Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I hear the call....

Dustin Pike posted on his blog a call to readers to send a card to 10-year old Delia in Denver Colorado, who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He generously offered one of his digital stamps free to anyone who wished to participate.

She, adores owls and that was what the stamp Dustin donated was ---owls. She has been inundated with owl-based cards from around the world wishing her well. I never seem to find the time but, I really wanted to do this.

So, I got my stamp...brought out the dreaded Copics (which I still have such trouble with) and did my best. I found glorious pink glitter paper to match the blue, brought out a Martha Stewart Edge punch (finally broke into my hoarded stash), added a computer generated sentiment, mounted it on a Spellbinder's tag, a matching bow and a jewel.

Sitting there last night watching the Olympics I thought ...okay, are need bloodshot eyes. Then today I added Glossy Accents to the eyes. I think it looks pretty good myself! The inside is just a note telling her that good wishes are winging her way from this corner of the world.

Yesterday, I had some down time and as I surfed around on Becca's blog "Amazing Paper Grace" I saw what she did with an owl made from Nestabilities. I just had to do it!

Right after work I headed to Michael's to grab a note pad and I spotted this 5x7 hot pink journal. I couldn't wait to finish supper and out came my Big Shot, Nestabilities, paper, Distress Ink and stuff. As I did not have the Stamping Up punch for the head I had to "Google" an image of the die cut> print it out on my computer> cut the cardstock> trace it onto my paper and cut it out. Then I die-cut the other required pieces, did my very first distress-look, glued everything together and finished with adding googly eyes.

I really hope she likes it. Now, I just have to package it all up and stick it in the mail. I heard they released her from the hospital and she is resting at home now.

I have been so busy working that I really have not had time to think and I still have the wedding invitations to make by the end of the month. Then....I plan on digging out my Marianne Walker manual and figure out how to use these dreaded Copics without bleeding everywhere. I know it is me because I am using Prism paper and I am using Neenah Classic Crest paper everyone raves about and I still bleed.

Oh well...six medals...Go Canada Go!!!


mel m. m. mccarthy said...

These are SO beautiful. LOVE those owls & What fabulous colouring & layouts. Delia is sure to love it. My Father in Law has Leukemia; he's managed it for 20 years, so I hope she's doing okay & I'll hope for the best for her & her family. I love embossing to prevent Copic bleed. Clear e.p. is okay for Copics & works wonders. 1000 times easier to colour. Hope something works for ya! hugs, mel

Vivienne said...

Thank you for sharing your owl card. I saved it to my hard drive, and now have finally used it for my inspiration. You can see my card here:
I love the way you have coloured your owl.