Healing Grace

This week found my creative energy going into prayers and visualizing a successful surgery for a loved one. Thankfully all turned out well for him! 

stamps: Paper Inspirations (World Map), Inkadinkado (clock, wings); vintage image
I felt connected and productive while lovingly crafting this card. The sports reference and symbolism of 'being on top of the world' was the perfect fit for him. 

In 'real life' this card has lots of depth. You can add dimension to cards in several ways. Glue dots literally raise the clock and football player elements. A brad creates a shiny raised center for the timepiece. A bit of sparkle on the wingtips provide lift.

Stamped letters are cut out and the edges are inked for dimension. You can also see two different background papers. The top one has a torn edge for texture that is then chalked for an aged effect.

 Color pencils make the main stamped globe seem round instead of flat. Finally, all four edges of the card are inked for an aged and dimensional effect. 

Art is a way for me to express my love and gratitude.  Despite a stressful week and the fact that sometimes life causes us to fumble, there are so many things to be grateful for. Loved ones. Skilled surgeons. Ministers. Friends. The opportunity for another day...

Q: What are you grateful for? 

Thank you for visiting.

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