Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Card for a cause (& a couple of challenges too)

So, as you may have noticed I didn't get crafty yesterday. I have to say this is totally & completely my sister's fault because she talked me into going to JoAnn Fabrics with her so I could buy more craft supplies. What can I say? She knows my weakness.... Actually, I guess I should take that back - I did get crafty but I didn't have time to post about it until today.

If you read my last post, you may remember that I mentioned Erin's efforts to get lots & lots of cards for her 13-yr-old neighbor, Paige, who lost her arm as a result of a boating accident. If you missed it, please visit this post for more information. Anyway, I looked through my stamps & decided to use this cute bear - love Gruffies stamps! The lilacs he's sniffing lent themselves to the color combination of lilac/purple & grey for the Creative Inspirations challenge this week. I also used Heidi's lovely sketch from Friday Sketchers. This is the first time I've used this stamp & now that I've inked him up I'll probably be using him again soon. I 3-D'd both the image & sentiment with foamies again.

Front:

Close-up of 3-D flower & sentiment:


Close-up of image:

I inked around the edges of the sentiment - this is the first time I tried it & thought it looked pretty good - the slightly messy look of the ink is actually on purpose. You may also notice that those 3 dew drops just appeared in the last photo; it just seemed to be missing something & those seemed to complete the picture I had in my head. Hopefully it'll bring a smile to Paige's face :)

Supplies:

Paper: Sorry but I can't remember the brand of the DP - it's a loose piece that I purchased, I think it may be from Sassafras Lass; plain papers from my stash
Stamps: Gruffies Lilac Bouquet from Stampabilities, sentiment from the $1 bin at Michael's
Colored with colored pencils
Other supplies used: Dew Drops, Cuttlebug Flowers & Hearts embossing folder


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15 comments:

  1. Such a cute image and beautiful papers!!!
    xx

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  2. Fab card janet, such a cute image, and the papers are devine. Thanks for joining us on Creative Inspirations Challenge. Louise x

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  3. beautiful card adore the image thanks for joing us this week at CIC love cheryl xxx

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  4. fabulous card Janet, I love this little bear and the monochromatic colours are great
    Mina xxx

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  5. What a super card love the image and fabulopus colouring
    Hugs Jacqui x

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  6. Just gorgeous Janet - love that image, (love all the mousies & Gruffies) fab papers and colours and you're right the dewdrops finish it perfectly.
    NOW - having said that - give me my hits back - I've worked long and hard for those (lol). Seriously if you've got extra don't worry about it - when you lose 'em - WORRY!!!
    hugs Heather xx

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  7. a wonderful card, lovely colour combo. hugs rachxx

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  8. wow!! this is just so gorgeous!! Love the little grey mouse and the gorgeous lilac flower!! stunning, love it!

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  9. Oh what a gorgeous card, adorable image and fab colours.
    luv
    Debby

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  10. Gorgeous card, such a sweet image which you have coloured beautifully xx

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  11. I'm sure this lovely card will bring a smile to Paige's face - it certainly brought one to mine :)

    Hugs
    Steph x

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  12. Oh wow this is so super cute I love it!
    hugs
    kim x

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  13. Such a cute card Janet and that HM image is the sweetest!
    Hugs Tara xx

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  14. Hi sweetie,
    me again.
    Thank you so much for your lovely wishes I really appreciated them.
    Have a great weekend!
    hugs
    kim x

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  15. Gorgeous card... love your grey bear.
    Sandra x

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