Saturday, March 13, 2010

Quick card

Here's a quickie I forgot to blog... it was for a challenge Firecracker Designs by Pamela had over on Facebook. Random drawing, didn't win, but I finally got to ink up these elephants. I love the artwork in this set! My father-in-law loves elephants, so that has endeared them to me too. You can see the full set by clicking here.

The scene is all done with inks and a prismacolor pencil for shading. The mountain line was sponged, using a torn strip of paper as a mask. My background is a modified scrap-strip background, just with larger chunks of scraps, and sponged and scored edges. That's a button from my hoard, and the woven mat was a local find. The dark brown layer was embossed with a Fiskars texture plate.

Heavy sigh...DH is gone for most of the week, and of course his first day away I was down with an all-day allergy attack. Today I feel a bit like I got hit by a truck... achy all over, headache (I think I clenched my teeth last night), knots in my back. Nice! Still, life goes on - this is a busy week. So thankful to live in a team-community with people checking on me and willing to help. Thankful for strength beyond my own, made perfect in my weakness - 2 Cor. 12:9.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. This is a beauty, Dini! What a gorgeous scene. I've got to try that scrap strip background technique sometime. Sending good thoughts and prayers your way:) Thanks for sharing the verse about strength beyond our own, made perfect in our weakness. I needed to be reminded of that. Take care!

  2. SOOOO gorgeous Dina!! I love the colors and the charm just rocks it! I still haven't shared my elephant atcs...thanks for the reminder!

  3. Fabulous card Dina- you never disappoint! I hope God will bless you with a speedy recovery and strength to continue your ministry to others! Bless you!!!

  4. You should be selling your work!! How wonderful! and absolutley gorgeous too!