It has been an interesting few days for the Walpole family, to say the least! It isn't much fun when your billylids fall ill, even when one of them is 20!
Here is a Z fold card which stands alone as you can see in the first photo. The stamps are an unknown factor (they belonged to Grace!), apart from the sentiment, which is a Hero Arts clear stamp.
I have used a torn edge to make my waves and added Kindyglitz for the surf at the crest of the waves. The main image is layered on to black, which is then mounted with DSFT, so there is room for the card to slot under the circle tab....enabling the card to "stand".
This card is destined for a children's hospital in Canberra and was part of a challenge. The challenge was to make a child's card, and incorporate the wording "Happy Birthday" on the front.
I am going to have to post two cards tomorrow as today has evaporated into the mist!
I have been helping move equipment to and fro for the men planting, then off to the doctor's , which turned out to be quite the trip! After that to town to dump my phone for repairs, recoup some money from all the medical stuff happening lately, hand in signed papers for the accountant and finally, grab stuff for tea as I had the billylids coming .. After that, back home to move more heavy machinery. (Anyone familiar with heavy machinery, knows this isn't a five minute job!)
Once home and ready to cook, I retrieve a text to say my youngster is at the hospital. Arrggghhh! Well, he is home at the moment...sent home as there was no doctor in attendance.
Needless to say, photographing and posting my card is down my list until tomorrow! I am in worry mode.
I had such a hard time trying to capture the colours of this card with the camera and also with the scanner. The teals are not looking tealish...to me!
Anyway, this was a lesson of Kevin's over at the Stampscape site. I had brayered the background ages ago and half stamped it at the time. When in Canberra, I decided to finish it off. That of course meant, a lot of working with the stylus tool, Marvy Matchable inks and the white gel pen as well as spraying it with a gloss sealant. Today, I mounted it to card, finally.
I lurrrveee photoscapes! Once you play with them for a while you begin to "see" which photos will work better than others. This sunset was a photo downloaded from the net and printed at a photoshop.
If you are going to try this, remember to look only for high resolution photos. You are wasting your time with anything else, as they are too pixelated when developed.
The gorgeous image was stamped a couple of times with StazOn black ink and is from Stamp It. I distressed all the edges of the layered card, but left it at that....on purpose. I did not want to burden the card with anything else. Rather, let the image say it all.
Soft and pretty mode! I stamped this old favourite from Stamp It with Versamark and added colour using Pearl Ex. It looks so beautiful IRL, because of the wonderful shimmer Pearl Ex has. Unfortunately, the camera does have a bit of difficulty picking such things up.
The sentiment is by Hero Arts. Isn't it funny when you have a clean out as to what you find? I found the centre piece half mounted and ready to go....Finally, the poor piece has a home!