Friday, January 13, 2012

Being sick sucks, but Tylenol cold is some good stuff!

I didn't go to work today. When my alarm went off at 7:00 this morning, I pretty much felt like my body had met with a truck, and the truck had won. I went back to sleep for a bit, woke up long enough to realize I still felt like crud and that moving further than grabbing my cell off of my nightstand just wasn't a good idea. I called out and went right back to sleep until lunch time. At that point, I got up long enough to shove some food down my throat and plant my butt on the couch. All afternoon, I plied myself with Tylenol Cold and didn't move from my couch. Around 4:00 or so, I got a spurt of energy. I came upstairs, checked out some blogs, and started to make a card. Dizziness took over, and I went back to the couch. Then I came back up here and did some more to the card. Then I laid down again. Got up, did some more, then laid down again. You get the idea. Here it is, almost time for bed. I still feel achey. My head hurts, and I feel a little bit dizzy. However, this card kept calling to me to be finished. It took quite a few hours, and many stops and starts due to Mr. Nasty or whatever this is, but I finally finished my card. I really think Tylenol Cold helped out quite a bit, too. It seems to work better for me than most OTC drugs for knocking out the nasties.

Anyway, here it is:
Let's see if I can remember all I used on this card.
Paper and effects done to it: Well, there's plain old craft paper from the value paks at either Michael's or Hobby Lobby. There's some Basic Grey white basics paper. Most of the paper was distressed and one piece was crimped. Then I played around with some Copic White Opaque paint on it. I am in love. It gives a great effect and dried quickly. I used a fiskars border punch at the bottom. Oh, and the scallops and oval for the image to rest on are from Nestabilities dies.
Sentiment: The stamp is from Inkadinkado, and I stamped it on Kraft paper then cut it with a Magnolia tag die. I added some twisted twine to the top of the tag, as well as the white opaque paint.
Embellishments: The flowers and silver corner piece are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The ribbon is from Michael's. The lace is old lace that I got in a big basket of lace at an antique shop. The butterfly is from prima's canvas collection; I embossed it and then I misted it with three different Glimmer Mists.
The image (the most important part!): She's an Elisabeth Bell image from Whiff of Joy. I've had this one for a while and she remains one of my favorites. I colored her with copics, but it's been so long that I have no recollection of the colors I used. Then I covered her with Crackle Effects. It's hard to see that in the photo, but she has a really neat effect with the little crackles everywhere.

I'm entering this card in the Digi Bells "anything goes" challenge for guest DT spots. I'd love to be on their GDT. I have been a fan of Elisabeth Bell's images for a long time, and probably have 75-100 of them. They're just too cute to do anything but buy them and bring them home!!! I'm always so excited to get them in the mail (or email, for digi).


Sara I. said...

OMG, this is AMAZING!!! LOVE all the textures from the crimping and paints; and fun details like the corner piece and twine - the ribbon and flowers are just gorgeous!!! So, so beautiful Gina - just LOVE this!
Hope Mr. Nasty leaves you soon and you start to feel better!! ~hugs

Kim Kelley said...

Love this card Gina! At least you got something done while being sick! I love EB images too! Adorable! HUGS

Janneke said...

Beautiful card ;o)
thank you for joining the GDT Call ...

Marion E. said...

That you were able to make this amazing card while being so sick! Fantastic job you did!!! Hope you are feeling better now!
Good luck with the GDT Call!


Sissi4477 said...

Such a cute card.
Thanks for joining the GDT-call and good luck.