Thursday, October 7, 2010

something old, something...

Hi, my friends. Today I have two cards to show you. One is from yesterday's Hope challenge (somekinda hope I) on SCS and the 2nd is from today's challenge (somekinda hope II).

Yesterday's challenge was something old, something new.

For the old, I pulled out one of my very early handmade cards... uhh, before stamping... that was a kitty silhouette cut from fabric and ironed onto a card -- yup, that was it! I used a die to cut around the kitty and make a completely new card. I added some faux stitching, rub-ons, a bow, and die cut border.

For the new, I used my new Tim Holtz wood grain embossing folder.

Today's challenge was something borrowed, something blue (or another color represented by a cancer ribbon).

My something borrowed was an idea found here. I love the look of the scrunched up book pages for a table runner, so I incorporated that look on my card. I brushed some twinkling H2O's over the paper for a bit of shimmer.

For something blue, I chose light blue, which represents prostate cancer. In 1994, my dad lost his battle with prostate cancer, so my card is in memory of him.

The flowers (delight in life - SU) are colored with copic markers and cut out. Each blossom is made up of two large flowers and one small flower. The leaves are the large flower cut up.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts and is die cut with curved rectangles nestabilities (spellbinders) and then tied with a ribbon.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are joining in and playing some of the Hope challenges.


Starla said...

I did not know that different cancers have a different colored ribbon! I like your blue card (but I'm kinda partial to blues, myself!)

Dawn Mercedes said...

You are such a whiz with flowers! wow!