Jul 19, 2019

All About Color (and Life!)

Had so much fun coloring this card! It's all Copic, including the yellow background. This is a very large image -- you need a large stamp positioner to use it, and even with that it's not easy to ink up. But 3 or 4 presses with Memento Tuxedo ink did the trick. A few gold gems finished off the card.  

Supplies: Altenew Sketchy Florals; Penny Black Leaf Stitched Frame Die; Copics; gold gems; foam tape.

MOOD WHEN DONE: Happy. This was a fun, and surprisingly easy card to make.

It's been awhile since I posted and it occurred to me the other day that I'm just coming out of some post surgery funk. I think two procedures within a month just knocked me out, both physically and emotionally. I am so happy to have that behind me. Most of the time I forget I have a defibrillator inside my heart -- and that's a good thing. But, man, I think it took a toll, as evidenced by my more than one melt down.  Grateful to have a loving and patient husband.

We went away for a few days this week and returned yesterday, and I think a different location helped. I came back energized to get moving. I took about 2/3 of my stamps (!!) and put them in a box in a closet in my craft room. They aren't going anywhere, but having less cluttering up my eyesight is refreshing. And then today I sat down and made a couple of cards, including this one.

Next week I'm being interviewed for a volunteer position and I'm pretty excited about it. I've looked into a few since we got to Dallas and none of them were a good fit. Then all the medical stuff messed up my plans. So, if it works out, I'll let you know what it's all about.

Thanks for still being here and reading this blog!


~amy~ said...

Well, this is a beauty...love all that glorious color. Glad that you're feeling better! Crossing my fingers on the volunteer position. I hope you have a super weekend Joan!

Cat Craig said...

Gorgeous, and I am a big fan of the yellow.

merryf said...

What a happy, summery card -- I love that huge image! And I'm so glad to hear that you're feeling better. I love coming to your blog and "visiting" with you! big big hugs!

Joan B said...

thank you!!

Joan B said...


I Card Everyone said...

Oh I do love a get-away to recharge one's batteries... spending much needed time with that guy of yours is just what the doctor ordered, I'd bet.
Hope you continue to feel this beautifully, Joan! Can't wait to hear what's 'next.'

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful stamp! Love the look of it and all that fabulous color you laid down. A little getaway works wonders for the soul. We returned a few days ago and I feel so much more energized, but it's taking quite a while to catch up around here before we leave again (hopefully). Glad to hear you're feeling better. I'm with you on getting the excess out of sight. My room needs some picking up before I make cards with all the campground coloring I did.

Patti H. said...

A gorgeous card,Joan! Love the bright colors! I'm so glad u r feeling better. My son. 53), had a defibrillator put in last year & so far is doing well. His heart was a bit stronger at his last checkup so we are happy. He says he forgets it's even there. Hopefully yours will be the same. I love reading your postings no matter how far apart they are & appreciate all the awesome inspiration!

Julie Ebersole said...

Beautiful card--fantastic color scheme--and coloring! So very glad to hear you are feeling better and hoping the volunteer gig pans out and brings you JOY. XO!

Meg McAlister said...

Joan, this card is stunning. I love the simple color palette and the bold images. It all comes together so well.

I am grateful to hear you are feeling better and more settled with space.

Sending good vibes for your interview this week. I hope it is a good fit.

XO, Meg