Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Word trend watch

when:  Look ups spiked on April 15th, 2013
why: Used in some of the media coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings.
 Surreal means "marked by the intense irrational reality of a dream." The same word was frequently looked up after the 9/11 attacks. A relatively new word in English, surreal dates only to the 1930s. It comes from the name of the artistic movement known as surrealism, whose effect was often created "by means of unnatural or irrational juxtapositions and combinations."

Moxie FabThe Wonder of Watercolor challenge   ( which started it all )
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Color ( medium used - watercolor )
Sister Act card Challenge - #3
Craft Room Challenge - So Sentimental

Your computer and printer can be very useful tools in creating a card. You can use it as a light box to trace over images and you can run painted images through the printer too.
Remember: Whatever you run through your printer has to fit through the printer, and all images MUST be dry!!


water colors - so very, very old
Honey Script - font
American Crafts - Marvy Marker
CARDSTV - stamp


BJ said...

Love the sentiment and the instructions of how to get it printed in the RIGHT place. Thanks BJ#31 even though you aren't doing it - LOL

Redanne said...

Your card today is amazing and so are you for being able to do all the creative stuff with your computer/printer! Hugs, Anne x

Pam said...

Beautiful! So is the sentiment! I need to get my watercolors out!

Carole Z said...

Lovely and really love the sentiment too! Carole Z X

Barb King said...

Very clever way to do this! I love the font you chose, great card.

fairy thoughts said...

Hi sandee
what a brilliant idea i must try this one so I have bokmarked it ansd will keep you posted. LOve the sentiment on the card too. Our thoughts are with you all, over the pond with the terrible tragedies that occured last week
janet #23

Jean said...

Love learning from you every day!!

Rita said...

Best birthday card I've seen in ages! :)

Esther said...

Great card - love the simplicity and bright colours - thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft-Room...Esther xx

Katie said...

This is really cool! Thank you for the tutorial. I always have issues running things through my printer :(

Unknown said...

Love your work. So unique and inspiring! Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge!


Tracey said...

Awesome card! Thanks for the tutorial too! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

Maria said...

What a lovely sentiment! A fabulous card, I love the bright colours. Thanks for joining in with our "So Sentimental" theme over at the Craft-Room Challenge.

Maria x

Mervi said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely and beautiful card at Craft-Room "So Sentimental" Challenge, good luck and welcome again;-))m

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Sandee! Thanks for linking this up to the Wonder of Watercolor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)