Saturday, July 9, 2011

Bad Blogger Award -- Again

I've been busy spending a lot of time driving to and from Long Island to visit my father who is still in ICU. The drive is a "hell drive" and can take anywhere from ~one hour to 5 (my personal worst). As a result, I haven't had a lot of crafting time.

Here's a card that qualifies for Splitcoast's Text Me challenge.

I used one of my tried and true techniques to create this peaceful scene. I don't know what to call it, so I'll just call it the "Sponged dye ink onto white metallic paper to make a pretty shimmery scene" technique.

The Castle Wall (DT-010-I) stamp is by Third Coast Rubber Stamps. I stamped with StazOn to get a nice deep black image that would dry quickly.

The patterned papers are by 7 Gypsies. The text is older and the music is newer (Paddington perhaps?). The lovely textured silky variegated striped paper is from a set that I got at a stamping convention. I hoard every scrap of it.

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. sorry to hear about your Dad.

    the card is really cool. I also have that text paper. I consider it purge proof.

  2. Whatever you want to call this technique it's beautiful. Very Kewl card.

  3. Wonderful card Kathi!

    I hope your Dad's health is improving.

  4. I used to live in NJ with in-laws on LI, usually an hour and half to two hours. One time it was four and half and I had to pee, it was horrible, there was no place to pull over and we were just sat, UGH. and it's even worse for you cause your going to the hospital at least we went for a fun visit. I hope your dad gets better soon.