Saturday, August 12, 2017

A little bit of happy, a little bit of sad...

I'll start with the happy.  My Aunt Sophie, who is my dad's sister, and my aunt & Godmother, turned 90 years young this past Thursday, August 10th, 2017!  I just had to make her a birthday card for this special occasion!    For the background I sponged several colors of Ranger Distress Ink, then spashed some color with watered down ink that I stamped first on my non stick craft sheet.  I then loosely colored the daisies with watercolor pencils, added a few sequins & beads, and a twine bow to complete the look.

Now for the sad.  My longtime school mate & friend, Danny DelConte, passed away on July 24th, 2017 suddenly & unexpectedly, at the too young age of 61.  Danny was my bestest "guy" friend all through high school, and we had lengthy phone conversations every night talking about anything & everything.  We lost touch over the years, but he will always be in my heart.  For this card I stamped flower & heart images with Versamark, then embossed with white embossing powder.  Then I randomly washed Shimmerz Inklingz watercolors on the background, & spritzed with water until I got a pattern I liked.  I added small droplets of Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents to mimic tear drops, stamped the sentiment, and added a darker mat.