Monday, January 7, 2013

so happy to be . . .

back home again!  I had a wonderful time in Colorado and now I am ready to get back to my own little world.  :-)

Since I had a few thank you cards to send, here is one I made:




This is a new (to me) woodblock stamp from Hero Arts  and it has been on my wish list for a long time.  The sentiment is an old one from Penny Black.  After masking the edges of the white panel, I used picked raspberry and salty ocean distress inks to create the background.  Some diamond Stickles were added to the tips of the images.

I am entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp challenge, the A Blog Named Hero challenge and the CAS-ual Fridays challenge.

The good news is that I got a new laptop for Christmas.  The bad news is I haven't yet mastered Windows 8 and all the differences there are from my OLD Windows program.  It has taken me a long time to actually get this post ready to go!  Which defeats the whole purpose of having a new computer!!!  Grrr.

Have a great day!

14 comments:

Barb said...

Hi Joy - welcome home! Love this pretty card! The mix of inks made for a beautiful lavender shade! Give yourself some time with the new computer - you'll eventually get used to it and it'll become normal for you! Hugs! :)

Lin said...

Welcome home, Joy! So pleased to hear that you got a new computer!! Have patience with yourself, it will come.......Beautiful card!

Virginia L. said...

LOVE your CAS card, Joy!! I totally know what you mean about coming back home after a long time away from home...:) So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!Wish you all the best in 2013! HUGS!

walchowDesign said...

Welcome back, Joy! Hope you had a wonderful time with your families.

Lovely card and your distressing is beautifully done! I am sure in no time you will be an expert with your new laptop!

Linda said...

So gald to see you home again Joy!! Yes, new 'puters take TIME figuring out and getting used to but you'll get it in no time I'm sure. Love the CAS design of this card-so pretty! Thanks for your really lovely comment on my blog-and CONGRATS to you on being published again in Just Cards! I can honestly say that the card you had published was my fave in that issue by far-such a beautifully elegant card-great color choices too!!

Cindy C. said...

Very lovely card Joy! Love the soft calm bg.

Brenda said...

Hi Joy! Welcome back. It's nice to go away, but it's always nicer to be back home! I love the stark black against your inked background Joy! Precious card.

cheiron said...

SO pretty Joy! Love the color blocking and these gorgeous flowers. Thanks for playing along with the Something New Challenge over at the Simon Says Challenge Blog this week!

Maureen Morton said...

Welcome home and happy new year, joy! I am so delighted to see this beautifully masked background - that is a technique that I never use and you have inspired me to give it a try. This card is so lovely - you sure haven't lost your talent during the holiday.

Dawn Turley said...

Welcome Home Joy. This is a delightful card. Love the colour of your masked background. And once you get used to the new computer you'll love it!!!!

Karen B. said...

What a STUNNING card! I love the black against the purple.

Sugar Lump Studios said...

I love the black on the purple background. So elegant! Sounds like you had a wonderful time in Colorado too! Happy New Year!

Robin K. said...

Welcome home and Happy New Year Joy!!! The inked bg you created is gorgeous! Love the black images against it!

Theresa said...

Welcome home, Joy. I am a bit behind seeing your post. Lovely card. I too have a new laptop but stayed with Windows 7 ... did not want to try W8 just now. See you soon.