Monday, September 19, 2016

The beauty of a handmade note.....

Hello dear friends: I've been off the grid for 3 days, sick with some kind of bug that had me all congested, sneezing and coughing my lungs out, ugghh!! since Friday.  I'm much better now, the weekend helped me rest and recover, hubby took good care of me, even if I looked like something that the cat dragged in from the alley. They say that, you know someone truly loves you deeply if they hang around while you are sick with the flu and then, stay. Love this guy, after 43 years, I still feel the love.
Anywho, I have a card that represents the awesomeness of receiving a handmade card or letter. In this day and age of electronic everything, the art of writing is sadly disappearing but we card makers are keeping it alive and I'm sure it will still be around for many years. Here is my card.

This image is from Impression Obsession and I bought it a while ago on Ebay for about $3.00, I just love it. I stamped it onto Canson water color paper with Stazon black ink and colored it with SU markers and the aqua painter. The pattern papers are from a discontinued line from Lili of the Valley, the sentiments, both in front and inside are from retired sets from Flourishes.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges.
Crafting When We Can "Use your favorite medium" for me is Water colors.
Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge.

Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Patti Willey said...

Just checking in! Nice to hear Mario was such a good caretaker this weekend! Well wishes headed your way!

Maria A. said...

Thanks Patti, it felt good to make a card again, coloring and figuring out what papers to use for the sketch was a shot of good energy for me, I hate being sick!!!!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, how pretty! Love the way that red ribbon and yellow rose just pop. Thanks for joining us for Mojo Monday!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Julee, the sketch was fabulous for my card, I'm so happy the hand writing is alive and well with this craft.

Gina said...

Absolutely beautiful Card Maria...I too am a lover of watercolours and you have done a marvellous job. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafting When We Can :D XXX