I was beginning to wonder if it was ever going to happen, but I finally finished a card. Things got a little nutty around here for a while. My face swelled up in a big ball of pain and after a dental appointment and some antibiotics I'm having a root canal today. My first. A crown will follow. Sheesh.
On Sunday Rich collapsed in the yard and after checking his blood pressure and finding it frighteningly low we took him to the ER. All the tests imaginable showed he was in good health, but dehydrated and maybe his blood pressure medicine was working a little too well. All this going on while our son was down for a visit and we're in the process of buying an RV for travel. Rich said his first thought as he was drifting to the world of the unconscious was "well, there goes the RV". All is well, though. He's in surprisingly good health. He's not good about hydrating, but he knows I'll be keeping on him about that from now on.
So, how about that card?
I used an Impression Obsession stamp called "Birdhouses". I bought it locally at a shop that's been closed for almost a year, but it can still be found at IO online which is what I linked to. I do love the stamp. The bird looks like she's house hunting, just like we're RV hunting. So many choices!
I watercolored on 140 lb hot press Fluid 100 watercolor paper with only five markers -- three Stampin' Up and one Tombow. Stitched a border and added three Nuvo Crystal drops which I managed to get fairly flat for easy mailing. This card is for a birthday later this month.
We've had a few days socked in with smoke from the forest fires all around us. It turns the sunshine pink and odd looking. The sky appears to be overcast, but it's all smoke. Even the moon glows orange.
That's it for today. I'll be back tomorrow with a new Double D challenge. Maybe I'll even do some more stamping this week. I hope you all had a good weekend. I appreciated every moment of mine, even with the upsets. I can't help but think of the folks who have such a long way to go to recover from Hurricane Harvey, and everyone in the west who have lost their homes to the forest fires.
Stamps: Impression Obsession Birdhouses, Stampin Up Bloomin' Marvelous sentiment Paper: 140 lb hot press Fluid 100 watercolor, Core'dinations white card base Ink: Palette Noir Coloring: SU markers More Mustard, Ruby Red, Old Olive, Not Quite Navy, Tombow marker N65 Accessories: Nuvo Crystal Drops - Sugared Almond