This is for QFTD177 and I am honoring my dear sweet friend, Pat Smethers aka Blooms in a Box. I am always inspired by Pat's beautiful artwork. Each and every piece she makes is beautiful and filled to the brim with love. I was especially inspired by her Fly Away card found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...p;ppuser=76845
I am always touched at the softness Pat achieves using some of the images from my Kittie Kits. I decided to try my hand at creating the framed mask on my top layer and adding softness with the mini fern image. I changed my color combination to white, olive and bright pink. I added lots of smaller butterflies to my card front in place of using three larger ones. I love the elegance of the Spellbinders dies and the Victorian garden feel.
Pat, thank you for being such an inspiration to this community and for being such a special friend to so many. You are well loved. Hugs!!
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Alumni Stamp Like You Mean It
Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Posts: 38854
Sun, Aug 18, 2013 @ 12:01 PM
Sweet Friend, I am so touched at your kind words I do not even know how to begin to describe how I feel. Your work has always moved me, and I have shamelessly stalked you since the day I discovered SCS. Your work is always heartfelt, and I am inspired at every piece of paper you touch!
Oh.....Kittie Kits. You know, this is my go-to set whenever making a soft bg. I think every one of my stamping girlfriends own at least one Kittie Kit! Your card is amazing my friend. Gorgeous blooms, delish framing, and perfect colors. Love your work, and your heart. (((Hugs))))
------------------------------ 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 9, 2010 Location: Mentone, California Posts: 7380
Sun, Aug 18, 2013 @ 6:51 PM
Such a wonderful tribute to the wonderful Pat! Both of you do amazing work and this is just beautiful in the color pallet you chose...Lovin' all those little butterflies too! ANd as usual your flower and foliage ROCK!!!!!! Faved and pinned...