This card is for a dear friend of mine who is celebrating forty six continuous years of blessed sobriety . . .
Those who are familiar with the Twelve Step methods of recovery from addiction know that the concept of Serenity plays a big role in constructing a newly-clean life. So I thought a nice design for him would include a peaceful scene filled with birdhouses, a beautiful day, and a perky little Serenity sign to capture the feeling.
The coloring was done by scribbling Distress Crayons onto my craft sheet, picking up the color with a water brush, and happily coloring away! To add shading, re-load the brush and color where you want it - while still damp, the colors blend nicely.
Cardstock: The Paper Cut Brown Umber, Bazzill Yam, Strathmore
Stamps: Silver Crow Birdhouse Cluster, Stampin’ Up Itty Bitty
Background (Speckles), Starving Artiststamps Positive
Inks: Archival Potting Soil, Distress Markers & Crayons Walnut Stain,
Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized
Amber, Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn,
Dies: Mama Elephant Peek A Frame, Tattered Lace Oriental Plaque
Doo Dads: May Arts Jute