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Monday, July 23, 2012


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!"


  1. Wow, you did an amazing job on this. the idea of using the pic for the background paper is something I never would have thought of. It looks amazing!

  2. wow!!! fabulous card!!! love it!! =)
    hugs, SannaS


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