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Monday, May 28, 2012

Thought of You Today

Hello!  Happy Memorial Day to all of my fellow artists in the U.S.  I have been missing in action for the past few days.  Let's just say that sometimes life hands you lemons!  Moving on, I am submitting the card above to the Make My Monday Flower Challenge #51.  During the month of May, we have responded to various challenges around flowers.  This week, we are to create a project based on a photograph of pink, white and green flowers, making sure the flowers are the focal image.  As I mentioned in an earlier post, although I love flowers, I just don't have a lot in the way of stamps that are flower related.  For my card, I began with a white card base and layered it with background paper from Crafty Individuals Shades of Summer Pad.  The flowers, one of the first stamps I ever owned, was stamped with Black StazOn ink onto white card stock and then torn around the edges and softened with Spun Sugar Distress Ink.  The flowers were watercolored with Worn Lipstick and Peeled Paint Distress Inks.  A bit of Cotton Candy Stickles were added here and there for a bit of sparkle.  I layered white crepe paper  and pink burplap string from the Funkie Junkie Boutique over the background paper, then added some frayed white muslin before adding the flower panel.  Embellishment include some cheese cloth and vintage buttons, a portion of a paper heart trimmed to fit, a complimentary corregated butterfly from the Funkie Junkie Boutique, and some ChitChat stickers from Idea-ology.  I am also entering this card over at the Sunday Share for Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog.  You can win a 25% discount off a purchase over at the Funkie Junkie Boutique if your card is selected.  A dear friend of mine just lost a dear family member, so I am hoping to drop her a line using this card.  Hope everyone is doing well.  Best wishes, Yvonne

9 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Lovely tulips and the layering of the muslin is sweet!

Jacqueline said...

Stunning - thanks for playing along this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

Aquarius said...

This is so pretty and such a delicate effect with the pastel shades and interesting elements

Mynnette said...

Hi, Yvonne! This is GORGEOUS!!! LOVE all the texture you've added, and the sentiment is so sweet! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great spring feeling.

Vicky Hayes said...

So sorry to hear of your friend's loss Yvonne and your card is sure to be appreciated. I love the style of sentiment and your pretty layers. Take care, Vicky.

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Very sorry to hear of your friend's loss...this is a lovely card and I am sure the lovely thought will be appreciated. I love your layering as usual. Thank you for sharing with us at Make My Monday ....Suzanne :) Hugs! x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

So sorry to hear about the lemons in your life, Yvonne. I hope this week is looking up for you! Your card is lovely and I think the pretty soft colors will be uplifting for your friend.

Thanks so much for linking up with us again this week for Sunday Share over at Frilly and Funkie. I always love to see what you are doing with products from the boutique. And hopefully your beautiful work will inspire people to shop with me :)

Sending hugs and hoping you are having a good week.

Linda

Suzi B said...

Your friend will love this beautifully crafted pretty card. I love the use of muslim.
Thank you for joining us at MMM
suzi b xx