Hi, and welcome!
July is definitely a huge wash-out, as far as summer goes...pun intended, with gritted teeth!
You know me.......give me a snow blizzard and I'm cosying-up with me mug of hot choc (heavy on the marshmallows), a good book or film, and a handmade quilt....bliss......but all this piggin' rain is way and beyond anything like seasonal....it's supposed to be midsummer, for goodness sake!!
I was talking to my next-door neighbour, Bill, this morning. His lovely wife, Stella, died very suddenly, on Sunday. Our family was at church when she was whisked away in an ambulance, and she died in hospital.
It seems that she had a blood clot near her heart. She was in her eighties......older than Bill, but usually very healthy and fit. Bill and Stella came to live with their daughter, who already lived next door to us, a few years ago.
I'll miss my little chats with Stella......we usually saw each other when I popped down to the bottom of the garden to feed Babbit........we are in the middle house of three, and each house has land at the back, beyond the garden......Stella would wander down to see how Bill's apple trees were doing, (always better than ours...haaa!), and we would "hide" down there and have girlie chats.......she liked to tell me how her big brothers would chase off any prospective boyfriends, before she met Bill........tickled me, every time!
This was a hard card to make, so I kept it simple........
A square card blank with a strip of black and white script paper from my scrap box (es)....I laid a piece of eyelet lace across and was going to use some ribbon through it, but it somehow detracted from the simplicity that I wanted to keep......
I've had this rubber stamp for years, and never used it......I inked most of the image with black Archival, but used a red Promarker on the single flower. Tearing the edges of the card and adding a piece of black, treated the same way, finished the image block.......
I did the same with the sentiment which is a really old PSX stamp....as I said, simple....no frills or embellies......Stella was a straightforward lady who told it as it was.
She'll now be in the arms of her cherished son, who died a few years ago in a car crash.
I'll miss her.
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/digistamps-4-joy-challenge-45-black-and.html Black and white + one other colour
http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.co.uk/ Monochromatic (hope my bit of red is ok?)