Today I decided to make a something for my Dad, who has just had surgery on his back this morning.
He is 86 years old, so the operation was full of risks, but it was the last resort. He also has Macular Degeneration and can't see very well, so I decided to make the card big, more like a painting, because he used to paint and really appreciates anything I do. I used the colours from this week's Playdate Cafe challenge. They are so pretty.
I had a wall sticker of a hummingbird, so I traced it on to some
designer newsprint paper and then coloured it with distress ink and
h2os, then used some gold ink and perfect pearls for a bit of extra shimmer.
The background was painted on watercolour paper, using various green and blue
distress inks and a silver grey liquid pearls. Then I added some interest to the
background by stamping a Stampin up Fine Lace design and Judikins Papyrus
in faded jeans ink. I also stamped HA Japanese script in gold.
The FLowers are Hero Arts from Frames and Sprigs stamped in olive green and pink.
The sentiment is using various stickers from my stash.
In the bottom right corner I have stamped my name with a stamp from China.
I stitched around the frame for a bit more texture.
I'm also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp -
'Put a Stamp on it' challenge