This is my last sample card as a Sketch Challenge Design Team member; it sure has been a lot of fun! This sketch is from Janette, and this card especially comes from my heart. My son moved out at 18 to his own place and job instead of college. It was a really hard time for me right before he moved out as it was soooooo clear that he didn't want to be with us at that point in time. It has been about a year and a half, and he is now deciding that he wants to go to college in the fall and asked if he could move home until then. Um, let me think about that....YES!!!! So, this is in celebration of my DS back under our roof!
I made a 5x7 card and my oval is oversized, but I wanted to fit the entire blueprint image. I stamped it in Midnight Muse then stamped my clear stamp letters in Onyx, curving them around the top edge of my oval. I sponged chalk ink through dry wall mesh to add some more color and texture. It still needed a little something else so I decided to add some hearts and what is more homey than gingham? I sponged a bit around the edges of those in Real Red. My bg and strip are dry embossed. I used a piercing tool and added my screw brads in the corners. I stuck a big bag of my son's favorite Twizzlers inside and it made a nice tangible way to welcome him home.
Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 GMT Views: 965
Registered: October 21, 2010 Location: in the okanagan in b.c. canada Posts: 11059
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 @ 8:55 PM
Oh my heart is so happy for you. My son is 19 and still at home, but I know that will change. I already almost think of tears as I think of that. What a treasure for you DS to come home to. I bet in his heart he is happy to be back home too, and glad he is going to school, now to relight that fire in my DS...enjoy him back home and ty for sharing your talent with us this winter. Oops forgot... to say this is a super neat welcome home card and love it in the blues...TFS
------------------------------ We as people are raindrops of colorful ink , falling down Crisp and Clear, each a different shade more vibrant then the last, but once we realize at the bottom of an endless abyss we all fall into the same inkpot forming one color, only then can we come together as one My son.
Registered: January 8, 2011 Location: Sydney, Australia Posts: 19908
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 @ 12:07 AM
Such a lovely story, Gail, and you have created the most beautiful welcoming card ever!! My Son No 2 left home at 19, much too soon for his Mum, and I thought we would grow apart. To my great delight, he not only moved back to Sydney, but back home after 5 years in the country (albeit not for long!!) but it was wonderful to enjoy that time with him again and we are as close as can be!!
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Registered: November 7, 2006 Location: Willamette Valley Oregon Posts: 23576
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 @ 12:30 AM
this one tugs on my heartstrings as well, Gail! Love this right with loving meaning...great screw bads, brick bg and the tender bits as well! May it be a time for 'refilling' your dear sons suitcase with all those little things you want to say!!!
Thanks so very much for the story.
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