I'm back after a little absence yesterday. I was DOWN with a bad migraine. I didn't even get the poor Piglets to school. Yikes. That was a first for me. And the really sad part is, I kinda needed them. They took such good care of me! It was so sweet (and I was super appreciative). I was back up and functioning around lunch time, but still zapped - and frankly, pretty paranoid about a relapse, so I was quite careful what I did, ate, and drank all day. Phew. Anyway!
I resumed my crafting today and had fun. Caught up on a few DVR'd shows that made me laugh and played with a new stencil! I had great inspiration all the way around - (Nothing like a new goodie to spur on the crafting) and there were several fab challenges with which I wanted to play.
A sketch, theme, colors - I had it all going on here. Check this out:
The FIRST MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge, Curtain Call, Just Us Girls, and Christmas Card Challenges ....
And, here is my card -- chalked full of inspiration! (LOVE when that happens!)
I used my Tim Holtz Fair Isle stencil to create the pattern on the panel and the sentiment strip. I sponged in 3 different brown Distress Inks for the background, Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo, and Gathered Twigs for the ombre pattern. I used CTMH's Bamboo ink on the sentiment strip to keep it muted and to allow the words to show up better. I used some string that I had in my stash that actually came with a sweater (for fixing snags and what-not, I guess) -- I thought it was fitting to use. 8-) Nerd smiley! I printed the sentiment using my Silhouette and the KG Skinny Latte font. That's all!
This one turned out to be one of my favorites of late - hope you like it!
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!
God Bless and Happy New Year,