Sunday, March 29, 2009

When Things Just Kind of Happen........

I love it when things just kind of fall together, and it makes you smile inside. Even though, it may not be anything fabulous to anyone else, in your mind, it is just right. That is what happened with the two cards I am posting today. It has been rainy, and crappy here in NC for most of the week. With the weather being so oppressive, add a little cabin fever, and your mojo can be sucked out of you like Dorothy out of Kansas. I even asked my husband, "Have you seen my mojo?" his reply, "Its probably under the bed with the rest of your shoes and the dust bunnies,"! No, really, he is precious, and funny too...and hot...ok...I digress. Back to the cards, the first one is made with Hearts and Flowers from the Cats Pajamas. I have a friend who is going through some medical issues with her dad, and after seeing little tears well up in her eyes, I thought she needed some positive vibes, hence the card. I used watercolor crayons from SU, black Memento ink, die cuts from SU's birds and blooms, and a little pewter brad from the Hodgepodge Hardware SU set. The patterned paper, again SU, Ginger Blossoms, and the envelope from the same pack.

The second card happened quite by accident. I had been browsing at Big Lots and found this really cool pack of rub-ons, of course, there were not big lots of that, just one pack. If there had been more, I would have loaded up, LOTS of possibilities for these, and I don't normally like to work with Rub-Ons. I aged the paper, every layer, with a little Sahara Sand ink. I really like the effect that it had on the paper along with the old world look of the rub-on. The die is from SU birds and blooms again, and the little pearl brad, a little leftover in the "stash". I hope you like these little accidents, because they both came together, quite by accident, just the way I like it.

1 comment:

Carol said...

Tammy, your friend for sure appreciated that cute elephant with sharing flowers; the colors goes so well with the image and the way you stressed the frame and shaded with red enhances the image. The use of rub-ons was a great idea on the second card - stressing the card just goes nicely with the look of the rub-ons!