As I've been feeling lacklustre of late I've been blog hopping and surfing looking at all the gorgeous craft blogs out there, looking for inspiration and hoping that some might magically come through the keyboard to my hands. While hopping I was lucky enough to win a gorgeous set of stamps (Tree Greetings) on the Mark Finest Papers and Stamps August Blog hop. In this set are some gorgeous palm trees. It made me think of Dad sailing up the Queensland coast with friends. They asked him to come away with them for a while to take him out of the empty house and hopefully put a smile on his face, show him its ok to be happy. I made the following card for the FOSTV Challenge 39 which is to put a tag or ticket on your card. I hope this trip is the ticket to some happiness for Dad, he's been doing it hard this year.
The tag has distress ink back ground and the Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps palm trees have been coloured with copics. The background paper is from Stamp-it Australia - a gorgeous water colour image called Pelicans. Boy oh Boy do I have trouble with cutting up lovely patterned paper, I nearly cried. That is probably why every drawer in my craftroom is chock-a-block full of papers. I think I need some counselling or I wont be able to move for paper. The ticket is from a cuttlebug cut and emboss die - vintage collage and coloured with distress ink. The other embellishments are some ric rac and some kaisercraft pearls.
I'd also like to enter this card into the following challenge
The Poodles Parlour - Tag you're it challange