Sunday, April 8, 2007
I hopped on over to SCS this morning to see what Beth had posted for the Featured Stamper Challenge. This challenge is fun, it introduces artists and their gallery, and the challenge is to create a card based on one of their designs. This week the Featured Stamper is a great friend of mine, we call her HB, a true sweetheart in every sense of the word.
I decided on this butterfly card from her gallery, but changed up the colors, used a smaller scallop, added a little piercing, and made the card a get well card for my mom. Mom took a particulary bad tumble while volunteer ushering in a dark theatre on friday night. She fractured her wrist and needed surgery yesterday. I spent the afternoon and evening with dad waiting for the surgery to be over, and then made sure they were settled in for the night before returning home.
This morning I wanted to take her some of the bearded iris that are blooming on our garden, and dad requested some grapefruits from our laden tree, so I made this card to go along the garden goodies. The kids each wrote their own get well greetings inside before we left to go visit.
If you want a real treat for the eyes, check out my mom's wonderful website. Now, I am a little biased, but I just LOVE her paintings!
Card details: Solid butterfly image was inked up in Ice Blue and stamped on Whisper White, then striped image stamped in Rouge. Hello stamped in Lime Pastel with a butterfly trail pierced to the greeting. Image panel and celery layer were ticket punched and distressed before adhering to the rose panel with dimensionals. White corner brads added to rose layer. Striped piece of patterened paper is from SU!'s SAB Scrappin' Kit, and was scalloped with my trusty "old" Fiskars rotary trimmer. Completed image panel attached with dimensionals, ribbon threaded through layers and secured with a knot. The bottom right corner stamped with Feel Better in Rouge ink, a little accent piercing and this card is now sitting in mom's family room, next to the vase of flowers!
Happy Jellybean Day!
Supplies - Stamps: PaperTrey Butterfly Wishes and Paper Tray. Ink: Color Box Fluid Chalk Ink - Ice Blue, Rouge, Lime Pastel, Paper: SU! Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Scrappin Kit Designer Paper, Accessories: Mat Pak, Piercing tool, White mini brads (American Crafts), Rose grosgrain ribbon, Dimensionals