Well not to put too fine a point on it, it's been quite a week! I really thought that for the first time since we started the challenge, I wasn't going to be able to get my sample card done. I finally managed to finish it off this morning. The reason that I'm so behind with it is because my beautiful 10yr old nephew and niece were involved in a riding accident last weekend when they were on a long weekend break with their parents at Centre Parcs. It would seem that there was a shotgun fired on the nearby Lowther estate which 'spooked' the horses and they were thrown. My niece has cuts, grazes and bruises and seems to feel that she got off fairly lightly but my nephew had to airlifted to hospital with a broken upper left arm just below the shoulder and a broken right lower leg which at this moment is in a full length cast. They are at home but it's all go atm. I'd just like to insert a HUGE THANK YOU! to the Great North Air Ambulance for whom my sister has nothing but praise.These wonderful people receive no official funding at all and rely on donations to find the £3.6m they need each year to provide this vital service for Cumbria, the North East and North Yorkshire. If you'd like to show your support and gratitude, follow this link to their facebook page.
Now onto my slightly belated card. Our theme this fortnight at CACB is Happy Birthday! I've used a new digi called H on Accoustic. The bps are from the woodgrain collection and the embossed dots collection, both from the earth tones. I've slightly distressed the edges of these with Brilliance galaxy gold. The main image was coloured with a mixture of digital paper piecing (tutorial here) for the sky, bandana, shirt and jeans and then coloured digitally in photoshop using my new wacom bamboo pen & touch. Colouring like this isn't a quick option and I need a lot more practise, but it's a great tool and it's great having so many different shades of colour.
I've finished off with a See D's stamp for the greeting and some homemade gold mirri 'brads'.
I'm also entering my card into these challenges:
- Sketch 'n' stash - free choice of one their lovely sketches. I've chosen no 7
- Creative Inspirations - Digi Day
- CYP - Anything Goes
- PTW - Anything Goes
- Simon Says - Paper Piecing
- Cooking it up with Katie - Use green, add some punching (homemade brads and the corners of the mat under the main image), and two of something (I've used two bps and used two pieces of each)