HOPE - that's all we have...

I am completely off social media, this is a rare exception. This link will explain why - I am not seeking your financial donation, just giving you a glimpse into our living nightmare.

https://www.youcaring.com/jimgreenwoodsfamily-771178 (you may need to copy and paste)

Replacing our son's social security card

I'm confident the world stopped - even just briefly - when this occurred. There are no words to explain what we are going through, our children, Jim and I are just trying to cope day-by-day, literally putting one foot in front of the other even when we cannot see the path ahead.

We received a couple gifts in which I needed 'special' thank you cards to send. When I saw the colors at Color Throwdown #433, I knew I wanted to use the new Tim Holtz Oxide distress inks - just two colors for the background (Peeled Paint and Faded Jeans) after embossing the flowers in Hero Arts white embossing powder. Once both backgrounds were done, I used Tombow Markers and Prismacolor Pencils to add shading.

I also knew this sentiment was PERFECT for our walk right now. After the cards were finished, I added the sentiment from Stampabilities using my Misti and more Hero Arts white embossing powder.

Up first are the images using Tombow Markers for accents.

Below are the cards accented with Prismacolor pencils. 

Thanks for stopping by; hope to see you again...maybe in April? We'll just have to see where in life we are because existing is all we can claim at this point. Thank you for sending special thoughts our way (prayers if you are a praying person), we can use them...ALL. Take care.

Stamps: Impression Obessions 3 Roses
PapersSSS prefolded 4-bar note cards, Canson water color
Ink: Versamark, Oxide Inks: Peeled Paint and Faded Jeans
Accessories: Hero Arts white embossing powder, Prismacolor Pencils, Tombow Markers, SSS sequins


  Flower Challenge #6 - Anything Goes


Mama Elephant Organic Blooms

Goodness, I really love flowers - REALLY!

I recently purchased this Mama Elephant set and just had to use it to create a birthday card for a dear friend and co-worker. She loves purple, she also happens to be a KState Alum and their colors are purple and gray, so that was my palette. I colored the image with two Tombow markers, then added some additional shading with a couple Prismacolor pencils. I added a gray wash to the background - I wasn't using true watercolor paper, so I had a bit of pilling and the color didn't distribute as pretty as I would have liked, but hey, it's handmade and it can't be perfect! :D

I did more flinging action with some watered down black enamel accents, a simple birthday sentiment from Gina K and the gorgeous A2 scalloped die from PTI layered onto a purple piece of card stock finish it off. Sure took longer to create than to write this up - HA!

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a great day!


Stamps: Mama Elephant Organic Blooms, Gina K Scripty Sayings
Papers: Bristol Smooth card stock, Plum Pudding
InkHero Arts Intense Black (save 15% by using code: MicheleG15)
Accessories: black enamel accents, Prismacolor pencils, Tombow Markers, PTI A2 vertical die