Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Playdate Cafe/For Dad

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


  1. I have been using a lot of watercolor paper too! Thank you for the beautiful inspiration. Pretty, pretty card. Thanks for sharing all that creative goodness at The Play Date Cafe. :)

  2. What a beautiful creation - I am sure your Dad will love it. The design is perfect, I love the hummingbird and how you used this week's challenge colors. So glad you could join us for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge!

  3. Very pretty card. I liked your inspiration of the hummingbird wall sticker to create such a nice design! I wanted to take a second to thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment about my altered journal featured during the Stamptember Blog Hop at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Your comments are much appreciated!
    <3 Candy

  4. Oh wow, this is so pretty! Your word collage is really cool too. Love the combination!

  5. Absolutely beautiful! Love how you created the humming bird and the sentiment is so clever!

  6. This card is simply stunning. And what's better is all the thought you put into it for your dad. :) Thanks for playing along in our 'Put a STAMP On It!' challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog! xx And best wishes to your dad for a speedy recovery. :)

  7. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your humming bird! Gorgeous card :)