Moxie Fab World's Get Sketchy Challenge

Thursday, April 15, 2010

That's right!  I've got Moxie Fab World's Get Sketchy Challenge to create a project (card, gift bag, tag, layout, home decor item, mini-book cover, etc.) that uses the following sketch, in an innovative way, for you all, today.
 Here's what I came up with.
I started this card by piecing together a couple, great, patterned papers and machine stitching a light-green-threaded, straight stitch around their edges.  I love how the soft, green and yellow one looks just like the inside of a beehive.  Perfect!  I, also, machine stitched a light-green-threaded, zig-zag stitch between the two, before adhering them to the Barely Banana, cardstock, card face.  I, then, stamped the beehive image, in Basic Black ink, on a square piece of white cardstock; colored in the little heart with Barely Banana ink; framed it with a larger, square piece of Green Gable cardstock, as well as another, light-green-threaded, straight stitch; gave it all a healthy dose of distress ink; and adhered it, to the card face, with dimensionals, low and center and, slightly, overlapping the chipboard piece.
The chipboard piece was painted in a soft yellow, acrylic paint; covered in white glitter; dressed up with a black, grosgrain ribbon, tied around its upper, left edge; and adhered to the card face, slightly, behind the beehive image but inside the machine stitching.  The "[bee] happy" sentiment was stamped, in Basic Black ink, on a hand-cut, white-cardstock, word bubble, which was, then, edged with Barely Banana ink, as well as a little distress ink, before being adhered, with stacked dimensionals, inside the glitter frame and overlapping the beehive image frame.

This card is for David.
David is another one of Jennifer's Cards for Kids kiddos.  My goal was to send at least one card to each child, but I've been horrible at this!  I feel just awful that it has taken me so long to get them all sent.  Life has gotten the best of me!  Just two more little boys to go, and all ten kiddos will have gotten at least one card from me.  Yippeee!

According to Jennifer's blog, on 8/18/09, David went through a noncontrast CT scan due to right hand tremors.  They found a brain mass.  On 8/27/09, David underwent an MRI, and it found a mass arising from the right cerebellum.  This mass is right of the midline and causes moderate mass-effect against adjacent soft-tissue structures.  David underwent surgery to remove the tumor, but they were not able to remove it, due to its location.  They did a biopsy to find out if the tumor is malignant or benign.  After a couple of weeks of waiting for the diagnosis and a wrong diagnosis, they found out the tumor was benign, but it is just as dangerous because of its location.

On his blog, David's Aunt Sheyla says, in December, he underwent an MRI, to see how things were, and Praise God the tumor has not grown.  It is stable, and his neurosurgeon is only going to keep monitoring every 3 months with an MRI.  We are praying and believing that God will either heal it completely or keep it where it is without growth.  There are no symptoms, and his hair is growing in and hiding his "battle scars", as we call it.  Thank you for your prayers and love.  David is active, again, in his Royal Rangers Club, in school, and playing with his friends.  He can't wait to celebrate his 7th birthday [this month]...

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Mini Mates & Picture This (SU) Paper: Barely Banana & Green Gable (SU); white (Georgia Pacific); black & white, checkered patterned (Paper Studio); soft, green & yellow, beehive-looking patterned (Sandy Lion) Ink: Basic Black & Barely Banana (SU); Chamomile (PTI) Other: chipboard (Best Occasions); Lemonade, acrylic paint (Folkart); white glitter (K&Company); light-green thread & sewing machine; black, grosgrain ribbon

2 comments:

Katy said...

Your card is wonderful -- love the color combo! How sweet of you to send it to David.

Cath said...

Hey Jinny! Thanks for entering the Get Sketchy Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)