I have to laugh every time I think about reading Kirsty Vittetoe's blog post this morning about her three hour card. This card took over three DAYS! I knew what I wanted to do, but I just couldn't get it to pull together--until this morning. Huff! Now here I am down to the wire on submission time, but. . . it's done.
The photo is my beloved grandmother on the occasion of her tenth grade graduation. She's been gone seventeen years now and I still miss her. Living out in the country and being an only child, she was my playmate when I was a kid. Endless hours sitting on her front porch playing Scrabble, Rook, dominoes, and Monopoly. Letting me lick the beaters after she made a pound cake. If you've ever heard the expression "cathead" biscuit--by golly she could make 'em and they'd melt in your mouth. She wrote down the recipe for me, but I've never been able to get them to turn out like hers. Sigh.
For the card I printed off her photo and placed it in a chipboard frame that my sweet friend Silvia made for me because I am probably the last living human being on this earth who does not own a Bigshot. hee hee I covered the frame in silver embossing powder twice and stamped into it with a rubber stamp. I then used some Pitch Black Alcohol Ink over the EP to antique it. The pink and white flowers and leaves are from one of the awesome Digi stamp files I purchased recently from Fred She Said. The yellow roses are just spiral rolled paper strips.
Although this is in card form, I just night cut the other half off and use this in a heritage mini album. Haven't decided yet, but that's why I didn't add a sentiment. If I do the mini, I'll probably put her name or initials in the top corner.
Here are the challenges I'm entering this card in. Thought I try a couple more new ones out.
City Crafter Challenge Blog--"Isn't She Lovely"
Crafts and Me Challenges--petals and pearls
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges--flower power
Paper: Recollections cardstock, white cardstock, American Crafts Dear Lizzy
Stamp: Stampabilities Ornate Textured Background, Fred She Said Paper Roses and Leaves Digital Stamp File
Inks+: Tattered Rose and Peeled Paint Distress Ink, Adirondack Butterscotch ink, Pearl Perfect Pearls, Brilliance Starlite Silver Dew Drop ink, Ranger Silver Superfine Detail Embossing Powder, Ranger Pitch Black Alcohol Ink
Tools: sewing machine
Miscellaneous: clear glass microbeads, seam binding, acrylic rhinestones, silver heart charm, Recollections adhesive pearls, silver sewing thread
I'm happy with how it turned out and I hope you like it too.
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