Wednesday, November 4, 2015

#sharehandmadekindness week 1

Hi everyone!

I'm sure many of you have heard of the wonderful campaign started by Jennifer McGuire this month. The goal? Easy--spread kindness like confetti. In particular, anything handmade. That means you can share cards, cookies, quilts--anything! Each week there's a new challenge and this week we're supposed to give something handmade to friends or family. And I couldn't agree with her challenge more.

The card I'm sharing is a special one. Life throws curve balls sometimes and one of those curve balls was thrown at some people I love dearly. Cancer doesn't discriminate...and I can't wait for the day when it's completely done away with! So, my first recipient to #sharehandmadekindness was my dear friend that is dealing with cancer. I wanted to let her know she's not in this fight alone and that I'm so thankful for her friendship. Whatever it takes, we'll be in it together in this fight...and a year from now, it'll all be in the past.

Here's my card:

 The stamp (Stampendous) is one that I've been wanting to play with for awhile. I saw a video from Sandy Allnock a few months ago where she explained how to color in a vase with water. I should've refreshed my memory a bit for the stems. But, I did ok with the Copic coloring for my first time trying to color water. Pretty straight forward coloring with the flowers and then, of course, I had to add some glossy accents to the centers. The sentiment was perfect because the card was meant to thank my friend for my friendship and this reinforced that I'd pick her a thousand times over! :) I put the panel on a Hero Arts notecard and the card was done.

I'll be entering the card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--Thanks/Thanksgiving
Simon Says Stamp Monday--Add Glossy Accents
Word Art Wednesday--Anything Goes
#ShareHandmadeKindness--Week 1/Friends and Family

Please consider participating in the challenge. This world could truly use more kindness. Such an easy gesture for us but so meaningful to those that receive it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Poppies everywhere!

Hi friends!

Well, October flew by with very little time in my craft room but I did color some during the month. Here's one of the images I colored that I finally turned into a card.

I bought this Penny Black stamp (Fresh) because of the poppies. I LOVE poppies...they're so delicate looking and the thought of coloring them in with Copics made me giddy. It did take some time but it was so worth it! Once the flowers were all colored in, I added some shading around the flowers to just add some depth. I adhered the panel to black cardstock and added some white lines. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp! and it's their "Happy" set which I'm a big fan of. To the center of the flowers, I added some glossy accents, too, just to add some texture, too. LOVE this card! I love how colorful it is and how happy the overall feel of the card is.

I'm entering the card into the following challenges:
Fusion--using poppies and the color purple (see photo below)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge--Anything Goes!
Simon Says Monday Challenge--Throwback! (Pick a previous challenge to play along with again. I chose the "Use a Stamp" challenge from this past September).
Word Art Wednesday--Anything Goes!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!