I've been home the last two days and yet really haven't had the mojo to get some serious crafting done. Yesterday, I chalked it up to being tired from the whirlwind trip to Seattle. I did some playing, but not a whole lot. I expected today to be a marathon day in the craft room and, yet, I didn't really get much done. I finished up a card and then decided I needed to clean my craft room a bit. Hubby was home today so I mentioned a shelf I would like built for my craft room and we talked through a bit of a move around. Well that, of course, meant a trip to Lowe's. While there, I got the call that my intern died over the weekend. I was shocked. He had the flu last week and I sent him home to rest (and keep the rest of us from being exposed). We emailed every day but it didn't seem like it was anything out of the usual for a flu and now he's just gone. It seems a bit unreal.
So needless to say, I'm not feeling very crafty right now. I've finished cleaning my craft room and I think that's all that's going to get done today. But at least I have this card I finished up to share with you. I posted the background I was working on it back on Instagram on Sunday. It's a background stamp I bought at Impress while I was there for Sandy's copic class. I stamped it with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with some clear embossing powder. I sponged on three colors of Distress Ink in overlapping stripes (I just love those new mini round applicators - I get much nicer results). Then I added some watered down Distress Ink over the flourishes but then toweled it off after a minute or so.
I cut the completed panel down with the smallest frame from Mama Elephant's Femme Frames. I practiced my copic coloring on images from Lawn Fawn's Home Sweet Home set then cut them out (fussy cutting for the birds and leaves and dies for the branch, banner and house). I stamped the banner in Smoke ink from Simon Says Stamp, but the rest were the standard Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Once it was all cut out, it was just a manner of gluing them in place and adding some pop dots on the sentiment. Then because I'm obsessed with Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents lately, I added Wink of Stella to the banner and Glossy Accents to the bird, the leaves and the heart on the bird house.