A quick share today of a card I've just made as a thank you for the gift of sleep.
Regular readers will know I'm working away from home at the moment (one more week...), and staying in temporary accommodation.
It's a perfectly decent little flat (owned by the theatre company I'm working for), with an amazing view right onto the river, but the one major problem was the bedding.
As I get older, I'm getting more and more particular about my bed, duvet and pillows, and this was just your cheap-as-chips basic fare, so for the first few nights I got barely any sleep, and also developed a very stiff neck.
One of the actors - with whom I'm also good friends (we've worked together almost continuously for more than six years now) - came magnificently to the rescue by lending me the spare pillows he'd brought up for his partner, who's not due to come and stay until the end of this week - perfect timing!
So thanks to him, I've slept beautifully, and am so relieved to say all stiffness has retreated... he saved my neck, literally!
I wanted to create a card that had something of a historical feel, given that we've worked mainly on Shakespeare together.
I used PaperArtsy Fresco paints in Nougat, Old Gold and French Roast to build up layers of colour on the kraft card I used.
I left a paler area for the lettering - a Shakespeare quotation seemed appropriate, given that he's the house playwright, and the pen nib also seemed right as an addition.
The edges of the card have been given some rough texture with the Tim Holtz Paper Distresser and some Gathered Twigs DI.
The little corner stamp is by BoBunny.
On the inside of the card it's stamped in Coffee Archival over some rough brushwork, like an old plaster wall.
I've now written inside it my grateful thanks to him, along with the line about him saving my neck! Now all I have to do is make an envelope the right size...
Thanks for dropping in today. I'm so grateful, as always, for your visits and your amazingly generous comments. Have a wonderful week, and see you soon!
For this relief, much thanks.
I can no other answer make but thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks.
Twelfth Night III.iii
Both by William Shakespeare
I'm entering this in the following:
Simon Says Stamp and Show's challenge Thank You
At Pile It On they would like to see Anything but a Christmas Card