Saturday, 30 January 2010

Glowing

This card is for my friend in America who has recently been diagnosed with Stage 1 cancer. She is about to go through a dose of radiation treatment which involves her being in isolation for a few days, and then unable to have any physical contact with her little girl for a couple of weeks. She is being so positive about it, and cracking jokes about glowing in the dark, but it must be tremendously hard.

I drew the glow-worm myself, not being able to find any clip-art or stamp glow-worms out there. His tail is painted with fabric paint which glows in the dark ;-) and the verse is computer printed. The papers are all from Basic Grey's Lemonade collection, the ribbon was a gift from Georgina (thanks again!) and the butterfly was punched using my market-stall punch from Hong Kong, and eyeletted using my new Crop-a-dile. Everything is inked with Dew Drop Cosmic Copper ink, and the copper matting is from a box lid that I saved.

I'm entering this into these challenges: Basic Grey's animals (a glow-worm is an animal, right?) The Pink Elephant's polka dots, a bow and pink, Quixotic's butterflies, A Spoonful of Sugar's freestyle, and this Lili of the Valley sketch:

And after all that build-up, I suppose I ought to show you the card!

6 comments:

Marcea said...

What a fabulous card hunny. I am sure your friend is going to love it!!! Thankyou so much for joining us on LOTV
-x-

Ann said...

Just fabulous - thank you so much for joining us at The Pink Elephant.
Ann xxx

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Really sweet card...thanks for joining us at Quixotic Challengges.
carole

Nicola said...

Such a gorgeous card and wonderful take on our sketch Rosey. Your image is coloured so beautifully and your papers and details are so pretty. Sorry to hear about your friend, your card will brighten her day for sure.
Thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

TaraG said...

Oh too funny and too cute...just love that sentiment and the adorable image. Love the great colours and BG papers!
Thanks so much for joining this week at BG Challenges!
Hugs,t

CraftyC said...

This is beautiful Rosey, love the colours and cute image. Thanks for taking part in the LOTV Challenge
Clairex