Wednesday, February 8, 2012
I learned about Sebastian and his great courage from Amy's blog, who read about it at Charlene's blog. If you'd like to send some love to a little boy who has the most courageous heart, please read about him at Ms. Brown's blog, and please consider making up a card and sticking it in the mail. Be prepared to feel love for a little boy that you've never met. I have two boys of my own so Sebastian's story really pulled at my heartstrings. I want to put just one smile on his face.
I was inspired by the colors from the Lawnscaping Challenge-so striking. Red, Black, White and spots of Gray. Although don't literally showcase hearts on my creation, I still feel as though the puppy on this card will bring a smile to Sebastian's face, help him feel the love, as Ms. Brown indicates, along with all the other cards that will soon line the hospital room walls. I know how much our "puppy" brings joy to my boys. The puppy is colored lightly with marker, and his tail and muff are have been shaded with a white gel pen for dimension.
Also, I took the layout available at Artful Delight and transformed it into a card. The notebook panel and patterned paper panels represent the three photo boxes, the clouds are the circles and the banner is the title. I always feel a sense of accomplishment when I can make a card from a layout sketch.
So this creation is going into an envelope that has already been addressed and stamped, and it will be sent out tomorrow. I know in my heart that this crafty blogging community is full of love, will you please consider making and sending a card, and show Sebastian some love?
Cardstock: (White) Office Max, (Soft Stone) PTI
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper, Envelope
Stamps: (Critters in the Burbs, Sophie's Sentiments, Bannerific) LawnFawn
Ink: (Onyx Black Versafine) Tsukineko
Dies: (Clouds, Notebook) PTI
Tools: (Circle Impression Plate) PTI
Other: (Black Pen) Pilot, (White Gel) Signo, (Markers) Copic