Thanks for popping in.
Back to work today, and plenty of work there was too! That’s what happens when you go away for a week straight after a TV show! It’s all sitting there when you get back! But that’s ok. A fresh pair of eyes is always a good thing.
Not such a good day for Clare at work, Jim’s mammy. She who makes our stencils. She tripped up the stairs on the way in and broke her arm. And that was before she even got her coat off, poor thing. Jim whisked her off to the hospital, and 8 hours later, she’s back home with a bad break and in a lot of pain. Damn! She’d stopped to have a chat to Jayne on the way, and irony of ironies, said as she moved on up, “You never know what’s round the corner.” Five seconds later she was in a little pile on the floor. Dearie me. It all happened before I even got there.
So why have I felt the need to make a card with Gratitude on the front?!?
Well, because I AM grateful. Not grateful it happened – goodness ! – but grateful Jayne was there and knew what to do, grateful Jim turned up minutes later to help her. Grateful he knew exactly where to take her, grateful he was able to stay with her and make sure she was safe. Just grateful she has a good son. Because let’s face it, when the chips are down, you really want your family there, right? And what’s the point of dwelling on the negative? She fell and she broke her arm. BIG Ouch. But it WILL heal and she WILL be okay. She’s a tough cookie.
So here’s a little card I made when I got through the door, using the 3-way overlay stamps, the first ones we made,
Infill next, using another Archival inkpad, Sienna.
Then Garden Patina for the outside infill. Lovely colour! We stock the Teal, which is a little darker, but equally lovely.
Grunge it up a little by going back in with the infill stamps dabbed with black ink.
Allow to dry and cut a Post-It to cover up the tile.
Load a Speedball Brayer with the Patine ink colour, and roll in a nice beed from the top.
Lightly dust a little black through the Punchinella in one corner.
Add the Word Chain GRATITUDE, using a little Patina and black blend. Brush black around the edge and mount on black card blank. Done.
So Clare, if you are reading this, we are all giving you a HUGE virtual hug. We hope you are comfortable and we hope you rest easy and are on the mend very soon.
By the way, Clare, did you notice the great big TIT in the middle of Gratitude?!! Honestly! Only YOU!!!!!
Love ya xxx