Sunday, May 27, 2012

Smudgy Antics Challenge - Color Challenge

Over at Smudgy Antics, the challenge site sponsored by Smeared Ink, we had to use at least 3 out of 5 color swatches. Here's what I came up with:

I couldn't choose just 3 so I used all 5 . Anyway, the image is one of the Love Valentine Grumpies digis from Smeared Ink, colored using Derwent's Inktense pencils. The background paper is made from a piece of pale yellow shiny cs, with the polished stone technique using Alcohol Inks. The clock (the Tim Holtz die being a present from my elder dd - I love it (and her)) was cut from white cs colored with Dusty Concord Distress Ink. Took a punched circle colored with some homemade Perfect Pearl mist in lavendar, and added a funky spiral. Also added some Mickey Mouse ears cut from a Home Depot paint chip card & the metal word Happy from Making Memories. This was mounted on a piece of lavender cs & backed with a purple cs. The lighter has been hinged so I could do some journalling underneath.

This piece evolved from what was going to be a funny get well card to something more personal, actually a journal page. Last month, I had a mild heart attack, the dr wasn't in his office that week & I didn't go to the hospital. My blood pressure was like 198/117 most of the day, his nurse told me if I felt a tightness in my chest to go to the emergency room. My arm hurt, but there was no band tightening around my chest, so I went home and tried to "rest". A week later I was finally able to get in to see him. Long story short, there's some damage to the heart but my bp is manageable w/meds. This page is to remind myself to take the time to do what makes me happy, since no one knows how much time we have left. I'm lucky and each day is a present. Thanks for looking


  1. Your story is so profound! I am glad you survived your ordeal! Gorgeous page, fabulous coloring, and wonderful take on the color challenge! Thanks for sharing with Smudgy Antics :)

  2. Glad that you made it through Dianne, and were able to show us this fab journal page. Loving the colours and colouring. Please take it easy. Thank you for sharing this with us at Smudgy Antics this week

  3. Glad you are recovering Dianne......your card makes a good point. Great take on our colour challenge. Thanks for joining us at Smudgy Antics this week :)

  4. I love your card..wonderful.please take care.
    susan s.

  5. I love the card, pls take good care of yourself, this must have been a scary experience. glad you are recovering.
    Your card is very pretty and I love the grumpie with the Mickey ears, thanks for sharing at smudgy antics

  6. OMG Dianne - you must take care of yourself and chill out. Take time to just sit and craft and relaaaaaaaaxxxxxxxxxxx.
    So glad you are recovering now :-)
    Lovely card and that background is super. I must look up that technique :-) Thank you for playing at Smudgy Antics :-D xxxx