As some of you may know, my daughter has various Special Needs. Her needs haven't changed, but my daughter's school has new people in key roles. So... let's just say it's been a tough week and we've got lots of school meetings ahead of us, trying to justify (yet again) why she's on a reduced timetable, needs 'energy conservation' strategies in place and gets ill so often... I truly understand the words I read recently on someone's blog bio about card making being 'cheaper than therapy and better for you than drugs or alcohol'... though not so sure it is cheaper... guess it depends on the individual!
So... it's taken me a little longer than I'd hoped to get my latest card finished, but here it is...
I know that I probably could have made it much simpler, but I'm afraid my brain gives me a 'wedgie' so once it's got an idea in it's head it doesn't leave me alone! (That's a reference from the Big Bang Theory for those of you who may recognise it from somewhere).
I also normally run firmly in the opposite direction when it comes to black and white cards. I've never made one before, but I saw this challenge on The Card Concept and decided to give it a go...
My inspiration's from the colour scheme and the spotty pattern, but I decided against uniform spots and went for haphazard instead. I also softened the black and white with hints of Memento Gray Flannel Ink.
The dies I've used for this card include Tab with Text (Marianne Design/Collectables), Classic Squares (Spellbinders Nestabilities), Floral Square (Memory Box), flowers from Botanic Frame (Memory Box) and butterflies from Blissful Butterfly Border (Memory Box).
I designed the card so that the tabs don't fully meet when folded backwards for posting.
The reverse of this card also has a Tab with Text die added to it (with a Nestabilities Square at an angle), plus the two outer butterflies. Except for the Tab with Text, these were also edged in Gray Flannel ink.
As always, if you can spare the time I would love to know what you think.
The Card Concept only accepts entries for six (seven if you count Mixed Media which is coming soon) distinct styles of card making. I'm entering this into the "Shabby Chic and Vintage' category...
Have a good weekend, everybody... and thank you for taking the time to come 'visit' me :)