Sunday, May 15, 2011

Get Whale Soon

So, it would appear that my computer is just psycho. 

Seriously.  I think it needs to be put on medication.

It would seem that said computer takes great pleasure in giving me false hope with little snippits of times where it will work, only to snatch it away when I'm in the middle of trying to get something accomplished online.

This is one of those snippits of time that it appears to be working.  So, I am going to QUICKLY try and post a project.


There are just some cards I wish I NEVER had to make.  Sympathy cards are one.  But this isn't a sympathy card. 

This is a Get Well Soon card.  For the 15 y/o daughter of good family friends.  On Tuesday, she will undergo brain surgery to try and remove a 1.5 cm tumor from the cerebellum vermis (a very important part of the brain that controls proprioception and movement). 


But!  This young lady has a very positive attitude and a whole lotta spunk!  She posted on her Caring Bridge page that she thought that everyone should just "Save the Whales and Kill the Tumor". 

Her Motto and design have been made into a T-shirt., which will raise money to help bring awareness to brain tumors. 

I decided that I know NOTHING about what 15 y/o girls are into and wouldn't think as corney (as it would seem I'm surrounded by barrels of testostrone).  So I went with the Whale Theme.   The jury is still out on whether or not this is too cutsey or corney, but I will take refuge in the fact that I'm probably at the age where all 15 y/o kiddo's will just roll their eyes at me and think that I'm just another corney adult. 

The 5 1/2" square  base is Gina K's Pure Luxury.  The design paper is from My Mind's Eye and comes from my "I've had forever stash".  The Whale image, from Stampin' Up's Silly Sea Life, was stamped using Archival Jet Black ink onto a scrap piece of Pure Luxury.  I die cut around the image with my Classic Circle Nestabilities.  Leaving the image in the die, I made a mask of the whale and lightly sponged Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass for the sky and a combination of  Distress Broken China and SU's Pacific Point for the ocean.  I added some waves with Copic markers. 

The whale was also colored with Copics and then covered with Glossy Accents.  The waves were highlighted with Distress Rock Candy sticklesHint:  Do NOT try to speed up the drying of Glossy Accents (even from the back of your paper) with a heat gun.  This poor guy has a blister on his head that required an attempted fix by adding more Glossy Accents.  Just sayin'.

Finally, the image and design paper were matted with an unknown SU blue. It would seem that SOMEONE just bought all the blue paper's from her former upline when said upline decided to quit stamping.  But SOMEONE has no idea what blue this particular shade is, as she has not kept up with the latest from SU.  Robin's Nest Dew Drops finish off the bling on the card. 


That's about it for me today.  I need to start tackling the mile long list of projects that need to be done over the next two weeks as school winds down!  Keep your fingers crossed that my computer will continue on the  "I like you phase". 

'Till then..............give your loved ones a Whale of a Hug. 



I have no idea if a 15 year old will just love this or not. But for me...The old Broad....I just love it! I think it is so thoughtful you incorporated a whale into the design just for her! Well done my friend!

Sylvia said...

Terrific card, Starla! I hope the 15 yr old recovers nicely! So muxh we wsih would not happen in this world, isn't there. Sorry about your computer, but after all it is a computer. I have a tv that is ancient, never any problems inspite of multiple moves, then I have a flat screen, moved once and about three years old, just quit last Thanksgiving. I finally took it in to be repaired, just thought it was the brand. But no, the shop was full of every name you could think of flat screens. The technician told me it was just a sign of the times! Hope you get all your end of school projects done! Happy crafting to you.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

freakin' computers! don't they know just how much we're attached to them????? geeze!

what a super card (as always) and i still think you should write!

hugs :)

Dawn Mercedes said...

you've done a whale of a job great to see this older set!