Thursday, 13 April 2017

Celebrating with Oxides

Hi and welcome!

This will be a quick post because I injured my eye on Saturday and it's still healing, so looking at screens for too long is quite painful.  This card, which uses the sketch from the lovely Jen Brum at Freshly Made Sketches, took me 4 days to make!

When I started it, I didn't realise I'd got a corneal abrasion and thought I just had some grit in my eye, so worked around that to make the separate components of the card.  After a couple of hours, it was so painful I had to go to the doctor and after some freaky tests, was diagnosed with a 3mm abrasion.  I'll spare you any more details.  Long story short, it is healing, but slowly and my eye is still quite sensitive to light and my vision is still a bit blurred.  I put this card together on Tuesday night and it took a while to get the panels straight 😃

I used emboss resist and distress oxide inks for the bottom panel and some SugarPea Designs stamps and die for the top panel.  I'm linking up to SPD's 3rd birthday bash - congrats to Wendy and the team on this fabulous accomplishment.

And finally, here is the gorgeous sketch for this week.

I hope you'll have time to play along and head on over and check out the gorgeous creations made by the rest of the DT.


Products used:

Stamps:  Simply Circles BG (MFT), Celebrate All The Things (SPD)
Ink:  Versamark, Broken China, Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Inks
Cardstock:  White, Bristol Smooth, Black
Dies:  Party Banner Duo (SPD), Dotted Curves (Poppy Stamps)
Accessories:  White EP



Susanne Vargas said...

Ouch! Hope your eye heals quickly! Amazing that you managed to make this beauty of a card despite the pain! Love the watercolored background, it looks so happy and sunny!

I Card Everyone said...

You take care of those eyes of yours, Karren! I love seeing these sketches through your eyes! Gorgeous... and I JUST received my first Oxides minis!

Brent Scheffer said...

The flag sand the BG work so well together!

Jen Brum said...

Wow Karren! This card is amazing! I love the colours and that bottom panel is amazing! So pretty!

Aileen said...

Fabulous card sweetie, I hope your eye is healing ok, stay away from the screen and relax and heal. I know from some of Johns injuries on the building site and rust on the eyeball how agonising it can be. Stay well hugs Aileen

Petra Swart said...

Oh, Karren, your eye is definitely much worse than what I had with my eye!!!! It sounds terribly painful!!!!! Hoping that it will heel and be back at 100% very soon!!!!!
And you made a beautiful card not being able to see properly with your eye!!!! You panel at the bottom looks amazing and I love the cute little flags at the top!!! This card is calling for a celebration!!!! Lovely!!!

ElizStewart said...

Love, love, love your FMS background...great card!

Barb Ghig said...

So sorry that you're having trouble with your eye, Karren! And, with one eye, you've managed to create another really beautiful card! I love how you blended your oxide inks on those cool circles and your 'dotted curves' work perfectly with your sentiment!
I hope you've had some improvement in your eye since you posted here...keeping you in my thoughts :)

Darnell said...

Oh, bless, how you could make this beautifully designed and structured card with a slashed cornea is beyond me, Karren! It's really gorgeous! What an amazing trooper you are! I hope that the healing continues smoothly and swiftly! Have a Happy Easter weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

Michelle said...

Wonderful! I really like the outline banners against the black. And, your distress oxide inks look great.

Jeanne H said...

I just love your card! And I do hope your eye feels better quickly. My dog had that problem but the meds helped a lot. Best wishes!

Linda Callahan said...

And you manage to create fabulous cards like this even with one eye! I can't do it with two!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

No one would guess you were one eye down when you made this card. Maybe the curvy layer is just the thing with a little eye impairment! I love how the bottom of this card looks and I'm thinking that I see some oxide inks in my future!

Narelle Farrugia said...

This card is amazing! I am loving the combination of oxide and distress inks you have used to create your fabulous background - it stands out more with the black card stock.

Cécile RIBON said...

This is such a stunning piece of art, Karren! I totally love the striking effect of the black panel against the gorgeous bottom!