Monday, February 21, 2011

I love this card!

I don't mind if it's not all that polite to toot my own horn...I DO love this card. It began with an image drawn by Mo Manning that is too precious. Then there was a happy accident of sorts - my printer's ink smears when I paint or colour over it, so I spray all my printed images with a clear acrylic sealer. This time I overdid it, and there was such a layer of sealant that the ink and paint pooled and some areas resisted it. This wasn't what I'd planned, but the unexpected effect is dappled and I think rather nice, especially on her cutie-pie overalls.

Supplies: Image and quote by Mo Manning;
coloured with every Distress ink I own I think;
papers from Basic Grey "Hopscotch,"
"Just Because" rub-on from Kaisercraft;
gorgeous two-tone sheer ribbon from May Arts

The fantastic quote was part of the set, and I wanted it large enough to read, which made it hard to fit on the card. And so the image turned into a hidey-hole for the quote's tag. If you look in the first picture, you can just see the edge of the tag peeking out next to the bow. You should be able to click on the picture to make it bigger, but in case I haven't done that properly, the quote reads,

"If we are ever to enjoy life,
now is the time.
Not tomorrow or next year -
Today should always be our most wonderful day." Thomas Dreier.

It sounds to me like a lovely reminder to treasure each day we have...something I don't always do, and so it's a timely reminder for me.