Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Michelle's Inspiration

Yes I do realize I am a few days late for my challenge post, but things have been just a bit crazy around here, I will have more at the end of the post to explain.

My middle of the month inspiration comes from Michelle and you can see the Beautiful card that inspired mine Here on her blog .  For some reason when I click on the link it sends me to the comments so if that happens to you too, just scroll up to see the card :)

Here is my version, and yes this will be going to another nephew of mine :)

I first sponged on some Mustard seed distress ink all over my piece of cardstock, then laid the stencil over and sponged the wild honey, well to get the sun in the corner of my stencil didn't quite reach to the opposite corner so I had to move the stencil and try again.  Hopefully you understand what I am saying, LOL!   I used 3 stamps from the set, one bird I have perched on the flourish and the other flying through the air.  I just loved the stamps that Michelle had chosen to use and of course she hand sponged her rays, no stencil there, she does such beautiful work with brayers and her inks and stamping, hope you get a chance to check out her whole blog.

Distress inks -- Mustard seed and wild honey
Tim Holtz -- Rays stencil
Inkadinkado-- flourishes stamp set
Technique Tuesday -- Happy Birthday stamp set
Spellbinders -- A2 matting basics B
Ki -- metal accents

We have had a string of bad situations this week, first we found a leak in our closet and found out the vent pipes on our roof is leaking.  Then Sunday after church my hubby was driving his truck home ( I had to work in the office that morning, so I drove separately) and his brakes failed him.  We were so thankful it happened on our street and no one was around when the truck went right through the stop sign.  It took part of Sunday and Monday to remove the line (from front to back of truck). Yesterday after I went grocery shopping we went out and bought all the parts for him to fix the truck today.  Well before work my hubby decided that he would ride his bike, I didn't go with him because I am still dealing with the sciatica pain.  Well on the way home on a fairly busy street near us he turned to check traffic and when he came back he hit a pot hole and flipped over the handle bars.  He rode it the rest of the way home and showed up bleeding from his arm and leg, went in to take a shower to get ready for work and realized his hand was in pain, and bending over his ribs hurt.  He ended up with a fractured hand and bruised ribs, he wants to get out there and finish fixing the truck and  replacing the vents on the roof and mowing the lawn but I am making him take at least today off.

We are praying for a calm rest of this week,
Hope your week is running smoothly,
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,



Leslie Miller said...

Good grief, Connie! Enough is enough! I hope things go better for you after all that! Beautiful card, though. The sun is amazing and I love how the gorgeous flourish stamp and bird pop against it in black.

Diane said...

Beautiful background design Connie with the flourishes and bird.

Hugs Diane

Stephanie said...

Oh Connie, it sounds like you and your husband have been through the wringer! I hope the remainder of your week goes well without any mishaps.

Your card is lovely with the sun rays :) Hugs to you!

Greta said...

Oh my--so much to deal with! So glad your hubby wasn't injured more seriously, but I bet he's feeling really sore now--hurt ribs are one of the worst things you can have! Hope you've had some calm days! I checked your inspiration card & oh my--it is beautiful & I love your version! You've inspired me as I recently bought a sun ray stencil & haven't used it yet--thank you!

SarahGeorge said...

Oh my! Hope he is healing well now. Thank God for his protection!

Me, My Stamps and I said...

Strikingly beautiful!!!!
love the design elements of course!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a gorgeous card Connie. Love the rays with the rich colors and the dark silhouette images. Oh, no... that sure was a string of bad happenings. Hope he's mostly healed from the fall.