The image below is just one of many of the art designs that I love that Gerda has drawn. I found that coloring flowers has calmed my heart a bit. It's not as much of a stressor for me to color flowers than people. And Gerda found that drawing is what is helping her heal, too. I colored this with Copics and used Glossy Accents on the water in the jar.
The metal corner is by Wild Orchid and was silver...I used my Versamark pad, inked it up, and embossed it with white embossing powder from Sparkle 'n Sprinkle, which I bought years ago at the Mesa Convention in Arizona. It still looks more silver than white in the picture, but it really is more white. The flowers are from Wild Orchid and I put a touch of Stickles on the edges of each petal. The leaves are a punch by Martha Stewart. The lace is from my local lace warehouse and the thin ribbon is from JoAnn's and threaded through the lace. There's a good reason my blog is named LaceyLassy...I love lace. The butterfly die is from Joy and Lillian sent that to me just 2 days ago, so perfect timing, Lillian, and thank you so much! I used a blue and white printed paper for the butterfly and felt it was a little flat so I used my yellow Copic and colored the flowers yellow. It goes so much nicer with this card with the touch of yellow on the flowers! Also, a hint: I put Stickles all around the edge of the butterfly and by doing that, it drew up the paper and gave the butterfly some lift in its wings. The faceted jewel in the bottom corner is from Michael's. The sentiment is from Whimsy and that's half of a felt doily under the sentiment. Again, Lillian sent me those last week, and her timing is impeccable!
Inside this card is a sentiment I've had for years. I don't know where I got it, but it is in rubber and I unmounted it and neglectfully didn't write down the company name. The sentiment goes:
I wandered lonely
as a cloud
when all at once
I saw a crowd
a host of
My fabulous blog friends, Carole and Tracey, have each left me a wonderful comment and told me that this poem is by William Wordsworth, a British poet from Cumbria, England. I have to confess to not liking poetry in school and I probably skipped this entire page of "required reading". :)
This card is entered in the following challenges:
Pink Gem, Kit and Clowder, We Do Doobadoo, Crafty Girls, Brown Sugar, Inkspirational Challenges, Come and Get It, Fairytale Stampers, Glitter n Sparkle, Dream Valley, Dragonfly Dreams, Sentimental Sundays, That Craft Place, The Squirrel and the Fox, Addicted to Stamps (bingo, I've made bingo 1 way across and 2 ways down!), Catered Crop, Digistamps4Joy, The Stamping Boutique, Emerald Faeries, Dies R Us, Just For Fun, Mema's Crafts, Feeling Crafty, One Sweet Challenge, Ditzie Digi Designs, Fairytale Stamper, Aurora Wings, Sparkles Forum, Ladybug Crafts, Stamp and Create, Fairies Challenges (after joining Fairies, I realized my card is For a Woman but the challenge was Women and I've asked my entry to be removed from the challenge)