Daughter No.2 is Little Cobs’ (my Grandson) Mummy. She’s not been too well and I knew she was in a pickle to get out to buy thank you cards for teachers and helpers at the end of term time for Little Cobs. (Why she doesn’t just get all her cards from me -f.o.c. – is a mystery!). So I offered to make the cards. She needed three altogether and she left it up to me to design and make them. (she trusts me! Yup, she’s crazy, I know!)
So for his teacher, who he loves, worships and adores to the moon and back … I made this card….
… Made using Altenew Stamps (roses). I decided upon the wording first, – oh, and where it says ‘Little Cobs’ on the photo there … in real life it actually has his name there, in the same font as the one I used for the sentiment, just smaller in size. It says beneath his name, if you can’t quite read it: aged 6 – because he is! See … he and I are so close in age (’cause I’m 7 as you know) and this is why we get along so well and understand each other. 😀
Once the sentiment was printed, I stamped the images – 6 roses and some leaves, and then onto some spare card, I stamped two more roses, and fussy cut those out then added double-sided foam tape to the back to fix them to the card, in order to give it a little dimension.
To finish the front off, I added some Aurora Borealis sequins and a sprinkle of pearls in three different sizes.
The back of the card … well I resisted the urge to write: Made by Grammy Cobs …. and instead did the proper thing …
… if you can’t read it, try this one – I blew it up a little ….
And that … is all there was to it! To be truthful, it sounds harder than it really is. There are two more cards, but I need to re-size photo’s of those so it’s just ‘Show and Tell’ for this one today. 😀
There was sadly no painting going on over the weekend as I had a doozer of a headache and even the thought of painting was too much. I doubt I could have come up with an idea to make into a picture other than black, black and more black.
But normal service is resumed today. I began to paint earlier but then ended up having a mega chat via text messages with daughter. It would have been so much easier had I spoken to her on the phone – and darn quicker too.
These kids now, they have this monkey thing going on with their thumbs and can type out a chapter of a book quicker than I can find my smilies on my phone to add to a three word message! I’m just tooo s…..l….o…..w at texting. Typing on a proper key board I’m fine at. I’m a trained touch typist. (not bragging, just tellin’ ya) But longish nails combined with teeny tiny keys and then add a sprinking of idiot to the mix – all that, in charge of a cell phone, – well let’s just say it doesn’t make the perfect scenario!
So anyhoo… … I began to paint, but ended up having to pack things away and continue the hour-long texting session. However, … I’ll be back in my craft room tomorrow and hopefully finish the painting off and photos will follow.
- For the girls reading: It’s a watercolour life study of a naked man – Mr.Cobs posed.
- For the men … it’s a painting of a Kentucky Fried Chicken Family Bucket, with a bottle of Coke sat next to it.
… (and if you believe it’s either of those things then you’ll also believe I can knit jelly!)
In the meantime … Have a Happy Tuesday. Be kind. Be brave. Be beautiful. Be you. For you are truly amazing, just the way you are.
Thank you for coming. It means the world to me to see you.
Have a good day, where ever you are. And where ever you are, may your God go with you.