'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Today I‘m thankful for miracles…those little, everyday miracles we take for granted, the little ‘coincidences’ (or God incidences, as some of us call them) we are thankful for AND the BIG ones we don’t see quite as often, but we DO see them now and again... totally inexplicable events and occurrences.

Time has been short today, so I made a quick card. The Inkylicious words just happened to be on my stamping mat because I took them out for some reason last week and left them out so that I would use them!

I took my favourite Penny Black stamp off the wooden mount last week and attached it to some EZ mount, so I could use it in my Stamping Platform Smile so I decided to use that. The stamp itself is more of an artistic impression than a defined image, so it doesn’t make a great deal of difference, if I’m honest, but it’s better in some ways. I used Tombows and scribbled some onto my mat for spattering over the stamped images.


I ended up having to mount this onto a 7” square card – it would, perhaps, have been more suitable for a journal page and will probably make its way into one of my journals in this form or a similar one.

These other cards use one of my favourite Miracle stamps, from Impression Obsession. The first was dry embossed after making the card front, the second was an Oxide background, with a white embossed image and some Brilliance Moonlight White overstamping and stencilling. The flowers were coloured with Prismas.



I’m sharing this with Art Every Day Month

Retro Rubber Challenge – Anything Goes (I’ve had the PB fuchsia stamp around 15 years!)

Words to Craft by – Blessings


Creative Fingers – Anything Goes.

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11 very kind comments from lovely people:

Jan Clothier said...

Both your cards are fantastic! I like the impressionist style of your first card. The colours you've used are so sympathetic to the style. Lovely! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

pearshapedcrafting said...

I know what you mean here Cath and don't they often happen just when you need them!? These cards are beautiful, the sketchy one looks very artistic, the embossing on the second one really is striking and the last one...well...those colours are fabulous! Hope you are having a good week! Hugs, Chrisx

Meggymay said...

Beautiful cards Cath, all the images looked lovely and I can imagine how the first stamp one will be great for journals..
Yvonne xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I’ve been without electricity for over a day. It has been frigid cold here and my fingers are still not warm. I would have been by sooner, but wanted to get something together for AEDM.

I can envision that first card being part of an art journal. It is lovely and the way you colored it is fabulous.

Your other cards are great, too. I am so in awe of all the cards you are able to make each day for AEDM.

Neet said...

Love the last card so much. It really showcases the image somewhat.
I can understand you taking the Penny Black one off the block - the stamping platform is such a useful tool for stampers that it makes sense, plus it solves storage problems too. Can see why this is a favourite image of yours. beautiful.
Hugs, Neet xx

Erika N said...

Love your quick cards Cath. I am having one of those busy weeks too! No fancy art from me, but your cards are much more creative than what I am putting together. Hugs-Erika

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful cards and I love your words today, so inspirational 😀. Sending you happy and creative wishes! J 😊 x

Claire Grantham said...

Great cards, I love it when you have a go to stamp that can help you with some quick makes. I love the colours and the warm feel of your first card. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

LeAnne said...

What a gorgeous creation...the colors are so soft and pretty and your floral image and just beautiful! Nice to see a floral creation in the gallery, too! Thanks for sharing this with us at Retro Rubber this week!

Celeste Goff said...

Such a beautiful card and that sentiment is beyond perfect! Thank you for joining us at Words 2 Craft By!

Sybrina K said...

Cath, What a beautiful card! If only my scribbling would turn out so well... Thanks so much for playing along with us this month at Words 2 Craft By. :)