I feel like I finally hit my creative stride again – YAY! This first card (and opportunity to craft time online with my sister Nina and sister in law Judy in 2017. I chose to make a card for the Case This Sketch January 19th challenge
I felt a deep satisfaction as this card almost built itself, layer upon layer. You know how it is when you’ve not had a chance to do something for a bit – you are fearful you’ll forget! I used:
Ma Cherie designer collection paper
Simon Says Stamp Stitched rectangular Die Cuts
My Favorite Things Stamp sentiment
Super fine marker
Wink of Stella marker – Silver
I let the paper do much of the work and as focal point of the facade. I simply traced some of the blossoms using a super fine ink pen and then added subtle glitter using Wink of Stella.
This has been a long, chilly winter until now, with the lake frozen over. My husband watched some coyotes navigate the icy shore yesterday morning. The temperatures have been sub-zero quite a bit, however, the past few days have been very soggy. Rain, snow, rain snowrainsnow. The ice is melting and unreliable. The rural driveways a soggy slick mess. The skies an unchanging dull steel gray with heavy clouds pressing us into the valley. Thankfully the weather is said to take a somewhat more cheerful change this week. I’ll keep you posted!
Thank you for dropping in today – here’s something to ponder before you go. Even when it seems the darkest, light a candle and know its only temporary…
As a candle’s cheerful light
Scatters all the gloom of night,
Hope will come a-shining through,
Lighting up the way for you,
Glowing through the darkest days,
Sending out its healing rays,
Beaming like a leading light,
Until once more the way is bright.
- Dorothy M. Loughran