Yesterday I got to work with some free stamps I won from Penny Black. One of the sets I chose is an image called A Moment In Time. I used it on this card along with a sentiment from A Jillian Vance Design called Simply Said: Sympathy.
Now this is a large stamp so I had to make a bigger card then an A2 size to get all of the image on the front panel. I used my Misti and then colored in each part of the image using Tombow markers with the direct to stamp method. Once I thought I had enough color on it I then took a bit of water and a fine brush and blended some of the ink out. When the image was dry I then reapplied ink to the images with the markers and stamped it again to get more details which had washed away with the water.
I also took some green ink from an ink pad and rubbed a bit of that on some acetate and then added some water to it. With the brush I then flicked on some splashes of green color. Next I added the sentiment and placed this panel onto a green card stock layer. The card was finished by adding it to a base card of ivory card stock.
I might be taking a break now and then to work on some cards for a great cause with a drive that will be held in July called Cards for Little Hearts. There is a side logo with the site along the right side of my blog if you want to check into it. Also you can go to this website to get all the details for it too.
I feel that I have been so blessed these past years and that this might be a way of giving back for all I have received. So I hope to devote as much time as I can to make a few. And I hope some of you will join in as well.
I spent a good deal of time this afternoon looking for free digis online for this card drive that would be appropriate for youngsters and also looking at some stamp sets that I thought might be great too. So I was shopping but only bought two small sets. I think along with some of my supplies already on hand I can come up with a few great designs for the card drive by July. Once the garden starts to produce I will find less time for my hobby so I better try to get in some work for the card drive in the meantime.
Well, it is time to concentrate on the evening meal. I thank all of you for visiting and for all the wonderful comments you always leave me. Each of them are so uplifting to me. Have a great rest of the week.