Sunday, July 26, 2015

Final Sketch at Operation Write Home

Here is this week's sketch at the OWH Stars & Stamps Blog. It's the final sketch as OWH winds down its mission:

I have followed the OWH sketch nearly every week since I started making cards for heroes in 2010. I learned early on that I can't make a good card without a sketch. I call it "working without a net" lol. The weekly OWH sketch challenge always motivated me! I will miss it very much but thankful we have an archive of all the OWH sketches to refer to.

In honor of OWH and its founder, I decided to use one of the Ciara's Friends stamps that Sandy Allnock designed for Whimsy Stamps. I hope in a small way it expresses my thanks to Sandy for all the fun, knowledge and inspiration she has given us through OWH as well as all her very hard work. Her golden retriever, Ciara, was the OWH mascot and beloved by us volunteers. I didn't have exactly the right golden retriever Copic colors but did my best. And, of course, I couldn't make a card for Sandy without adding a bit of ribbon. Thanks, Sandy!!

OWH forever!
God bless our troops.

1 comment:

Velda said...

It's interesting how different we are, but I still enjoy your cards. I have never been able to use sketches and can't color images. I'm sure Sandy will tear up with this card. Ciara meant so much to her. Keep up the good work. OWH has taught us a lot over the years.