It is so good to be back making cards after a little more than a week in the hospital! This is my first card in over ten days....LOL how did I survive?!!!
This is a scenic card for Marian's teaparty. Marian has broken bones in each of her legs.This is the second time she's been in rehab for broken legs; the first was one day shy of two years ago that she broke both femurs in a fall. This time it is her lower right leg and left ankle. She's been in a wheelchair since the first breaks and will continue to be. She's got a great outlook on life and has a positive attitude. She'll be going to assisted living after the nursing home (hopefully by beginning of June). Her daughter is Mary, (marysmessages).
The leaf stamp was first stamped in a few Colorbox chalks. Then I went over with some Copic markers and blended, really softening the look. The ladybug is a button that hubby (luv that wonderful man!!!) cut the backing off for me.
This will also be for the WT challenge of GREEN :) The Copic markers used on the leaf were YG03, YG63 and YG67.
Thanks so much for taking a peek. It is so good to be home! Thankful for so many blessings!
Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 GMT Views: 782
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 71738
Wed, Feb 06, 2013 @ 11:48 PM
Kathleen, I'm sorry I must have missed out on seeing you had a hospital trip. I'd have sent you a card if I'd known. What a lovely creation to be back with. That barn is certainly all-American but we've seen big fields of sunflowers in France and they're a wonderful sight to see. The big ladybird and leaf is a great accent to go with it and so perfect for the tea-party.
Registered: August 18, 2008 Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK Posts: 32026
Thu, Feb 07, 2013 @ 12:24 AM
Kathleen, I'm so glad you're home from your stay in hospital and I hope and pray all is well with you and you're feeling okay. This is simply gorgeous in it's bright, beautiful and cheery outlook, that leaf and ladybug adds so much pretty dimension!
Registered: January 8, 2011 Location: Sydney, Australia Posts: 19141
Thu, Feb 07, 2013 @ 3:16 AM
First of all, glad to hear you are back home, Kathleen, and back to crafting!! This is a gorgeous card for these 2 challenges - I really love your delightful, country scene, so beautifully coloured!! The addition of your leaf in the corner, with the cute ladybug, is just the masterstroke!!!
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Registered: December 4, 2009 Location: Beautuful Sonoma County, Ca. Posts: 18510
Thu, Feb 07, 2013 @ 5:28 AM
Kathleen, it's so good to have you out of the hospital! I saw when you commented in the favorites thread. Wow a week in there, yuck! So good to have you back at home where you belong!
You have made a gorgeous scene with this sunflower field and barn! I love how you have the leaf and ladybug in the front!
There's a card on it's way to you, it should get there on Saturday. Take care of yourself!
Registered: June 23, 2008 Location: da U.P. - Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula Posts: 14941
Thu, Feb 07, 2013 @ 5:41 AM
Kathleen, I'm glad you're back home, and hope all is well with you. I'm also glad to see you haven't lost any of your cardmaking talent... this is fabulous! Love that farmland scene! Driving by a field of sunflowers is something that is guaranteed to bring a feeling of elation and a smile to my face, and your card has the exact same effect. Thank you for that! Marian will love this one too.
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Registered: April 14, 2009 Location: in my own little PINK sparkly world Posts: 12112
Thu, Feb 07, 2013 @ 6:28 AM
first off...I'm so glad you are doing better and hope you continue to be well...
this card is FAB....and I now have to go shopping, I can't believe I've never seen this scene before...and I looooooove sunflowers so you know I HAVE to have it....teehee....the way you framed this with your darling bug and leaf embelli is so wonderful..and sure to make her smile....so glad you were able to come to the party this week
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 25164
Thu, Feb 07, 2013 @ 6:49 AM
Absolutely FABULOUS!!! The greens on this are so lovely..so summery....your coloring is exquisite and I love the little leaf closeup with the ladybug ( you probably don't know but marienkafer is the German word for ladybug ..so this card's going to the perfect recipient..Marian!)..So glad you are back buddy!! Take it easy!
Registered: March 11, 2008 Location: Sacramento, California Posts: 39810
Thu, Feb 07, 2013 @ 7:00 AM
Hospital???? What the heck? GLad you are home AND able to make a card. Hope what ever made you go to the hospital is behind you or at least much better now. Love your sunflower field card. That lady bug is super darling. Fab-O card! TFS :0)
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Registered: July 12, 2005 Location: Hugging a golden and stamping' in PA Posts: 15075
Thu, Feb 07, 2013 @ 7:12 AM
Kathleen...I'm so glad you are home from the hospital and are on the mend! We've missed your creative works of art...like this one! Such a happy, sunny scene! Gorgeous coloring, and I love the addition of the leaf and ladybug in the corner!