This one is a little hard to explain, let alone photograph, so bear with me. I was asked to make a card for a friend of a friend who's having a rough battle with leukemia. I was told that she's got a great sense of humor, is very smart, and is a heavy metal drummer whose favorite image is a skull! Right away (since Halloween is over and done with), we're out of our comfort zone here. Stepping bravely up to the plate, I pulled out a small chipboard binder and pages that I've been saving for something special. I decided to create an inspirational or humorous thought for each page that would inspire Wendy on her difficult journey.
Starting with the binder, the spine is embellished with some bells, embroidery, and a wooden drum. I had fun girl-ing up the skull with a bow and some feathers . . .
The next pictures show the pages which I gessoed first, then colored and inserted into the binder in rainbow order. I combined die cuts and stamped images and then left the last page blank so that my friend Sandy could write her own message . . .
I am praying that Wendy emerges victorious from this awful battle . . .
Cardstock: Maya Road Binder Book 4x4 pages, Marcos Jute, Generic
Red, Strathmore Soft White
Stamps: Inkadinkado Happy Haunting set: Skull, “It’s been lovely”,
Technique Junkies Distressed Lines, River City “Going
through hell . . .”, Rango Zoo African Mask, Zettiology “Be
a little strange . . .”, Lost Coast “The road to perfection . . .”,
River City “Chocolate Truffles”, “Going through hell”, Studio G
“Laugh out loud”, Stampin’ Up “One of the good ones”, Funny
Bones “Don’t Lead . . .”, Rubber Stamp Tapestry Halloween
Plate 1: Skulls and Raven, Rubber Baby Chocolate Postoids,
Sunday International “Chocolate”, Unknown Einstein
Inks: Hero Black, Distress Barn Door, Faded Jeans, Tumbled
Glass, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade,
Dies: Mama Elephant Dainty Bow, DieVersions fonts Noodles, Hint
of Lime, Lil Inkers Stitched Mats: Rectangles, DieNamics
Wonky Stitch Rectangle Stax, In & Out Stitched Rectangle
Squares, Stitched Traditional Tag Stax, Mini Pennants,
Spellbinders Back to Basics Tags, Petite Scalloped Circles
Small, Shoot!, QuicKutz Feathers, Marianne Horizon Winter
Village, Tiny Flowers Flourish, Memory Box Holly Vine,
Grape Vine Border,
Colored Pencils: Prisma Crimson Red, Chestnut
Emb Folder: Taylored Expressions Weathered, Tim Holtz Gearhead
Doo Dads: Wink of Stella Clear, Blue jute