Hi! This card was made for todayís Ways To Use it Challenge: All that Glitters.
Our house is quiet this morning, and I decided to stamp to relieve the BLAZING headache. Iíve had this headache since I was awoken yesterday morning to the news that my mother had died. I swear, stamping is the perfect stress relief. I didnít have to think about anything but the card. Last night I shared some insight with my Stampiní Bís buds about how the rituals relating to stamping, (the choosing of paper, embellishments, stamps and ink), the calming effect of coloring, and the satisfaction of creating helps to relieve the pressures of life. My mother used to say that drawing and painting helped her escape. You know what? This morning, was the first time in over 3 Ĺ years that I didnít wake up and immediately worry about my mother. Donít get me wrong, I thought about her, and the fact that she was finally at peace. Darn it! the headacheís back! (Yes, Iím smiling and sighing at the same time!)
The image was stamped Palette Hybrid Ink Jardin Moss. I off-stamped the image twice and then added in Flower Soft and Glitter. The background was airbrushed in with a Copic. (I colored in the charm with the same marker.)
Finished card size: 4 ľĒ x 5 ĹĒ
Total time to complete: 19 minutes.
Registered: November 3, 2004 Location: New Mexico Posts: 3096
Thu, Dec 16, 2010 @ 7:02 AM
Beautiful Card Faith.
So sorry for the loss of your mother; Prayer's going out to you and your family.
------------------------------ With Jesus and a Dachshund you can Lick anything! Proud Mother of 2 and even more proud Grandma to 6 ages 7 years to 20 years. When I had a Heart Attack in 2007(and died) it IS by the GRACE of GOD that I am here. Life is short.......Never take life for granted!!
Registered: January 6, 2004 Location: Connecticut Posts: 15338
Thu, Dec 16, 2010 @ 7:20 AM
Faith, We're glad that you can find some peace, even if only for a short time and then share your fabulous creations with us. I am so sorry about your Mom's passing. I know there are blessing in this release, but it is still a staggering thing to loss your mother. Blessings to you and your Dad and your family.
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Registered: August 29, 2007 Location: Cambridge, Ontario Canada Posts: 21020
Thu, Dec 16, 2010 @ 7:29 AM
Beautiful card Faith, I really love these lovely trees that you create.
Thoughts of you at this time and know that your Mom is at peace after her hard fight with Cancer. Love and prayers to you and your family.
Registered: March 9, 2009 Location: Greenfield, IN Posts: 9
Thu, Dec 16, 2010 @ 7:29 AM
Beautiful card Faith! Such perfect colors. So sorry to hear about your mother. Creating is a great stress reliever and I'm sure you will use it more to cope. Always know that all of us will be keeping you in our prayers. May He give you and your family comfort and strength during this trying time. Bless you and your family
Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: dunlap tenn Posts: 42277
Thu, Dec 16, 2010 @ 7:30 AM
I know what you mean about stamping. When I come home from work stressed out, my stamping helps me. I can be in my own little world. No stress there-- just joy in what I am creating.
Your card is beautiful. I love the colors.
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