Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Strength & Hope


Today's card is a bit of a departure from my normal styles (my 13 YO wrinkled her nose up at this one).   I had these papers lying around, and I really wanted to give them a try and mix patterns.  One of the papers (bottom left corner) is from a beautiful day journal, which I barely used and know - realistically - that I never will.  I used to be big on keeping a diary when I was a teen, and tried again when my first-born was very small.  I'm just too darn tired at bedtime to record stuff in a book.

Another paper, the one under the flower, is actually a small gift card from a cheap-o pack of 10 from the craft store (bought for a dollar).  It's really soft and pretty, reminding me of Anna Griffin papers.

The top left paper with a green background is a scrap from my cousin (thanks, Kristen!).


The gorgeous paper flower is from Mark's Finest Papers, and the little teacup charm is from them also.


The sentiment (Stampendous) is on a Fancy Tags Two die cut (Spellbinders), which I also sponged while the paper was still in the die.

Challenges entered:


I'm off to paint the bathroom a bit more, and try to whip up some simple Valentines.  I'll see you tomorrow with a new Play Date Cafe challenge!

Colleen

Stamps:  Sincere Sentiments - Stampendous
Paper: Barely Banana, Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla - SU; patterned papers
Ink: Antique Linen Distress - Ranger; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Other: pearls; paper rose, teacup charm - Mark's Finest Papers; Big Shot; Fancy Tags Two die - Spellbinders; sheer ribbon - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

23 comments:

Linda R said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the beautiful panels done in different papers. Soooo pretty!!

Hugs, Linda

Vicki Dutcher said...

This is so pretty in these soft colors! Your style is becoming very "Verve" -- hmmm --- trying to get on the team huh? :) Good luck

Karen W said...

I love this very elegant and pretty!!

~Tammy~ said...

This is just amazing and beautiful wrapped in one little pretty card! SO elegant and I love love that beautiful rose and charm. Great mix of papers!!!

lynn said...

such a sweet, pretty card, colleen:)

Sabr said...

very soft and beautiful!

Bonnie said...

All these papers are so soft and feminine! This is such a beautiful card with a wonderful sentiment!

Lesley said...

How lovely! The papers and that exquisite flower really look beautiful together Colleen! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players.

Marisa said...

Beautifully done - looks like a card you would make hanging out with Andrea :) Fabulous label and lvoe the flower.

Linda Callahan said...

Love how you take all of those little bits and create something beautiful!

Benzi said...

Oh this is gorgeous. I love the beautiful papers and the sweet charm. The flower is pure yumminess.

trisha too said...

Really pretty, Colleen, a beautiful card!

:)

LeAnne said...

Well, your 13-year-old might not like it, but I think it is beautiful!! Gorgeous papers! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Paper Players!

Anonymous said...

So soft and pretty! The papers do remind me of Ann G. stuff. Gorgeous. I am not very daring at putting papers together - yours work so well! Love the cheap-o pack ones! I gotta get me some of those tea cup charms, they are totally me! The flower is just the crowning part. Well done!!!!

Chris R. from Iowa

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Colleen! I love the soft and feminine colors! The charm is adorable!

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

I love it Colleen! The papers are so soft and pretty! They remind me of Anna Griffin too! Love that bow and flower.

Maria said...

Oh, this is on gorgeous card! Love all the mix of papers! It has a soft vintage feel to it, so pretty! Take care, hugs!!:-))

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH! I love the soft colors and that beautiful flower!! Those papers are so beautiful! GREAT card---you amaze me, Col!!!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, I don't know that this is such a huge departure for you, Colleen. I can see you in this soft, feminine, and gorgeous creation! I'll bet you had fun combining all of those pretty papers. The result is quite lovely!!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Colleen, this is so soft and feminine! I just love that mix of paper and your lovely flower. Beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

jaydee said...

Colleen, this is a departure for you but what a beautiful departure. It is so soft and feminine and pretty. The mixture of papers is gorgeous. All round... LOVE IT!
So glad you joined us AGAIN this week and shared three beautiful cards
Jaydee

Cath said...

Hey Colleen! Thanks for linking this up to the Die Cutting Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Ooohh, this one is right up my alley! Love those vintage flowers and the combination of the velvet flower and organdy ribbon...super chic!

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