Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Friends are Flowers

IN THE GARDEN OF LIFE

They sure are! I made this card for a dear friend who just found out she has breast cancer. My dear, always cheerful, kind, and courageous friend. She was worried about my ankle! She dropped off homemade apple dumplings and friendship bread in the midst of her own medical news. Thank you, my friend, I am blessed beyond words.

Using the sketch this week from 2Sketches4You, I utilized one of my water colored floral images and papers from my Lilac Avenue kit. Check out sketch details HERE, and the Lilac Avenue kit HERE. The yellow scalloped punch out worked perfectly for the sketch. I also snipped along a few of the image lines so I could curl up pieces of the flowers and leaves. I love how much dimension this gives using one stamped image! Flower petals and leaves work especially well for this technique. Here is JustRite's Plant a Little Love set, The sentiment border used on my card is from JustRite's My Garden set. Be sure to visit the 2Sketches4You BLOG for details on how to win the entire botanical set collection along with the coordinating wooden blocks!!!

Ankle update: NO surgery needed, Alleluia! I have a cast and will go back to orthopedic doc in one month. No driving for me. However, I am getting better at those crutches! Thanks so much for stopping by! I have a wonderful, quick, Valentine heart sweet pastry to show you on Friday for Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Challenge! See you then!
DETAILS:
Stamps: JustRite Stampers Plant a Little Love, My Garden Paper: Watercolor paper, PTI Vintage Cream, Basic Grey Lilac Avenue (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store) Ink: StazOn Black Other: Sheer Purple Ribbon (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store) Sewing Machine, Adhesives, SU watercolor pencils, aquabrush

15 comments:

Angela said...

sorry to hear about your friend. She is lucky to have someone as nice as you that she can count on. Glad to hear about your ankle. Hopefully your recovery will go quickly.

This card is AMAZING!!! I love every part of it - the coloring, the colors, the design.

Great job Barb!!!

EileenMV said...

This is such a beautiful card! The colors are great & there's so much detail - great job!

Sharon Harnist said...

Gorgous, Barb -- love the solid lavender behind the flowers!

Laura Davis said...

What a beautiful card! The colors are perfect! Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

www.amazingpapergrace.com said...

Barb what a sweet card!! The colors are serene and there's nothing like a card to let your friend know you are thinking of her.
--Hugs Becca

mom2christopher said...

Such a pretty card! Love the Just Rite stamps you used! :) Kathy

Lea L. said...

Very beautiful card! You used those stamps wonderfully! Great job with Laura's sketch!

♥Lea

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Barb, this card is just wonderful! LOVE your beautiful colors and those fun machine stitches! Superbly done -- so lovely!!!

Shawna said...

My heart to your friend AND to you. At least with no driving you can do lots of papercrafting. There is always a silver lining!!! ;-) Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent!

Joan Fricker said...

Barb, I am so glad you don't have to have surgery and that you are conquering those crutches. Great time to take advantage of sitting still and crafting.

And crafting you did....beautiful card. I love your coloring and your curled flowers and leaves. Great job my friend!


JOan

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

What an amazing friend you have!! I hope that her treatment will go well. YAY for no surgery!!! Take care of that ankle!!!

This is a beautiful card - love the solid colour behind the flowers!! Beautiful job with the sketch!!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous card! And I'm glad your ankle isn't broken. Hope it heals quickly!

Conniecrafter said...

Lovely card, and sounds like a lovely friend!! Glad to hear no surgery, hope the healing goes quickly for you!

Jenny Gropp said...

Love the card -- with the soft shades of purple and green - FAB!
So glad to hear -- no sugery!!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Oh so pretty!!! love this color combination!