Friday, August 20, 2010
Expressions Of The Heart
So many of the creations I see on the blogs I try to follow, are works of art in every way. The layouts, sentiments, and colors fit together perfectly. Not so for me. A simple "Hello" (the recipient is so glad to finally hear from me she'll ignore the boring card) "Happy Birthday" (ditto) or "Get Well" (too sick to be critical) have been my standard fare, with a few Christmas cards thrown in when I remembered in time to actually get them made and sent. So, for the next step in my quest to get out of the box, I chose a card that I've always stayed away from: a sympathy card. Cuttlebug actually has a sympathy card challenge, so I embossed the background. The Shabby Tea Room has a Delicate Cottage Rose challenge, which led to the Speedy the Cat challenge (anything, flowers). OK, forget Speedy the Cat. I tried 6 times and couldn't get entered. For the layout, I used the Oh! Alice sketch. Finally, since everything I used was something I already had on hand (including the coffee filters for the rose) I decided to enter this card in the Opus Gluei challenge to make something only from your stash. I sincerely hope that the person who receives this card will know how much he/she is cared for.