Thursday, May 14, 2015

Throwback Back Thursday

Yesterday felt like a Thursday so today was a disappointment to me!! Not really but it was LOONNNGGG. I am so ready for school to be out and summer to kick in.

Chris was away until last night so I watched the Kurt Cobain documentary "Montage of Heck" on Monday night. It was really interesting but disturbing at the same time. It was an intimate portrait of the MAN Kurt was and how he got there. As I was listening to his parents speak of his childhood and the things that went on, all I could think of was why did they not get him some professional help? He so needed some guidance and maybe his drug use or his tragic death could have been prevented. It was very clear that his parents did not know what to do. It was just so sad and I have been thinking about it for the last two days. I do not usually ruminate on things like this either. I just hate drug use, and heroin in particular. No matter how crappy life is, taking drugs does not make the crap go away. In fact, it makes it worse. The stuff is still there when you come down. Perhaps it is because I am a control freak and being "high" has never really appealed to me that I feel this way. The whole movie just made me sad.

On that lovely note, today I am sharing a card I created using an extremely OLD Stampin Up! stamp set called "Spring Bouquet." I made this card to go into the set of cards my friend bought for her mother.

I used watercolors to color the image in and then die cut it into a square. I mounted the square onto a "Soft Stone" background and then used strips of colored card stock on the top and bottom.

The whole design was really simple. I often have a hard time when I color images like these to know what to do with the panels. I rarely make a one layer card when I watercolor because I always make a mistake and do not want to have to throw the whole thing out.

That is all for now. I thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a great day!1


Miriam Prantner said...

What a pretty card! I love this bright color combo, especially that green. Interesting documentary, I might have to look it up and watch.

Diane said...

Beautiful colors and design Nora.

Hugs Diane

Taunya Butler said...

This is so gorgeous and very awesomely done!! I LOVE the styling and design of this card - showcases and puts your image in the spotlight!! Love the color panels and JUST WOW on this one!!!

Stamping Smiles Designs said...

Lovely card, Nora! Your watercoloring is fantastic!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I loved your little essay on Kurt and the movie and drug use and so agree with you, Nora. Why, we cry, why?! But I imagine that addictive personalities have a short supply of common sense so that plays into it. Or of putting it into practice even if they do have it or understand when another person tries to explain it. Sad, indeed.

And then you brought us right out of the darkness with your beautiful spring bouquet in these bright and happy colors! Your coloring is superb and I really love the colorful narrow panels in your design! Enjoy the long weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

Marika said...

Another beauty! I also struggle to get the lay-out after I have watercolored something. Your lay-out is great and it supports the focal point very nicely!

Kim Heggins said...

Oh my goodness...such a sweet card. I love your gorgeous water bucket of fabulous tulips!
My daughter who is 23 loves Nirvana and watched the movie as well. She said pretty much exactly what you did about the movie, and when it comes up she said it still makes her sad, very sad.
You have a heart of gold...and I too am ready for school to be out, 3 more days to go. Take care!