To no ones surprise, I'm sure, there is a screw-up story behind this card. I started working on last Wednesday's card sketch determined to both use my fabo new Artful INKables set, Pond Friends and stick to the very cool 4 1/4x 5 1/2 sketch provided by Roxi on SCS. I laboured over this stupid thing for several hours. Developed a hunch in my back, squinty eyes and a headache. And so, DH drew a hot bath for me and I walked away from this card.
Yesterday morning, I dragged myself down to my workspace and had an epiphany. I pitched several elements. Trust me, there was no salvaging them. Then I plunked my 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base on a 6x6 card base. At that point, many things just fell into place.
Then I started chasing puppies with a camera for an hour and a half, and went for a fabulous 3 hour lunch with a dear friend. Long story short, I didn't get back to this cutie patootie until last night. I wasn't at it for long when DH came down and again told me I needed to stop as there was another warm bath calling my name - I just couldn't hear it from all the way downstairs.
This morning, I was so close to finishing, and so I grabbed an uninterrupted 30 minutes to get 'er done. Then DS came in from playing outside and said he had a headache. I knew immediately he was going to throw up before suppertime. That timeline was generous. He was sick within the hour. OY!!!
And here I am. Done. Finally. And I'm thrilled with this little cutie patootie. I'll try the sketch challenge another day, but not today.
Have an awesome weekend!!!
stamps; Pond Friends (Artful INKables)
paper; pinecone, hazel, clover dotted swiss (bazzill), Mr Campy (Cosmo Cricket), Ivory cardstock (SU!)
ink; walnut stain, tea dye (distress ink by Ranger)
accessories; small and large petite oval, inverted scallop squares nestabilities (spellbinders - IHP), brown twill and aqua nylon ribbon (martha stewart), bella buttons, linen thread (SU!), mini screw brads (Karen Foster), eyelets (making memories), hemp twine, copic markers