Saturday, July 18, 2015

Floating Along...


Thanks so much for stopping by. Things have been a little quiet here on the old blog recently. That is because my dad flew in for a week long visit. It's our summer ritual. One I'm very happy to be a part of. This year's visit was extra special as he celebrated his 85th birthday while here! Yay! My oldest brother was able to sneak away from where he lives in Idaho to be here as well. We had a little party for him and pampered him as much as he'd let us. To look at him, you would be hard pressed to believe he is 85. He is slowing down a bit, and suffers from diminishing eyesight due to macular degeneration, but he is always ready to go shopping! He lives in drought stricken southern California and aside from the joy he got from seeing his granddaughters, his next biggest joy was experiencing a few pretty loud thunderstorms. *Ü* He saw more rain in his week here than he has in a couple of years back home! Sure wish I could have sent some rain home with him, that is for sure.

Not long after he left, we got word that our good friend and neighbor took a fall and broke her ankle. :( Not only that, she messed up her big toe on the other foot! So not good! She's going to have a hard time getting around for the next month or two. I wanted to make her a card and thought this image might help her dream of where she'd like to be over where she has to be right now. I picked the image up at Tiddly Inks and colored it with my Prismacolor pencils and blended with odorless mineral spirits. My coloring is completely inspired by one of the samples shown with the digital stamp.
I was thinking if she could think about floating along on the water maybe she could imagine away any discomfort she is feeling. And while the drink may look like could have a little sumthin' sumthin' in it to help take away the pain, too, right? 

Anyway, that's it from me today. I hope you are having a great day!



KayM said...

Oh my goodness!! Your coloring is amazing!! Wow!! You have wonderful contrast and your blending is superb!! I imagine your friend will be overjoyed with this little cutie pie and won't be feeling any pain while gazing at this cute card! So happy that you enjoyed your visit with your Dad and brother! Hope you have a wonderful week! ((Hugs))

Pop's Cards said...

I hope her leg and toe heals super fast, how frustrating, your creation is amazing I just love the colours and the image of course hugs Pops x

Barb said...

So glad you enjoyed the visit with your dad! Those are indeed special times. Really neat that your brother could join you for the festivities, too.

We had quite the rainy weekend, in my area of CA! Thunderstorms and lots and lots of water. I'm sure it raised the level of our lake!

Your card is adorable and I know your friend will appreciate it. Your pencil work with those Prismas makes me smile! I really need to practice with mine more. Wonderful card, Jeanne!

Thanks for sharing.


Alanna said...

WOW Jeanne, your coloring on this is amazing!!! I'm sure your neighbor will be thrilled to get this and hopefully it will melt her troubles away.

And how wonderful to have time with your Dad. I'm sure your girls love having him around.

Marika said...

It was such a delight reading about your father's visit. So sorry for your neighbour. Hopefully she'll get a full recovery. BUT, what was the most striking part of this post of yours, was card my friend! Stunning view, need nothing else! AND your colouring, even if you where inspired by the colouring of one of the sample, you DID colour that and it is GORGEOUS!! You've placed your shadows so well! Great card!

cm said...

What special, treasured time you spent with your dad and brother; I'm sure he enjoyed every single second! Your poor friend! A broken ankle on one foot and a messed up toe on the other...oh my! Definitely not fun! Your card, however, IS fun...and fabulous...and ever so thoughtful! She'll absolutely adore it; guaranteed to lift her spirits (as might a beverage with a little 'sumthin' sumthin' in it...too cute!). Your awe!