A friend who sings in our church choir and her husband are going through some tough times right now caring for their severely disabled son who has now been given a diagnosis of terminal cancer. I made this card to hopefully lift their spirits.
I'm entering this in 3 challenges:
TLC413 - Focus on the Dies;
F4A153 - Warm Fuzzy Wuzzies - I chose warm colours to counteract the cold, a warm and fuzzy sentiment, and used fuzzy pompoms for the flower centers!
QFTD149 - Diane; also known as charminglycreative. Diane; your gallery was new to me; but I had a grand time browsing! Your lovely card Honeyblossom Sprig here http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...&ppuser=282361 really caught my attention and heavily influenced my use of the ovals, frame, and flowers. Thank you so much for the inspiration, Diane. Congratulations; and enjoy being our queen; you deserve it!
I used watercolour paper to form the flowers; sponging the edges of the petals with worn lipstick; then tattered rose beause it seemed too bright.; Sponged the stamens with wild honey; and lightly brushed the pompoms with it; too. I made a frame out of the ivory cardstock and backed it with the pink patterned paper which I also sponged lightly with tattered rose to tone it down. I also sponged the floral oval with tattered rose to tone down the bright pink. The ivory oval frame; leaves and flowers are popped up on foam tape.
Thanks for looking; and enjoy a great weekend!
Date: Saturday, January 26, 2013 GMT Views: 2368
Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Deep in the Heart of TEXAS Posts: 16128
Sat, Jan 26, 2013 @ 7:55 PM
Peggy, this is a lovely, lovely card!! Love your gorgeous flowers!! Thank you for playing along this week and honoring our Queen Diane!
------------------------------ Phyllis Young at heart, slightly older in other parts. We really never grow up, we just learn how to act in public!! What if you woke up today with only what you had thanked God for yesterday??
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Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Posts: 38807
Sat, Jan 26, 2013 @ 7:58 PM
Peggy, your card is so touching. This family will feel your love for certain. Your blooms are sweetly beautiful! Love the soft color on the edges.
------------------------------ Pat Smethers
"The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun scorched land and strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden." Isaiah 58:11
Registered: February 13, 2005 Location: Southern Ontario Posts: 24151
Sun, Jan 27, 2013 @ 8:01 AM
Your card is so beautiful as are your thoughts for making it. The flowers are gorgeous. I had never thought to us watercolour paper for the flowers but it appears to even out the colour very nicely. Special hugs to your friend.
Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11086
Sun, Jan 27, 2013 @ 12:06 PM
I am so sorry for your friend's circumstances. But you sure have made a beautiful card with a sweet sentiment! I love your very pretty flowers!!! Your sponging makes them look extra special! Gorgeous case and wonderful card made with love!