Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Think Pink x2

Last month my hubby's aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer. I know. It was a shock to all of us. And while no one ever wants to hear those words, we were very relieved to hear that they caught it in the early stage and she came through her surgery and subsequent radiation (it was a new type where you go 2x/day for 5 days and you're done!) treatment with flying to be exact (sorry, sometimes I just can't help myself). ;)

So anyway, in wanting to send her some love, I couldn't help but make a card for her using this causabella image and sentiment from Stamping Bella. And knowing that Caard{varks} was having a "Think PINK!" challenge this week, I thought it would serve as my entry as well. Always thinkin'.... lol

I used Taylor's Cupcake Challenge #21. For some reason I can't ever get the exact link I want from her blog, so if you take a trip over there (and you should -- she's very talented!), just scroll down to June 21. Here's the sketch:
I LOVE this soft pink found in these Sugared designer papers by BasicGrey, and the coordinating brown has pink undertones to it too...really pretty! Unfortunately the pics don't do justice to them here (I just can't take a decent picture -- sorry -- but I'm not gonna give up!). And maybe that's not such a bad thing because none of my cardstock or inks matched perfectly, so the ribbon is not exactly what I'd envisioned (even if it does give a little relief so everything on the card isn't the same color -lol). ;) The dress was paper pieced, there's some Stickles added to the flower on her dress and on the ribbon, and I added little thin lines with my marker for her 'heels' (I still don't get why her shoes don't have heels). The little flowers were inked and Dew Drops are used as their centers.

And because I goofed up and cut my paper too small for the image I wanted to use on the first card, I had to go ahead and make a second card. ;) I used the same sketch, though left it more simple. I think I actually like this card better. Go figure. Karen Lockhart's Chintz Butterfly is so fun to color, and by using my waterbrush I was able to create a much softer pink (as opposed to using the marker like I did on the causabella ribbon). I also went over most of the image with my Stardust Clear Gellyroll pen to give the wings some sparkle. I'm not sure if you can tell in that picture, so here's a closeup: (Oops. In looking at it just now, I noticed that I inadvertently left part of the lower right wing --no, that's not a political reference -lol-- un-sparkled, so I'm off to go remedy that right now.) Oh, and the sentiment is from Close To My Heart's Stamp of the Month for last month, Say It In Style.

Thanks so much for the visit, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!

Supplies Used:

(Think Pink card) - Cardstock: Colonial White, Baby Pink (CTMH), Curious Iridescent Cryogen White (Arjo Wiggins); Patterned Paper: Sugared "delectable," "attractive," and "pleasing" (BasicGrey); Stamps: causabella, think pink (Stamping Bella); Inks: Timber Brown Staz-On (Tsukineko), Baby Pink, Vanilla Cream, Cocoa, Desert Sand (CTMH); Other: circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), slot punch (SU), scallop decorative edge scissors (Fiskars), flowers (Prima), sponge, stipple brush, paper piercer, Liquid Glass (CTMH), brown organdy (May Arts), striped ribbon (American Crafts), Mens Dew Drops (Robin's Nest), Cotton Candy, Frosted Lace, Cinnamon Stickles (Ranger), pop dots

(Chintz Butterfly Hello card) - Cardstock: Colonial White, Baby Pink (CTMH), Curious Iridescent Cryogen White (Arjo Wiggins); Patterned Paper: Sugared "delectable," "attractive," and "pleasing" (BasicGrey); Stamps: Chintz Butterfly (Lockhart Stamp Co.), Say It In Style (CTMH); Inks: Timber Brown Staz-On (Tsukineko), Baby Pink, Cocoa, Sweet Leaf, Grey Flannel (CTMH); Other: circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), ticket corner punch, mat pack (SU), Mens Dew Drops (Robin's Nest), Stardust Clear Gellyroll pen (Sakura), brown organdy (May Arts), paper piercer, waterbrush, stipple brush, Liquid Glass (CTMH), sandpaper, pop dots


SmilynStef said...

Gorgeous pink cards ... I really love the sparkle on your soft pink butterfly.

Pat said...

Really love both of these cards! Glad to see you stamping & blogging again; you've been missed.

E.T said...

lovely cards! I hope that ur hubby's aunt doing much better now.

LeAnne said...

Hey Chris, thanks for stopping by my blog.....I am just lovin' these cards using Taylor's sketch. There are so many sketches & challenges out there, I rarely get to hers! I am going to have to try it. I love both pink cards and am glad you're using your talents to help someone else feel better!

Jeanne said...

These cards are so very pretty! Thank you for sharing them and letting us know how your hubby's Aunt is doing. I'm sure it's been a scary time, but with the family's love and support, she can't go wrong.

Love the details and the sparkle!

Jeanette - said...

Beautiful cards! I love all the sparkles!

malieta said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your husbands aunt, but I'm glad to know that they caught everything in time! I love your cards Christi,the Bella and butterfly are my favorites. I'm a sucker for the color pink and I love the glitter:)

Barb W said...

Hi Christi,
Sorry to hear about your hubby's aunt, the good news is that it was discovered in time and she will be okay. I am drooling over the cards you made. I love the Bella image you used and you did her up very nicely! And that butterfly is beautiful! The colors and the bling are fabulous! Thank you for sharing!

Susan (rainy) said...

So sorry about the scary news.
The card is perfect for your aunt.
The butterfly is gorgeous, too.

Sharon in NE said...

I love your style!!