Friday, April 13, 2007

What a Week!

It's been a long hard work week here. My poor hubby just worked 8 nights in a row, 12 hour shifts. I too was on call this last weekend & worked an 18 hour shift Saturday until after midnight Sat. night, then got called in at 730 on Sunday morning. I ended up getting called in 3 times on Sunday, the last time they called was midnight sunday night. I went in & worked until 330 a.m., but didn't get back to sleep until after 6 in the morning. I woke up at 10a.m. with the worst headache I've ever experienced. I wanted to throw up every time I moved my head.
I worked overtime Tues. & Wed. then yesterday I got out a little bit early! What a treat!
Of course with all that overtime I deserved a shopping spree, so I went on ebay, & won 4 items from the Greenpeace auction that's closing today. I got a little purse & a wall hanging by fellow bloggers Dianne & Margaret.
I wanted to show you a card I made for my pal Kathy, whose birthday is Earthday. She already got it in the mail, so I can show it now. I started with hand painted fusible web, fused on to Timtex, layered on Angelina fibers, & a piece of unber colored handpainted lace, then topped it with a green & yellow handpainted silk chiffon. On top of that I used a few little scraps of a piece of fabric Kathy herself had tried to throw away! It was the little cross hatched strips. It was from the Ann Johnston class we did together last year. I topped the whole thing with a bit of fancy lace flowers, that I colored with fabric pens, & embellished with some beads, & a couple of yellow vintage sequins & some vintage yellow beads (also from Kathy),
Unfortunately photos don't do it justice. The angelina fibers inside catch the light & add an unbelievibly beautiful shimmer, & subtle color changes with looking at it from differnet angles.

7 comments:

Sue B said...

oooh this is a beautiful card. Angelina is impossible to photograph.

Vicki W said...

Sounds like you had a migraine! Hope you don't have another. The card you made is really pretty. I have the same problem photographing anything shimmery Angelina is the worst!

Dianne said...

Wow, you have been working way too hard!! I can't believe you won my piece on the Earthday Auction. I think you are so talented - anyway, thanks Deb!!! I'm glad it has gone to a good home......
The postcard is beautiful, and I can imagine how much better it would look for real.

StegArt said...

That sounds like a heck of a week. Congrats on your auction wins! That cards looks like it could be the sister to the one you sent me.

Granny Fran said...

How can you possibly function through an 18 hour shift, in a job as demanding as yours? No wonder you are sick, your body is telling you that it's had too much stress. Hope you are doing better and the hours will not be so burdensome. Lovely card, it is amazing what you can do with other peoples throw aways!

Rian said...

Hand painted fusible web. Four words I never heard strung together. Must find out more about this. Lovely.

Hope your migraine is gone. We hate those.

Barbara said...

I love these colours and I think you made a wonderful job.