last week marked a bit of an event in niece lindsay marie's life: a head injury that turned out to be a *CONCUSSION*!!! on the other hand, when one considers she is nearly eight and this is her first trip to the emergency room... well, i suppose that is below average in terms of childhood trauma, isn't it? luckily, she is FINE, and we've been told there will be no lasting effects, but it was a bit of a scary day!
i planned to make a traditional "get well" card, but somehow when i went to put the sentiment on, it seemed wrong. afterall, she wasn't sick, as such. i had everything else completed, and was still dithering about wordage... and considering just leaving the front blank... when i decided to go with the phrase that popped into my head when i first heard the story:
(patterned paper: bo bunny, basic grey, paper co, doodlebug, pink paislee; thickers: american crafts; flowers: prima & making memories; brad: making memories; pen: copic outliner .25; ink: colorbox)
"oh NO!" sort of sums it up nicely, don't you think?! i went with purple because it's lindsay's favorite color and realized quite happily whilst making the card that a "purple heart" is associated with both injury and bravery. however, when i showed the card to LHJ, he asked if i had been trying to create something which resembled *A BRUISE*??!?!?! ummmmmmm... not reallllllllly, no!!! yikes! :) :) :)
i used this week's fabulous sketchy thursdays sketch as a "road map" for my design:
i also forewent (is that the past tense of "forego"? anyone?!) my usual stitching in favor of some outlining in pen... and a few scallops around my doilies... in honor of this week's magnificently titled city crafter challenge DO-YA-DOODLE?! ♥