And here we are at Day 4 of the Hero Arts Pairs Challenge hosted at the Hero Arts Flickr Group! My aplogies for this very late-in-the-day post, but it's been one of those days.
My partner, the very talented Vanessa Menhorn, and I decided that our challenge would be to make cards for Jennifer McGuire's Cards for Kids, a program that sends handmade cards to children with serious health issues and to their family members.
Today I got to finally implement an idea that I have been wanting to do for about six months. The idea is not original; I got it from Wednesday Wonder Vicky Papaioannou. Vicky used a tongue depressor as a bookmark, and when I saw it, I thought it would be terrific for a seriously ill child - you know, the kid whose had enough tongue depressors in her mouth to build a full scale model of the Mayo Clinic with her discards?
Others thought I was nuts when I mentioned this idea, but I'm looking at it from the perspective of taking an object that has somewhat negative associations and turning it into something that has a positive association. Heck, maybe the kid will want to keep her tongue depressors to make bookmarks for the rest of the family! So we get reconditioning AND recycling - BONUS!!!
Materials: Paper: DCWV; Hero Arts notecard; Stamps: Hero Arts LP146, CL154, CL417; inks: Memento; Ranger Distress; pens: Zig feather/detail, Copics (E000, 00, 11, YR61, 65, 68, C1, 3, 7, G22); other pigments: Pebbles Chalk; gems: Recollections, Hero Arts; other: Prima flowers; unkown ribbon; tongue depressor, pop-dots; tools: that great big monster thingie that will punch a hole through a tin can (obviously, the name escapes me at present - what is the name of that thing?!), sanding block.