Thursday, March 2, 2017


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
                       Soft White
Stamps:       Silver Crow Birdhouse Cluster, Stampin’ Up Itty Bitty
                       Background (Speckles), Starving Artiststamps Positive
                       Words: “Serenity"
Inks:            Archival Potting Soil, Distress Markers & Crayons Walnut Stain,
                       Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized
                       Amber, Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, 
                       Frayed Burlap
Dies:            Mama Elephant Peek A Frame, Tattered Lace Oriental Plaque
Doo Dads:    May Arts Jute

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