Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Thinking of you!

When I received my compressor for my Copic airbrush system a few weeks ago, I pulled out a blank piece of white paper and a couple of my favorite color Copic markers and started playing around with airbrushing. When I did this background, I decided to pull this new stamp that I hadn't used yet out of my 'new toys that need to be played with' basket and stamped it in black on top of the airbrushed background. It's not perfect by any stretch, but I still liked it.

Fast forward a week or two, and I received this patterned paper from Scrap Chic Boutique that I needed to make a card with, and the two just seemed to go together to me. I hate to waste scraps, so this was a great way to make use of my practice airbrush piece!

Recently I've seen a couple of people post on their blogs about adhering Dew Drops to ribbon, which I have to admit had not ever occurred to me, so I decided to try it on this card. The ric rac was perfect , and it matched the background paper, so I perched a few Dew Drops in the peaks and there you have it!

The sentiment was stamped on some Stampin' UP! Whisper White card stock and the little flowers over the i's were colored in with my blue Spica pen. I also went over the letters of the sentiment and the larger areas of the scroll image with a clear Spica pen to add a bit of shine to them. And the sentiment is strategically placed to cover up a really dark spot in my airbrushing! As I have said many times, most of my cards are an exercise in fixing a mistake!

Hope you're having a good week. I received some really sad news today about one of my clients in Pennsylvania. He had a heart attack while raking leaves yesterday and passed away at the age of 56. He was a really nice man and he will be greatly missed. So, my heart is a bit heavy tonight, thinking about his family and co-workers, and remembering the night a little over 13 years ago when my family went through the same thing and my father passed away after having a heart attack. At least my father lived to be 76, but even that seems young to me, the older I get!

Take care and hug your loved ones. Thanks for looking and making it this far - sorry for the novel!

Card details:
Patterned paper: Melissa Frances - Fiona
Card stock: Stampin' UP! Old Olive
Stamps: Inkadinkado
Ribbon: Making Memories
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black
Other: Copic Spica, Copic Markers, Copic airbrush, Dew Drops


Janine said...

Nicely done Robin!!

Loopster said...

I have loved several of your cards lately but have been too busy (or too lazy) to leave a comment! Hahaha! But this one, I couldn't ignore!!! Love it lots! And sorry about your client in PA! That's awful. Hate those stories!