Recently the news highlighted on one young lady, Lauren Hill. She has terminal brain cancer and despite this, she fights on to play college basketball however her body will let her. When I saw her, her courage and her smile, facing down death, I felt impelled to create a small, humble, poured-out-of-my-heart card. It took me two days, but it is all I have to share with her and her family.
The beauty of a peacock.
But what kind of sentiment would be appropriate? Definitely not a sympathy because this gal is a light. a beacon of courage to others. All I could think of was that she is leaving a legacy. She's made a mark with her life.
Yes, she is and always will be, unforgettable.
Stamp sets used: Stampin' Up "Perfect Peacock," and Gina K. Designs "Unforgettable," Inner flourishes by Hero Arts "Feathery Grass."
Cardstock: Gina K. Designs
Peacock painted with Gelatos and Perfect Pearls with paint brush and water.
Background painted with Gelatos and sprinkled with Epsom salt. 3D Crystal Lacquer over eye, beak, feather tips on head and "eyes" of the feathers. Rhinestones in flower centers. Liquid Pearls edge the peacock feathers and highlight flowers.
After drying overnight, I brushed the loose Epsom salts off, then dabbed Delicata Gold ink over some of the background.
The inside flourishes are stamped with Delicata Gold ink, Memento markers on the flower stamp, and VersaFine black for the sentiment.
Thank you for stopping by and taking a look!
If you would like to send Lauren and her family a card, here
is the university she attends:
c/o Mount St. Joseph University, Women's Basketball
5701 Delhi Road
Cincinnati OH 45233-1607