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.

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    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.

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  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.

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  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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