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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Sunshine and blue skies challenge

Hi there everyone! It has been a busy week for me as I am getting ready to travel to Montreal to help my sis find an assisted living place for our mom. She had a stroke in March and is not able to live alone at this moment...
I have not made any cards this week, except for this one last night for the Flourishes "Sunshine and Blue Skies" challenge. It truly was a challenge for me, as I do not use these colours too often and never really reach for them.
Here it is, using K and Co. dp for the background and punched yellow MS Quilted Edge border panel. The two circular lacey "flowery clouds" were cut from another K and Co. dp and I added some lemon PTI buttons threaded with blue embroidery floss. The Chrysanthemum Flourishes image is from my beloved Flowers for a Year set from Flourishes. I coloured with Copic markers and cut out, using the petite ovals dies. I added the yellow flourish that I cut with a Sissix die and used a blue pearl to join the two flourishes together.
That's it....
I'm looking forward to seeing my family over the next 10 days and I will be back home in Austin, trying to catch up on all of the stamping world news ;)
Thanks for visiting!
Chriss

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  2. Chriss, this is truly beautiful -- I think I would reach for these colors more often if I were you -- you sure did it up right! :-)

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  3. Sorry to hear about your Mom - Best wishes. Also wanted to thank you for stopping by the DRS Designs blog. Good Luck in the contest!

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  4. Good luck finding your mom a nice place and I hope she is able to recover. I know how hard it can be. All the love in the world.

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  5. Sorry to hear about your mom. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. This is a beautiful card. I love everything about it! Thanks for playing along with DRS Designs Stamp A Day Give Away! We appreciate your visit!

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  6. Chriss this is beautiful!!! I just adore these colours together!!! I am so sorry to hear about your Mum and I hope you have found a place for her to live, I'm sure this is a difficult time for all of you.

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  7. You did a fabulous job with these colors, Chriss...the flower image is beautiful and I just love all the fancy swirls and flourishes!!! I hope all goes well with your mom...be safe!!!

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