps: Making A Statement (Verve); Mat Stack 1, Mega Mehndi Medallion (Papertrey Ink)
Paper/Cardstock: Rustic White, Ocean Tides (PTI)
Inks: Black, Sky Grey (Colorbox)
Embellishments: Rhinestones (Kaisercraft)