Thursday, May 21, 2015

Bleeding for Clara

     I know it's a strange blog's ways to use it challenge is to use red and white in honor of Clara Barton. She's actually one of my heroes right up there with Florence Nightingale. In my life before kids I was a nurse. I had a chance to put that nursing into a little action last week as I spent it with my mom for her hospital stay for a craniotomy to remove another metastasis from her breast cancer. 
Here we are a couple of days post-op....already up and playing a game of Scrabble! Mom's a nurse too!
I'd pinned a technique to try quite a while ago but didn't have the right tissue paper. I made an attempt with regular tissue, but the colors don't run. Here's the link to the Tissue Painted Canvas I'd pinned originally. 
Pardon the messy desk-here are the first two I did. I started with the flowers and had a bit more run than I envisioned. I kept the paper flatter for the heart and circle pieces.

Since this one had run anyway, I went ahead and added more water and moved the drips around on this one. I'll add a photo back later, but since I dried the piece with my Embossing Gun with the flowers in place, you can still see the outline of the flowers even with all the extra run.

Here's the card I finished. I still have the other two pieces to play with later. I made a simple tilted panel layout and stole a piece of trim off a tag I'd made and used at Christmas time. My sentiment is embossed by inking first in Versamark and then Real Red and then embossed in clear ep. I added a bit of highlighting to the circles with my SU Chalkboard Marker.

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