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!


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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! :-)

  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!

  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.

  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!

  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.

  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 safe!!!


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