Sunday, July 21, 2013

Healing Hugs

Happy Sunday friends – today’s card tag drew equal inspo from two challenges, CAS(E) Study #150 and CASology – Cool.



I don’t have any digital images, but when I saw Joceyln’s card I immediately thought of the shape of Colorbox cat’s eye queue pads.  I stamped them in a circle, impatiently drying in between layers (I don’t work frequently with pigment inks so this was a fun challenge for me).  This set of queues wasn’t even open!  I added a bit of Distress Ink around the sides – Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feather, Salty Ocean – just to give a bit of interest but still keeping things simple. 

I added the sequins and then stamped my sentiment.  A friend of mine’s father got into a terrible accident at work and will need to undergo months of rehabilitation.  I won’t go into detail for privacy, but if you are the praying sort I would appreciate one sent on behalf of them.

After the sentiment I was feeling like it was incomplete but not wanting to ruin it – you know that awful stage – you’ve been there.  I loosely added the outlines of the cat’s eyes, and it made it look perfect, and really helps balance that heavy sentiment.

I thought the use of color was perfect for the CASology challenge – nice cool blue/aqua/periwinkle tones, although the reason for the card is decidedly ‘uncool’.  I hope my friend’s dad get's better soon.  Thanks for joining me today!

Oh and a quick close up of the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (in Pearl) I quickly spritzed on top: