Thursday, March 31, 2011

Creative Sketches Week 26 Anything Goes

 Well my card sort of matches the sketch flipped, LOL! It is Anything Goes week. There is a special story behind this week's creation. I have been a member of the Oriental Stamp Art list for about 10 years. You get to know some of the ladies online really well and become friends. And once in a great while you get to meet one of your online friends in person. Such was the case about a week ago on March 22nd. My friend Nancy put a call out to our list earlier this month that she was coming to Dallas and would anyone like to meet up? Nancy is one of my favorite OSA ladies so of course I made arrangements to drive down and spend the day.
She lives in Nova Scotia so this was indeed a once in a lifetime opportunity.  The bonus - it was her birthday! I took her a present of a couple of oriental style stamps from a local stamp artist and made this card for her. Sorry, hardly any SU! supplies this week. The card base is Concord Crush cardstock. The humming bird is embossed, I used a border ribbon punch to create the lattice effect and added beautiful Washi paper. Not too shabby, Eh? LOL!

We had a wonderful day shopping the local art stores and had lunch together. We totally forgot about pictures all day so we nabbed a cabbie back at her hotel to snap a couple of pics of us together. I'm on the left, Nancy's on the right.

We sure had fun and who knows? Maybe one day I'll make it to Nova Scotia for a visit.

Don't forget to see what the other ladies have been designing on the Creative Sketches site.