Hello dear friends! Thank you for those who have been asking. I have been doing pretty good! Two of my best girlfriends each came to visit for a bout a week, one in May and the other in June and that sure did lift my spirits!
I have not been making many cards....and when I made this one I got completely confused! I ended up combining this week's teaparty with last week's teaparty! Sheesh! LOL But I wrote on the inside for it to go to Susan. Maybe I can make another card for this week.
The song Downeaster Alexa is about the fishermen in Oyster Bay, Long Island. Downeaster is the style of lobster fishing boat and in the song, is named for his real daughter, Alexa. If you listen to the song, it sounds like sea gulls in the background! Anyway, I added some words of encouragement and will get this in the mail tomorrow.
The technique for the background is adding the ink pads to the acrylic block then misting with water (or in my case alcohol) and pressing the paper onto the ink. I just can't think of the name of the technique! LOL I am sure many of you know right off the top of your pretty heads! Hope you are doing well and thank you for checking out my card!
Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 GMT Views: 897
Splitcoast Challenge Hostess Teapot Tuesday TEAm Vintage Lover
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 29992
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 @ 6:08 PM
This is a gorgeous card..your water/sky bg turned out beautifully! I love the collection of shells done in those pretty pastel colors in the corner. I'm so glad to see you in the gallery my friend...I really miss you!!! Hugs xo
Registered: September 11, 2009 Location: Vancouver BC Posts: 7318
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 @ 6:36 PM
It's so good to see you here Kathleen and in good spirits as well. This is a beautiful card and the background makes me think of ocean spray. Glad you had some cheery company as well. there's nothing like good friends.
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Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 8177
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 @ 6:52 PM
I am so happy to see your card in the gallery...I have been hoping that you would be feeling well enough to get a little "inky". And what a grand reentrance with such a pretty card. Your coloring on the shells is fantastic and the seagul looks great. Beautiful card.
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Registered: June 19, 2010 Location: Daniel Island, S.C. Posts: 5707
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 @ 10:19 PM
Kathleen what a joy to see your card in the gallery this evening. You see, I knew there was a reason I stayed up way past my bedtime. I'm so glad I could give you some card love on this lovely beach themed card. You did a wonderful job with it, and I'll bet it felt good to create again. Get strong my friend, and know you're loved by all. XO
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 86161
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 @ 12:25 AM
Kathleen, how wonderful to see you in the gallery this week!!And with such a lovely card; I love your acrylic block background and sea/beach themed cards are always one of my favourites. I must listen to that song, it's not one I know.
Hugs to you, I think of you so often!