Hello and Happy Monday. My week is off to a good start. I made this card for my Uncle who is terminally ill, the one I visited in April. I speak to him every week, and in our chat on Saturday he asked me to find something for him. He wears a silver and turquoise ring he bought years ago when visiting here in AZ. He said he always wanted to find a turquoise cross. Could I get one for him. Of course I was MORE than happy to. So yesterday I went to Scottsdale to the shops and found a very nice one for him. Of course this meant a nice card in the southwest theme to go with it!
This card was a real adventure to make! I used this stamp of the coyote which I've had and never used and colored him with my Copic's. Then I wanted a paper background that was a southwest design. I couldn't find any anywhere, not even on line printable. So, I put on my thnking cap and found a web site that sells rugs of southwestern design. I saved one of the pics that I liked and printed it out, perfect! When adding the finishing touches I colored a white feather with my Copic's and then added the black one. But I needed something to put at the end of the feathers. I scrounged through tons of goodies in my stash and finally decided on the arrow, which was a piece that is a clock hand! I covered the center with the little wooden button and voila! It all came together! It really just goes to prove that "nceccessity is the Mother of Invention!"