Tuesday, December 16, 2008

HM Challenge # 18 "A Friend In Need"



I am always amazed and inspired at the kindness of others and this is one of those times. Our challenge this week was to make a card from a pre-made sketch and give it someone in need. I think this is something everyone should do. When I made this card at first I thought to myself, "I really do not know anyone in need." That is where I was so wrong, after a little thought on the subject I found bunches of my friends and loved ones who could use a little pick me up. I have recently made so many cards they were beginning to collect, so for the new year I am going to be more proactive and start sending these cards to those I know of in need. The card for the challenge is made from Bazzill wash board texture in pink and dotted swiss in light yellow. The printed papers are from last valentines day,"Words Cannot Express" and "So Happy Together" they are made by Imaginisce. I stamped House~Mouse image "Take Time To Smell The Flowers" #HMUR1062 and then used prisma colored pencils and Gamsol with blending stumps to color in the stamped image.The punched boarder is also the same pink Bazzill used for the card. I embellished with some pink plaid ribbon and a stacked flower made from an embossed scallop, 2 Prima flowers and a light blue button. The "For You' stamped on the card is from CTMH "Say It In Style" acrylic stamp set D1283. I apologize for the scan of the card I have been unable to get a picture of it with my camera in good light, so the scan makes the colors look washed out due to the bright light in the scanner.

6 comments:

mycardz said...

Awwwww...what a sweet card!! I love the colors you chose, it's really refreshing to see other colors than RED & GREEN!! :) Love your card and glad you could join us. Thanks for "playing" this week! :)

Lori Barnett said...

I'm so glad you did the challenge with us this week. I love those HM mice :) I always love the cards with the flowers...and for some reason I have a hard time finding the right spot on cards. They always look wrong when I put them on...but always look SO RIGHT when everyone else does! LOL

Lorraine A said...

Hi , love your card and I am sure your friend will too. I have the same problem as Lori , flowers on my cards always look 'wrong' and i end up taking them off, how do you do it ???? ha ha

Cathy... said...

This is SO cute! I love all the layering you did on this!

Jennifer said...

What a darling card! I love this image and your card is lovely!

JAR said...

So cute and sweet!