Friday, April 15, 2016

Beautiful sunshine. I am a happy camper. I must need the sun because I sure get blue when there is day after day of gray clouds. Yesterday I went for my eye checkup and as I walked in the door the telltale sparkle of a migraine started. The sparkle lasted about 20 minutes, which is really long for me, and then the headache set in. I had to get through the appt. and then run by the grocery to get the food for our family dinner Sunday. As soon as the groceries were put away I was on the couch. It has been over five years since I had one. This morning I have a dull headache but not like yesterday. I hope they don't start up again. I have an appt. today that I need to keep.

I don't know why someone didn't stop me as I was making this card! I wanted to try the Color Burst powders. The colors are so pretty and I love the mix of them. It got a little splotchy but that was okay. Then I stamped the SU flowers in a stitched oval, then added a scalloped oval and that was okay.  I colored the flowers with copics and then the background of the flowers looked so bare so I sponged it. Shouldn't have used a yellow color so I went over it with blue, which of course made it somewhat green. But did I stop there with all that going one? No, I didn't. Since I had that color of green sequins I thought I should add a few. When I got them out I saw that I also had sequins in the blue color so why not put those on too. Then the greeting on vellum didn't show up very well with all that color behind it so I added white strip behind the vellum. And to think I made this card all in one day! No wonder I had a migraine. Be kind to one another and please don't scream out loud when you view this card today.

Edited: Now that I see the picture I find that one of the top green sequins fell off. What do you think this card is trying to tell me? I also wanted to tell you Molly is fine. Both of her lumps were benign and she goes back in ten days to have her stitches out.


9 comments:

  1. Oh Brenda - you really do make me laugh! It's a lovely card - but your description of the making is too funny! Hope that migraine's cleared up OK!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  2. (Whispering...) Brenda, I'm so sorry you have a migraine. I hope it's all gone and you are feeling much better today. I'm so glad Molly is okay, too!! Your card is gorgeous!! I read your description before I looked at the card and decided you must have posted a different one because this one is fabulous!! The background looks amazing!! Feel better soon and have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  3. It's a process friend!! sometimes we come full circle back to our original plan, you just kept going with it and I think the end result is wonderful...don't you love those color bursts? I don't have that brand, I have brushos, I think they are similar...Wonderful shots of color!! Hope you are now on the mend and Molly too...you need to keep making cards!! have a terrific weekend!! Heart Hugs, Colleen

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  4. Hi Brenda, Glad you've got some sun & hope your HA is gone! So happy to hear that Molly's lumps were benign--give her a pat on the head from me. I had myself prepared for a disaster reading your hilarious account of creating this card--but it's beautiful, you silly gal! You've inspired me to use my Color Bursts! By the way, I'd never heard of HS art screen ink either, but someone used it on a card & then I happened to see a tube in the close out bin so got it. I wanted the gold like the other person had, but of course they were out. The white is really more of a silver & it is gorgeous, so turned out to be a lucky purchase! Hugs, Greta

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  5. Aren't those backgrounds fun to make? You get something different each time. I love the colors your chose. I think it's beautiful! Hope you are feeling better. I've been fortunate and never experienced a migraine, but my husband suffers from them.

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  6. You karack me up, Brenda! First of all, I LOVE your card! You know how I am with blues and greens, so I screamed all right, but out of pleasure, not pain!

    I'm so happy that it is warming up and you are having sunny days. I'm like that, too, I need the sun to energize me. And I'm so happy to hear that Molly and her bumps are fine! On the other hand, I'm very sorry to hear about the migraine. I pray that it was just an isolated event and you don't have any more!! Love and hugs, Darnell

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  7. Oh Brenda you did make me smile reading all your mishaps making this card. I was almost too afraid to get to the bottom of the post but so glad I did as it is gorgeous. (why are we always our own worst critic).
    Nout wrong with this card. Sorry it caused you to have a migraine though. glad to hear that Molly is ok. hugs Mrs A.

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  8. Oh dear on the migraine. I hope you're not setting in for some of those to plague you. Not fun. Your card is really pretty...but I had a good chuckle at your adventures in making. Sounds just like what happens in my craft life. However, I think it all turned out very pretty in the end...and your colorburst background is gorgeous...The card is just perfect to send. I am the same with the constant gray days, I need sunshine too. Hugs. Oh yes, I'm happy for you & Molly with the outcome of the lumps. Pats to Molly as well.

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  9. Oh Brenda, hate to hear that you had a migraine! I used to suffer from them as well, but when I had my hysterectomy they stop. They started when I was in the 4th grade. They.are.not.fun! I hope they don't start plaguing you again either. I am also glad that Molly is ok. Love your card and even though it gave you problems it is still a beautiful card. You have at least tried the brusho's, I don't have any but want to try them out sometime. Maybe you just needed more water so they would spread out more. Oh, I NEED sunshine too, get way to depressed when it stays cloudy for days and weeks on end. Hugs, Brenda

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