Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Bunch of Thanks

Happy Saturday folks! Today I'm sharing a card that I was asked to make for a neighbor well actually the neighbor's sister-in-law. There's a story here, as if you didn't expect that from me! Well, Shannon is quite young, just had her fourth child and was having headaches. She went to see what was up and low and behold she had a brain tumor. They did surgery the next day. I was in shock! The poor thing had no warning but she's recovering and doing great. She asked if I would make a card to send to her surgeon. As if I'd turn that request down!

So out pops Paisley Pixie, a Cristy Croll image released in rubber through Stamping Bella. The bouquet of flowers is just so sweet and exudes thanks so it was a perfect fit. I used Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge layout again, as it too was a perfect fit! Sweet!

I stamped Paisley onto Bella's Bestest paper using Memento Tuxedo black ink (do you tire from reading that each and every post? hehe I just figure that anyone new stopping by should know the tools I like to use). Of course, you can probably guess that I also like to color using Copics. I did add some shading with prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol too. And as if a fresh kiss of dew came by, I added glitter with a Quickie Glue pen to some of the flowers. You might want to click on the photo to enlarge it to get a better look. (If it still comes out the same size, simply increase the page size - I do it all the time to see the detail people put into their creations).

Design papers came from the Bella shop, it's a 6x6 double sided pack of papers from Echo Park Paper named Victoria Garden. Oh how I am addicted to paper! A satin wire ribbon helped me form the bow and little purple rhinestones finish off the left corner. The sentiment is also from the Bella shop. I didn't want to add too much stitching because I didn't want to crowd the edges of the paper but I did add it to the image panel. Voila, another card done.

Off to wrap a bizzillion presents! Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by!



Tammy Hershberger said...

Oh my, prayers for that sweet neighbor of yours! I hope she's recovering well!

DARLING card, Cath! LOVE the green with that beautiful pop of color from the ribbon, and your coloring is awesome, as always! :)

Dana White said...

OMG she is so lucky she followed up with those headaches and didn't just suffer!! AWESOME card my friend - the flower shades are lovely. Have fun wrapping gifts; my mom & I just started the baking yesterday & will make more today YUM!!!

Leslie said...

This is GORGEOUS! I love the pop of purple in the cardstock and that bow - oh my! Love the two little rhinestones at the top too - I see that a lot and always forget to do it! This is a wonderful card and I hope your neighbour's SIL continues to heal.

Pauline said...

OMG Cath this is gorgeous my friend. Love the deep purple/fushia shade, and the bow - it just makes this whole card pop! Keeping your neighbor in thoughts and prayers as she recovers from her surgery!!

Tanya said...

I hope your neighbor's sister-in-law is recovering well. My friend is going in for brain surgery today, tho not because of a tumor, she has Chiari Syndrome=( Anyhow, I absolutely love your color combo! They are so stunning together. The clean and simple design of your card is just perfect for Paisley Pixie...and that ribbon is delish!

Ebru Vatansever said...

Stunning card Cath, I love the colours you went with absolutely brilliant !!