July 27, 2009

Thinking of you

Hi, everyone!
Thank you so much for your concern about our weather disaster. We are now in a respite from the heavy rain. And yesterday was..., it was so noisy that many helicopters - mass medias' included - flied, and the sirens of ambulances or police cars resounded all day long. ('Cos, there are heliports, firehouses, and police stations are all around here.) It's easy to have clear grasps of the conditions of stricken areas in urban districts, but so difficult in up‐country areas. The problem is how we find the peoples under disconnection and support them as soon as we can... I really appreciate all your kind words. Thank you.

 Well, I made a card to use the technique from the 2Peas 'Thinking Inking Class Week 6'. And this card is for senior people who lives alone. This is one of my volunteers to carry out the intention of my deceased mother. I make 5 cards (or postcards) quarterly to hand them to the representative of the welfare section of our city hall. (I don't know who receives mine. The receiver's names and addresses are witten by the city hall staffs to protect the personal information.)

This is the card, 'Thinking of you'
I used the background fabric technique from 2Peas 'Thinking Inking class Week 6', part 3 video - distress stickles on fabric. The fabric I used is printed linen lawn, this is originally little bit distressed. 'Cos, this fabric is made to have the Durham Quilt look - Durham, England in Victorian Age.
And the butterfly coloring are Liquid Pearls, Acrylic Paint Dabbers and Perfect pearl with water as water colors.
* I don't have Dimensional Pearls yet, I tried to use several Liquid Pearls and acrylic paints with water this time. But the result was a little bit matte, so I added the mica powder, the Perfect Pearls by Ranger.
Love to do a few experiments and play. *grin*

This is a closeup photo.
  I used coiled wire of Salzburg Gebinde (Austrian craft) for butterfly's antennae.

stamp used:
HA Heart Winged Butterfly / F5158 HA Clear design Friends / CL351
paper: American Crafts CS
Ink & embossing powder:
Tsukineko VersaFine / Onyx Black
Ranger Distress Embossing Powder / Vintage Photo
Ranger Liquid Pearls/ White Opal, Gold, Petal Pink, Baby blue
Ranger Acrylic Dabber / Willow, Stream
Ranger Pearfect Pearls / Pearfect Pearls
Ranger Stickles / Diamond, Distress Frayed Burlap, Antique linen, Scattered Straw
HA heart shape pearl, threads, printed linen lawn fabric (Lucien Durham Quilt Collection), coiled wire

Thanks for looking! :)


  1. Gorgeous! Love the effect you achieved. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. This is so beautiful! Love everything about this card, Tomo!


  3. Beautiful, beautiful card Tomo. I love your use of fabric and the butterfly is gorgeous. Great sparkle too. Best wishes.

  4. Hi Tomo! I sure hope that people are safe! I am keeping you & the others in your area in my thoughts & prayers. Keep us updated!

  5. Love your design Tomo..very Elegant...I am Monika from HA Flickr...hope you are well dear...hugs, Monika

  6. Beautiful thinking of you card!

  7. Hi, Tomo! Glad to hear you are okay. This card is just gorgeous! Love the fabric you picked! :-)

  8. Fantastic work at this card!! absolutely soft and sweet, perfect!


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