Wednesday, 29 August 2012

This and That


Yesterday we had a strange day weather-wise - a bit of everything. But in the evening, the wind died down, and there was a really pleasant sky, full of changing pastel colours. I took the photo from my balcony. My camera isn't able to catch the colours well, I use the camera on an ancient mobile phone, but I think it looks like the sky has been distressed with various TH blue inks!

I made this card for a birthday, using a card Donna sent me a couple of years back as inspiration. The recipient of the card is a psychologist, so I used a page from Webster's dictionary with different psychological definitions. I cut the bottom of the paper with a Martha Stewart punch, and layered some old ledger paper under it. The die-cut bird, ribbon and ledger paper were also from Donna, so thanks for the inspiration! And as Donna is a poor, sick little chicken right now, with a bad bout of bronchitis, get well soon!



That's all for today, have a good day, take care, and thanks for visiting!

26 comments:

  1. Lovely photo and a great card! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Fabulous sunset Valerie I agree about the colours...will we see this sky on a project...I think we will lol, great card love the textures.

    Maggie :)

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  3. Love the photo of the sky..agree...def. TH colours!
    Great card too.
    Hugs xx

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  4. Lovely pic Valerie, such a clear blue sky, and a very pretty card, great idea to use the dictionary page. Wishing you a good day, take care. xx

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  5. I like your use of the text, makes a great personalised card. Super picture of the sky. x

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  6. Morning Valerie. Beautiful photo. Hope Donna is feeling better soon. Fabulous card. Great idea to use the pages of the dictionary.... makes it really personal. Love the bird.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Hugs, Florence x

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  7. Lol Valerie. I think the photo of the sky is gorgeous and had to giggle at your TH inks comment, made me think we are all very obsessed with crafts hehe. :)
    Love your card too, that bird is a cutie
    hugs June x

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  8. Absolutely love your photo! And your card is so pretty, great gift!

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  9. I love seeing photographs of beautiful sunsets and sunrises. We have been blessed with really gorgeous sunrises over the last few days.
    I love the card you made with those lovely neutral colours.

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  10. Beautiful scene from your balcony.
    Its a super card, love the embossed bird

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  11. Great use of the dictionary page Valerie.
    We are in the middle of a thunderstorm.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  12. I LOVE all the layers you have in your card- really gorgeous! Also, gorgeous sunset!
    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  13. Great card, Val, and love that photo! Hugs, Barb

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  14. What a sweet thoughtful card, she will love it.

    Karenx

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  15. A lovely card for your friend, x

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  16. Beautiful photo of the sky! That is such a nice, personalized card for your friend!

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  17. Thanks for the brilliant sunset photo.
    Your card is amazing, I specially love the embossed bird.

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  18. The sky does have those lovely distress colors almost as if Mr. Holtz had inked a sky! That is a very sweet card for your friend and I am sure it will lift her spirits! Have a great evening!

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  19. A wonderful sunset, and a lovely card.

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  20. Beautiful sky! It showed up well. I love your card. Great job!

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  21. I like what you did with the card, and thanks for thinking of me in your blog. I'm still hacking and choking. hugs, Donna

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  22. Great inked sky! Your thoughtful card will certainly make her feel better. Your attention to detail with the personalized dictionary page is fabulous!

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  23. Very nice card. Your photo of the sky is awesome.I too have been taking pix of the sky.We share such a beautiful sky. Nice work, take care.

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  24. Hello Valerie!
    The cards are very beautiful.
    Love the colors, dictionary paper, and the embossed birdies... great style & work! :]
    ~xx

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  25. Not sure why this did not appear in my Google Reader yesterday? This is a lovely card and I love how you used the definition on your paper too. Your psychologist friend will love it! Your photo is stunning too.

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  26. So appealing! I love the mix of text with the embossed papers and ribbon. Beautiful!

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