This is a thank you card for a special lady. My beautiful, gentle and charming friend, Norma, has accumulated 92 years of wisdom but has not been feeling very well recently and that is making her a bit sad. I'm hoping this card will help to lift her spirits a little.
|I think I should also dedicate this card to the wonderful Stampin' Up! artist who created this beautiful stamp!|
Norma and I met several years ago in hospital - we shared a room - and I am so very grateful that we did!
As the pain killers started to wear off and I was waiting for the next dose to work, Norma would tell me a story. They were always interesting, inpsirational and involved personal or family experiences. And they always lasted just long enough to distract me until the pain relief took hold.
It took me a while to realise what she had been doing for me despite her own challenges. That's an example of the wonderful person she is and why I am so grateful to call her my friend.
I'm including this card in the Crazy Crafters Team Highlight this week - which is a bit of a special one! We are being joined by AMAZING card-makers from around the globe - so do click on this link to go and have a look at all the wonderful projects with a theme of "Thank You".
You can also vote for your favourite projects ... including mine, if you like it!
|There is a little touch of Gold Wink of Stella in the centre of this little flower from Everything Eleanor|
'Til next time
I have now made some video tutorials:
This is a fairly detailed tutorial for monochrome watercolouring
This is a short companion video covering the use of two ink colours
Some extra details:
I was careful to ensure that the ink was dry before working on adjacent areas.
I just kept building up the tones in the flower in this way.
The very last step was to add the shadow under the flower (so that it wasn't floating in mid air!) and stamp the greeting.
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