Sunday, August 26, 2012

Life


Hope you're having a lovely weekend.  We're celebrating because hubby's 7 yr check-up showed no cancer!  He had to have an extra test this year, so it was nerve-wracking waiting for the results.  Our plan yesterday was to spend the day at the lake, but 1/2 way there we discovered lots of smoke in the air from a wild fire.  So instead, we played tourist in our own state (like Robin has been doing).  We just kept driving & made a loop to home by way of the Lava Beds over McKenzie Pass.  Thought you might enjoy seeing some pics, even though the mountains usually seen clearly are somewhat obscured by the smoke.






On to my card for this week's ODBD Shining The Light Challenge.  I didn't keep the proportions, but I think there's some leeway with sketch challenges--hopefully!  My card uses the butterfly from Don't Worry, the sentiment from Quote Collection 1 & Vintage Border Background.  I actually started with the negative die cut laying on my table--knowing I wanted to use it to frame the quote.  First I stamped the background in white & embossed it with a Satin embossing powder.  Then I sponged with Distress Inks pumice stone & frayed burlap.  The double-sided printed paper is K&Co Watercolor Bouquet that I bought in a clearance sale.  The quote is stamped with Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate.  The butterfly is colored with markers & covered with Stickles.  I attached the butterfly with glue dots only near the body to allow the wings to be lifted for dimension.  The frame is popped up on the sentiment & the whole piece is popped up on the card front.  So glad you came by--your comments are always appreciated.

12 comments:

  1. Love your card and the pics. So happy about your hubby's news!

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  2. Beautiful card, Greta - love that shimmery butterfly! And YIPPEE for the results of your hubby's tests - whew! What a relief that must be! :)

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  3. Love the tourist in your own state pics, Greta! So happy for your DH's good results!! Lovely card too!

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  4. Hello Greta
    You have stretched the bar with the sketch my girl, but hey, sometimes we artists push the boundaries, and although rules are in place for reasons known only to the originator there will always be someone who breaks them!
    I fall into this category regularly. I hope they accept your interpretation Greta as it is a delightful card, I am really liking the Patterned paper Bg, it has a Vintage feel to me.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  5. love your interpretation of the sketch, greta!! the butterfly is so pretty and i love how you used the ribbon to create your fishtail! glad to hear your hubby's results were good!! :)

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  6. Thanks for sharing your photos. Sounds like a great day's outing. Your card is delightful to. A great take on the sketch. I always think they are there to get you started.

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  7. Beautiful card and love your shimmery butterfly! I love seeing the pic from your state, Greta! Glad to hear your DH's results were good!

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  8. Thank you for taking me on a virtual vacation Greta. Loved your pictures!

    A stunning card with a beautiful mix of gorgeous patterns!

    Happy wishes to Steve and his healthy check-up!

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  9. So glad to hear the good news about your husband. that must be such a relief. My son is five years out from his Hodgkins, every day we get behind us is a blessing. Beautiful card also!!

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  10. Thank God for the good news!! Glad your husband is in good health!! Lovely pictures too!!

    Your card is stunning!! Love the shimmery embossing, the use of the butterflies and your take on the sketch!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week, Greta!!
    blessings,
    Chris

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  11. Yay, so happy to hear your hubby's good news! Thanks for sharing your stay-cation pics. We need to do that since there are so many things we have never seen in SA. Beatiful card today; love the framed quote and that shimmery butterfly.

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  12. Greta-so happy to hear about your hubby's good news!!! What a huge relief for you both!! Love the pics you shared-isn't vacationing in your own backyard a blast?! I do have to say I'm definitely putting your part of the country on my "bucket list" of must see places - the landscape is just breathtaking!! Now about your card- this is another great design for pp having a larger print! Love how you framed the sentiment and how the butterfly is resting on the edge! P.S. Great pic of you and hubby-is that neon I spy on your shirt?? You are right on trend girlfriend! :) :)

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