Saturday, 23 June 2012

Thanks Ever so Much


This is a thankful time of year. It's time to say thank you to all those teachers and leaders that have spent so much time with our kids since last September. It's hard to believe that yet another school year is drawing to a close and summer and its fun activities are just around the corner.

I started this card as a Retrosketch #16 card. As you know, my card for that challenge ended up like this.  I started with two stamps from Paper Smooches Reflections set (the swirl and the blossom), and my trusty Kaleidecolor Spectrum inkpad. I kept adding dots until I got to this point, where it just felt finished. I just didn't know where to put the next dot, so I stopped. Sometimes cards tell you very clearly when you're finished.

I knew that this wouldn't do for Retrosketch #16, where the design needed to go right across the card. I also knew that I didn't want to cut it for my usual 4.25x4.25 card because I felt that the brightly coloured pattern really needed lots of white to let it breathe. So I grabbed this loopy Paper Smooches sentiment and am quite happy with the result.

Now I'm down to the wire for my son's 13th birthday, which is Monday. No card. No idea. Very little time due to his paintball (apparently it hurst - why would anyone want to do that?!) birthday party on Saturday and a church children's choir bbq on Sunday. Well, sometimes when we're under pressure we do our best work. Please, please, please let this be one of those times!

8 comments:

Kathyk said...

Loving the results with your trusty Kaleidacolour pad - I'm pretty sure I have one of those somewhere too!

Happy Saturday

Kathyk

Michelle said...

I LOVE this card, Ardyth! Fantastic! You've made my cravings for Reflections even bigger! You're right, it is perfect just as it is. :-)

Melissa said...

Your dot placement is perfect! :) Love how you put your Kaleidecolor pad to use! I often forget about mine!! Another fabulous CAS!

Laura B. said...

So beautiful!

Geri said...

Another awesome card! I never thought that I would use a Kaleidecolor Spectrum ink pad but you have definitely changed my mind! Your stamping abilities are second to none! Thanks for my daily dose of inspiration once again.

Lura said...

Obviously I am going to be spending every waking moment on your blog until I see every last published page. Have only been through 1/2 dozen so far and loving every inspiring image so far. TFS!!!

Lindsey said...

Love this stamp set - its always out of stock in the UK! Multi coloured stamp is great too - will have to try that

Keke said...

Beautiful Card!!