Sunday, November 4, 2007

...Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #26, & Inspiration Challenge #100

This is my submission for Beate's weekend sketch challenge seen HERE. The Sahara Sand card is sponged with sahara ink before a matted panel of Really Rust and designer paper (from Fall Flowers) was added on top. A single panel of Groovy Guava cardstock was added after being stamped with the textured stamp from Oh, So Lovely in guava. The edges of the guava panel are also sponged using guava ink. Rust silk ribbon was then wrapped around the center panels, and tied in a knot. The focal panel is made of the following paper starting with the bottom layer: Really Rust, Sahara Sand, and watercolor paper. The flowers were stamped in Basic Brown, then colored using blender pens and ink pads in these colors: guava, rust, and Sage Shadow. I sponged the edges of the watercolor paper with sage, then used a fine-tipped glue pen to outline each bloom. Dazzling Diamonds glitter from Stampin' Up! was sprinkled over the flowers to give them a bit of a *sparkle*. The focal panel was then mounted onto the card with dimensionals to give it added lift. The sentiment (from the set Absolutely Fabulous) was stamped in brown, and reads "you're absolutely fabulous".

This is also my submission for today's Inspiration Challenge at SCS. The challenge was to make a card that was inspired by someone who changed our this is dedicated to Lillian Elise. Those of you who are close to me will know who this is, but for all the others I will have to explain. Lily was my daughter that I miscarried nine years ago when I was five months pregnant. She would have been celebrating her ninth birthday in a few months, and every November I am always reminded of her. She changed my life, and I never will forget her...but I know that one day I will see her again, and she will know that I am her mother. That always brings a smile to my face. I love you and I miss you, angel.

That's it for today! I hope to have another card to post tomorrow for you: SCS's Featured Stamper card {fingers crossed}! So until then...

Hugs ~ Mercy

Stamps: Oh, So Lovely (hostess), Absolutely Fabulous
Paper: Sahara Sand, Really Rust, Groovy Guava, Fall Flowers Designer Paper, watercolor
Ink: same as paper, Basic Brown, Sage Shadow
Accessories: ribbon, dazzling diamonds, dimensionals, blender pens


beate said...

Wow! That is absolutely beautiful! I love it!
Hugs and smiles

Shannan said...

This is just gorgeous! Love the sparkle!

Andrea said...

fabulous card, love the colours you have used and the touches of sparkle

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

Oh, Mercy...You have touched me so many ways....I am grateful you have come into my life....and I am truely...TRUELY blessed.

nancy morgan said...

This card is absoluetly gorgeous and thank you for sharing the inspiration for the card...Lily's beautiful smile, from heaven, shines right through your card!

Your arwork & projects are just amazing...LOVE your blog!!! = )


p.s. love the music too!!!

Courtney Fowler said...

Wow, Mercy! This is stunning!

Andrea said...

Thank you so much for your nice comments on my blog. my surname is Brownjohn
Andrea x

Lori said...

What a beautiful, elegant card. The colors are striking. Thank you for sharing the story behind your inspiration for the card.

Amy said...

What an absolutely beautiful card! The colors are fantastic together, and the sparkle really brings everything to life. I was touched by your story, too, thanks for sharing. (Great music, too!)