While I had fun making today's card, there is a slight note of melancholy. This image came from My Creative Scoop and their challenge is Color Inspiration Monday. I was lucky enough to win one of their challenges and I chose this "Rapunzel" image as part of my prize. Now, the story behind the wisp of sadness.
I had my hair cut recently. Not a big deal, right? Everybody goes for haircuts and hair styling. But my hairdresser cut 13 inches off my hair and it still hangs below the bottom of my shoulder blades! So, cutting the hair felt like losing a rather well-loved part of myself. But the truth is my hair was so long I couldn't sleep without first braiding it or pulling it up into a high ponytail and even then, I'd usually find myself unable to turn over in the night because I was lying on my hair.
After the cut, I still put it into a ponytail or braid at night - that keeps it out of the way and I'm not sleeping on it. It's actually kind of thrilling to run a comb through it and get to the end of the hair without having to first pick it up and lay it in my lap to comb the ends of it.
:-D So, here's the card that salutes my haircut!
I colored with ProMarkers, then cut the image and the green frame with an Unbranded die. For the tail end of the hair, I used a circle die from QuicKutz. I mounted everything onto a green card front, then added the printed and hand-cut sentiment. Perfect for celebrating St. Patrick's Day - which I do every year because, not only am I Irish on both side of the family tree, I was born on St. Paddy's! I was probably 9 or 10 before I discovered the whole country was celebrating something other than my birthday. lol
I tied the bow and added the butterfly. I used left over bits that dropped out of one of my Spellbinders dies. I took 3 of them, stacked them together, and added them to the front of the bow. That was all the embellishment this card needed.
Crafting from the Heart
Di's Digi Designs
Hiding in My Craft Room
Jo's Scrap Shack
Pammie's Inky Pinkies
I hope your weekend was both restful and productive, and that you found some creative time in there somewhere. Happy Crafting. NanaConnie