Bestest Friend

Global Design Project #282 | Sketch Challenge & A Theme Challenge from Claire

The sketch challenge at Global Design helped me to remember that last week while on the island I had been coloring some digital images and fussy cutting one specifically. I pulled it out and decided it would work well for the sketch and because it also reminds me of spring felt that it could be a 2nd entry to the Paper Players theme challenge too. After going through some of my PP stash I found a small piece of PP from GKD so I cut and glued it to make the side strip on the card front. The PP follows the flower theme in that it has hibiscus flowers. I used a combination of Inktense pencils and Sakura Glaze pens to color the digital image and it is very vibrant in real life. The tiny sentiment comes from a Divinity Design set I got last year and the word die Love is from MFT. I love the script and when I cut it from white card stock it didn’t stand out enough so I used the black glaze pen over the top. It now shines and pops from the rest of the card. Since my eye surgery last Thursday, I’ve been a bit limited in what I am allowed to do. Can’t do any packing or lifting and on the weekend the eye was too sore to do much anyway. Being able to do a bit of card making today makes me feel somewhat productive and I’m happy to get one or two done. With the right eye to be done on Thursday I guess I’m going to lose another few days of productivity while it heals. I’m making hay while the sun shines right now.

17 thoughts on “Bestest Friend

  1. Beautiful card! I had no idea you had surgery last week on your eye. You seem to be spending a lot of time on the internet, so your eyes have been busy. Good luck with your next eye surgery.

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    1. Thanks Lisa K – it was cataract surgery so no big deal really. I somehow got a small scratch on the eye after surgery so it was a bit sore for 3 days. I take lots of breaks from the computer to give my eyes a rest in between.

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      1. I remember mother’s cataract surgery. She kept trying to do more than she should have, but it went well. Rest easy and enjoy the vision!

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  2. Best wishes on continued healing for your eye! This is a lovely card! I really like the soft colors and the way the small strip of DSP coordinates but doesn’t distract from the big blossoms! Thanks for sharing at The Paper Players!

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  3. Thanks for the wishes. Being able to see clearly again is what I am looking forward to. I’m glad you like the card – it was fun to put together.


    1. Thanks Gayle – got a good report on the first one this morning so I’m happy and the next one is for an early morning so much better timing than the first.


  4. What a gorgeous card Johanna. Great job fussy cutting especially with less than good, clear vision. Good luck with your second eye. You’ll be so happy to have clear vision again.

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  5. Thanks – everyone tells me that colours look brighter afterwards and I think of you when I think of the surgery as I know you had yours done not so long ago. Glad you like the card.


  6. Beautiful! The yellow flowers are gorgeous, and able to hold their own against the bold sentiment. I am so glad your first surgery went well. Good luck with your second one. Thank you for sharing with The Paper Players this week!

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