Hi everyone! I'm over at the Magenta blog today and you can visit the Magenta blog here.
Sorry it's been so long. It seems like it's been so busy around here! We are doing Spring cleaning and painting the Back Porch, and all sorts of things like that, you know? It seems like after re-doing my craft room and work space, we all just got the fever to clean things out. It almost seems like we are emerging from our cocoons. We are so hoping that soon things will seem a lot more normal around here.
I have a dear friend who died last August, and his husband's first birthday since his death is coming up this month. I thought a nice Thinking of you card would be more appropriate than commanding him to have a Happy Birthday, so this is the result.
I stamped the Magenta Mallow Flowers stamp onto a panel of Strathmore Tone Blue cardstock in white pigment ink, and started coloring using my favorite colors of Prismacolor pencils. This takes some time to do, but I enjoy it and find it relaxing, which I can really use these days!
After coloring, I smudged a bit of the blue around the flower for some texture. I stamped the lovely Sally Penley calligraphy stamp Thinking of you at the bottom using Versafine Clair Paradise ink, and added a few gems.
I tried out a Caran d'Ache blender pencil this time and I think I like it. I need to use it more to be sure.
I thought about my friend who died the whole time I was making this card and I poured some of my love and grief into it. I do hope his husband will like it.
Magenta Products used:
Other Products used:
Hero Arts Unicorn White ink
Caran d'Ache blender pencil
Prismacolor Pencils: PC938 White,
PC992 Light Aqua, PC905 Aquamarine,
PC105 Cobalt Turquoise, PC901 Indigo Blue,
PC1004 Yellow Chartreuse, PC1005 Limepeel,
PC912 Apple Green, PC911 Olive Green
Strathmore Toned Blue Mixed Media Cardstock
Versafine Clair Paradise ink
So Silk Glamour Green cardstock