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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Hope

When I heard that Wax Fruit Company was one of the artists offering a freebie for the Freebie Digi Challenge at the CDAC this week, I made a beeline for my laptop and printed this sucker up!  As soon as I colored it, faster than you can say Copic, my 11 year old daughter comes over to me and says..."hey Mom, that would be pretty cool with a "seed" sentiment of some kind".  Sparks flew and the lights came on -I knew I had an awesome sentiment from TLC like she was talking about, that was featured on TLC's blog for free that would work perfectly.   And so, the Mojo returned and stayed for awhile.

After making the card, I realized that it really can work to send to someone "just because".  I know so many online and "real" friends that are bearing and enduring some kind of cross at the moment.  I think its a sooped up "Thinking of You" card and offers some words of encouragement that things will, and almost always, do get better.

So there is the front of the card with the image and word art.  I wasn't sure if you were able to see the embossed strip I matted in the center of the card, so I figured I would take a close up pic for you as well as a pic of how the sunflower pops out from behind the sentiment - something I think is lost no matter how many pictures I take.  I drew inspiration from Friday Sketcher's Sketch #144.  Even though I missed the deadline for the challenge, I thought that the sketch worked well with the image since the original image is only half the flower. 

Thanks for stopping by today and looking :)

Recipe:
Image:  Wax Fruit Company
Sentiment:  TLC
Medium:  Watercolor Pencils
Papers:  Making Memories Fresh Anthology Collection - Eliza
Cuttlebug Border Embossing Folder
Self-adhesive pearls

Challenges:
CDAC - Freebie Digi Challenge cdacfdc19
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - #125 Flowers For Mum
ABC Challenge - P is for Pearls
Bugaboo Stamps - Scallops

8 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!

    Thanks for joinig us at ABC Challenge this week

    Bea

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  2. Wow Sara...this card is fabulous! You colored that image beutifully...and that sentiment is so perfect! What a wonderful idea to make this into a card of "Hope" for anyone going through a rough time! The colors that you chose are so bright and cheerful that it can't help but lift a person's spirits. And that piece of embossed pp in behind is a perfect embellishment in behind that beautiful flower. Way to go girl!

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  3. Gorgeous card and I love the sentiment!! Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug!
    Tammy :)

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  4. So pretty!

    Thanks for joining us on our "Flowers for Mum" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

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  5. oh simply beautiful and great flowers for mum too, thanks for sharing your lovely work with us at the SCSC
    Hugs Kate xx

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  6. Love that giant flower... just beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter :)

    ~Kelly

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  7. Great card, Sara! And I wanted to come over and thank you for the sweet gift and message you left me at the Outlawz. That was so nice of you. It made me smile. Thanks, girl.

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  8. This is beautiful, love the sunflower and the sentiment is perfect.Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo this week.

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