Thursday, February 16, 2012

Proud of You

I made this for my daughter, the one who battled anorexia last year.  I'm not sure I tell her often enough how proud she makes me.  It took a lot of strength and bravery to help herself get better, and faith and trust in us to help light the way toward good health.

This card happens to be made in her favorite colors of lavender and light green, but it doesn't hurt that these are the CR84FN challenge colors this week, too.  ;)


The closest color I had to chartreuse is Kiwi Kiss, so I stamped my new Market Street Stamps background, Punched Tin, with it.

The circle panels (Basic Gray scalloped circle and text circle) were in one of those fab $1.00 Scrap Bags from my Stampin' Up! demo.  I stamped a flower from Inkadinkado's Floral Damask set in Lovely Lilac on the text.


On a Labels Eighteen die cut, I stamped Hero Arts Old French Script in Antique Linen Distress Ink and a sentiment from Verve's Dare To Be


The ribbon has a subtle tie-dye look.  At first, I tried to ink up this white seam binding by Wright's with a Lovely Lilac dye ink pad.  It looked splotchy, so I soaked it in water and Lovely Lilac re-inker.  Ah, much better!

Those flowers I added are a combo of el-cheapo blossoms from Michael's craft store, and a single stem of something I found on the floor there.  (shhh, don't tell)  I REALLY need some nicer looking flowers in my stash!  My supply is rather pitiful.  ;-)

Thanks for coming by today.  I appreciate your visit!

Colleen

Stamps:  Floral Damask - Inkadinkado; Dare to Be - Verve; Punched Tin - Market Street Stamps
Paper:  Basic Gray, text -SU; white - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko; Lovely Lilac, Kiwi Kiss - SU; Antique Linen Distress - Ranger
Other:  Big Shot; Labels Eighteen die - Spellbinders; flowers; white seam binding - Wright's 

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great card! Love the colors, purple and yellow are very dramatic together. We had a flower garden with purple, oh crap, forgot what they were called - anyway, small flowers - maybe Lantana? Anyway, the bed had the low lying purple and then we had yellow English roses in the middle. It WAS gorgeous! Anyway, did you find the flower at home on the floor or at the store? Either way, it works for me! Love that background stamp too. Good job as always!

Chris R. from Iowa

Linda Callahan said...

This is so soft and pretty! You should be proud of your daughter - what a journey your family has been on - and so glad there has been a happy ending :)

Deborah R said...

Beautiful card. Love the lavender and green colors. So happy your daughter is doing better!

Julie Ranae said...

What a beauty, Col ! I was just thinking about your daughter earlier today and thinking about how far she has come from a year ago...you're family is truly blessed : )

Bonnie said...

This is so pretty! I'm sure she knows how proud you are of her, but it's always nice to hear it again.

Ellen said...

Colleen this is so very pretty! I bet your daughter was thrilled with it! I just love those colors and you seam binding turned out beautifully!
hugs,
Ellen

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful card, Colleen! Such a wonderful color combination. Congratulations to both you and your daughter...I am sure she is proud of you for your support!

Benzi said...

Beautiful, Colleen! That ribbon is fantastic...what a great color.

So happy that your daughter is doing so well. I know her parents are so proud of her.

Lisa said...

So soft and lovely Colleen, she'll really appreciate this one!!!

Heather Jensen said...

So pretty Colleen. You did an amazing job. I bet your daughter loved it. Thanks for playing at CR84FN. :)
Hugs~

Marisa said...

Beautiful card, Colleen. Love the script circle and the flower over stamp. Sure she loved receiving it :)

Lesley said...

How beautiful Colleen!! I love the elegance of this card!

Emily Keaton said...

This card for your daughter is SO beautiful, Colleen! You can tell just by looking how proud you are of her and how much you care. I love the text circle you created. Such a lovely focal point! And aren't you smart dying the seam binding to be the color you needed!! I think those flowers are a lovely touch--el-cheapo? They don't look-so!! FABULOUS, my friend!!

Janny said...

Beautiful Card, I am So happy for you to hear your daughter is doing better. Janny

Annette said...

GORGEOUS...so pretty ..great color combo.

Maria said...

Gorgeous card for your daughter, Colleen! She has come a long way! Am sure you are very proud of her! And, what a beautiful card to celebrate the "special" person she is! Hugggsss to you and daughter! Take care and have a wonderful weekend!

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

So beautiful Colleen! Purple and green is such a great color combo! I know your daughter knows she is loved! This is a very special card she will always cherish!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Colleen! Love the sponged label! Surely your daughter cherished this! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Mynnette said...

This is gorgeous! LOVE it--and I know your daughter probably does, too! :) Fabulous!!!

Sue Lelli said...

BEAUTIFUL card for a BEAUTIFUL daughter! LOVE the Michael's flowers - funny! LOVE the sentiment and the flowers stamped on text! LOVE the tie-dyed looking ribbon! GORGEOUS card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Michelle said...

God bless your daughter, Colleen! I am sure she will love this beautiufl card!

Deborah Frings said...

This is really pretty - your daughter will treasure it! I love the soft background with the pretty flowers! Hugs to your daughter - it takes a so much strength to overcome anorexia - no wonder you're so proud of her! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Patrice said...

So beautiful! I hope you'll link up with me again at 52 Card Pickup this week!!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/02/52-card-pickup-week-7.html

Marlena M. said...

What a beautiful card for your daughter, Colleen! I think your arrangement is gorgeous also. I love that sentiment!

Andrea Ewen said...

Simply beautiful and such a wonderful gift to your daughter! The colors are perfect together, the sentiment is heartwarming and I have to say it's just as beautiful in person!

~amy~ said...

wow wow wow...this is beyond beautiful...love your stamping!

lostinpaper said...

Such a beautiful card! She is going to love it!

~Tammy~ said...

A year of ups and downs, but ended in such a wonderful way! Your love and support was always what she needed to bring her back to her place of security and she is an amazing young women and now such a wonderful role model!

Your card is beautiful and is evident that you are so very proud of her!

You are a true blessing to each other!

Pauline said...

This is a beautiful card for your daughter, love the gorgeous colours, and the newsprint and script backgrounds, and that pretty ribbon is the perfect touch!

Marie said...

Beautiful card for a beautiful young lady.

Leslie Turner said...

Beautiful, Colleen! I just took a few minutes to look at your blog and all of your cards are gorgeous. I'm loving that you've recently entered quite a few challenges that I've entered in the past! Great minds think alike! Glad your daughter is doing better - she's blessed to have such a wonderful mom! XOXO

Jinny Newlin said...

Love, love, LOVE all the stampy goodness in this beauty!

maria f. said...

A beauty of a card and made with so much love... how great.

You don't want to know how many buttons I've picked up off the floor of dressing rooms. DD gets embarrassed!

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