I made this card for this week's Teapot Tuesday challenge. Pat is our hostess this week and she chose a wonderful theme of "Happy Songs." Since the card I was intending to make is going to someone who is dealing with cancer, I wanted to make it meaningful for that. When I was dealing with cancer, the Gladys Knight song, "I Hope You Dance" really struck a cord with me because it is about those days when you really want to give up because you don't think you have it in, but really, you do. And not only can you do it, but you can dance while doing it! Very powerful stuff. I did not have any clue how to make a card for this song though until I saw a card that Christina Griffiths made. This stamp is actually just the shoes and the ankles. But Christina added more to the legs and drew in a skirt. I loved her card immediately, but freehand drawing? Not this girl. Well, I gave it a go because it is for someone really special. It took a few tries with a pencil before I was ready to use the micron pen, but I eventually got it. Whew! This looked like a hot mess almost until the very end, when miraculously, it all came together, thankfully. The inside sentiment says, "We can't always choose the music life plays for us, but we can choose how we dance to it." I am also entering this card into the Alphabet Challenge for the letter K for keyboard. I wish Heidi all the best as she continues on this difficult journey. Thanks for looking today. ~Karen.
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019 GMT Views: 563
Registered: October 19, 2007 Location: Packer Country, WI Posts: 56708
Sat, May 18, 2019 @ 5:42 PM
Perfection in so many ways....the image you created with your drawing is amazing. The meaning behind the image is perfect for the recipient. Your coloring is fantastic. This is one of those cards a person will remember for a long time. If I could hit the like button twice, I would. TFS
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Sat, May 18, 2019 @ 9:14 PM
Oh my goodness, this is fabulous. I would never know this is not all one stamp. Your copic coloring looks so awesome and I love that glittery keyboard. Love your addition of the pink splatters. What a great card!
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Sun, May 19, 2019 @ 12:10 AM
What a special card for Heidi. It's always extra encouraging to get Doppler from someone who's been through a similar experience. You did a fantastic job extending the stamp - I know how daunting that is, I'd be sketching it in and rubbing it out several times too. That's why we need stamps, right! And I love the little silver strip along the edge of the keyboard.