My long time friend lost her Mum the other day so I sat down to think about her and make a card. The gold and copper tones are her colours, and the simple embellishment is enough for the occasion.
|Fly-away butterflies seem to match this occasion.|
I clear embossed matt cardstock, then worked the background with Distress Inks - wild honey, spiced marmalade, and rusty hinge. I used a die-cut for the circles and used the bow-maker for the little bow which would otherwise have been much too fiddly to manage.
I did experiment with other background using Copic pens with the airbrush then stamping with StazOn black. It worked reasonably well but the subtle colouring was harder to achieve. I'll post a few on Wednesday.
Now here's something gorgeous. The orchids are out so the pots have pride of place under cover on the terrace and they growing a treat. They give lots of pleasure.
|Not sure what these cold weather orchids are called.|
Have been enjoying the Diamond Jubilee reports - what a spectacular river pageant, and what stamina Herself has! Crikey, I'll be pleased to do the same when I'm still younger than she, not to mention Phillip, also a stalwart! Found myself musing about whether they have a small gym at Buck House.
Bless 'em all,