I'm here with a card I made today, between my husband's early morning Time Trial and his afternoon Criterium race. Crits, while exciting to watch on several levels (a tactical race, where riders complete a number of circuts, over a specific time frame, around a lap that's usually 800-3000 meters in length), are incredibly scary on another, especially when you have someone racing in one. Positioning, cornering, avoiding crashes: the key to crit-success...and for 35 minutes this afternoon, in dowtown Bend, that's what my husband will be doing. On the sidelines, I'll be chewing my nails and pacing...Once he's done, we'll come back to our rental, hang out for a bit, and return downtown to watch the pro riders race - all 190 of them - for 75 minutes.
Yesterday's race was quite the challenge. Heat, big fields, 3 miles of climbing at the beginning; 11 miles of torturous climbing at the end: certainly a race of attrition, as the packs that formed early in the race wound up splintering apart as the 'agony fest' unraveled. Fortunately, my water-bottle passes were a success, although seeing a crash in the feed zone (and again at the finish) was freaky. My husband finished mid-way in this field; given the conditions, I think that's mighty fine! Tomorrow's race will also be a suffer-fest - 64 miles around a 16-mile circuit, with some major climbing. Have I mentioned how glad I am that I'm on feed zone duty, and not racing! Monday, we're off to the awesome bakery here in Bend, where getting a HUGE cinnamon bun is on the agenda! With all the calories he'll have burned, it's a well deserved treat!
To all of you who have wished him "luck" ~ THANK YOU!! He appreciates your well-wishes immensely, as do I. What a fabulous crafting community!!
Anyway...enough of my babbling.
My card was inspired by AAA Cards Game #11
I used my STAMPlorations floral stamps to create squares, then sponged the same ink onto cardstock to die cut wee butterflies (hard to see the stitching on them - they are so darling!). Added a STAMPlorations hello and...done!
My colours also fit into those at ColourQ #250, so I'll head that direction, too.
(Isn't this a fabulous dress? Want!!)
The photo of the card standing up is a bit 'blurry' (hard to find good light in our rental), so I took a 'flat' photo as well, so you can see how pretty the floral stamps are a bit better