Friday, September 21, 2012

Thinking Of You

I created this thank you card for our pastors mother. She recently fell and has not been able to attend church lately. So I wanted to make her a thinking of you card to let her know we miss her.


The sketch I used is from this week's challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  I rotated it one turn to place the flower in the lower right corner instead of the upper right corner. 

I started with a white card base and covered it with a piece of distressed aqua dotted patterned paper.  I cut a smaller piece of the same patterned paper and backed it in lipstick card stock and then again in white card stock.  I added it to the card.  I cut two pieces of distressed raspberry patterned paper into two sizes. I backed each in hawaiian orchid card stock and then again in white.  I added both pieces to the card. 

I colored the image (Rosy Posy from Lily of the Valley) using crayola and prisma colored pencils. I distressed the edges of the image and sentiment using pink chalk ink and then just a touch of chestnut ink.  The distressing is for this week's challenge at Delightful Challenges. I backed them both (image and sentiment) in pearlescent aqua card stock and then again in white card stock.

I added 3 pieces of aqua baker's twine down the card next to the image.  I layered a burgundy paper flower onto a white paper flower and added an aqua rhinestone to the center of it.  Then added it to the bottom corner of the image.  I added the sentiment at an angle so the edge was tucked behind the top of the flower. This week's challenge at Lili's Little Fairies is flower power.  I also added 3 mini aqua rhinestones to the smaller strip of patterned paper at the top of the card.

In addition to the challenges mentioned above I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Moving Along With The Times: Girly, Prim and Proper

C.R.A.F.T Challenge: Children

Clear It Out Challenge: Child's Image  (stash ~ rhinestones)

Little Red Wagon: Thinking Of You

Whoopsi Daisy: Make It Girly

Creative Stamp Friends: New Stamp

The Crazy Challenge: Spots or Stripes

Digi Doodle Shops Best: Anything Goes

Challenge Ingredients
Lily of the Valley Rosy Posy Rubber Stamp
Fiskars All Year Greetings Rubber Stamp Set
Coredinations Hawaiian Orchid Card Stock
White Card Stock
Coredinations Lipstick Card Stock
DCWV Pearlescent Dark Aqua Card Stock
My Minds Eye Totally Girl Paper Pad ~ Green Distressed Dots
My Minds Eye Totally Girl Paper Pad ~ Distressed Raspberry
Studio G Pink Chalk Ink Pad
Whispers Chestnut Ink Pad
Aqua Bakers Twine
Studio G White Paper Flower
Studio G Burgundy Paper Flower
Basics By Kaisercraft Aqua Rhinestones
Crayola Color Pencils
Prisma Color Pencils


Heide said...

What a super cute card. I am sure it will put a smile on your Pastors mother's face. Darling image and such sweet colors. Thanks for joining us at SSW.
Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

mulberry station said...

gorgeous take on the sketch. I love your adorable image. Beautiful color combo and papers. Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Susan Flynn said...

What a cute card Mary. Fabulous layout and colours. This is perfect for our Distressed Challenge at Delightful Challenges this week - thank you so much for entering hugs Susan x

cotnob said...

This is a pretty card, lovely colour combination and great take on the sketch.
Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

Elaine said...

Hi Mary what a super sweet Girly card I love it fab image too well done Hugs Elaine .
Thank you for joining us at The Whoopsi Daisy Challenge this week.
PS...there is a NEW freebie image for you to download from Linnie
you can find her here-
Hugs Elaine

~ Sharon ~ said...

This is a really cute card and I'm certain your pastor's mother will appreciate knowing she is loved and missed by your lovely gesture.

Thanks for joining us at the Clear It Out Challenge Blog.

Anja said...

Such a sweet girl ... The colors and the layout are great!!!
Thanks for joining us at "Creative Stampfriends"!
Hugs Anja

Claire Newcombe said...

such a sweet card.

Thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy

claire x

Sally said...

Mary - I love your card - great colors and that LotV stamp is so sweet. I have that one and love to use it - she makes me smile!! Thanks for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!
Blessings to you - Sally SSW-DT

Bastelmichaela said...

A beautiful card, a great design and wonderful colors.
Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Stamp Friends

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Wonderful creation Mary, love how you used the sketch! Thanks so much for playing at WHOOPSI DAISY this week:)

Linda Anderson said...

Sooooo sweet!! I adore your LOTV image. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


melody said...

yummy card! i'm so lovin your colored image...and such scrumptious colors...beautifully done..and great take on the sketch!

Sharon Basel said...

This just couldn't be a sweeter card Mary. A perky color combination sure to cheer your pastor's mother. Great job with the sketch. So glad you could join us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
Sharon, SSW-DT

Jeannie said...

She is so cute and I like how the sketch looks rotated too! Super adorable! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Sandy Trefger said...

Adorable card and child image! So sweet. I have lots of rhinestones in my stash too! Thanks for joining us at Clear it Out! Hope to see you again on the next challenge.
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

Kathie said...

Hi Mary this is such a sweet image from LOTV. Love your pretty papers and sweet embellishments and your pastel shades. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT

Nikbee said...

A pretty card. I love the papers. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT.
Nikki x

Deanna said...

Super cute!
Thanks for playing with us this week at LRW.
Dee - LRW DT

*щурчо* said...

Supper cute!
Thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge #129 “Spots and/or stripes”