Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Your Friendship is a Gift from God

The closer it gets to Mother's Day, the more I think about the many women I know who deserve a Mother's Day card for a variety of reasons. I know two mothers who may be sad on Mother's Day because their older children have reached that stage of independence where they've moved out of the house in rebellion and treat their mothers like dirt - so sad, but true. I know they won't be receiving cards from those children for Mother's Day. This card is for one of them. Most cards sing the praises of motherhood and most mothers love that. But when the pain is recent and deep, I fear that some of those platitudes only rub salt in the wound. So I'm sending a special friendship card for that day, because they can know that our friendship is true. I want the recipient of this card to know how glad I am to have her as a Christian friend and that God heals wounds.

I was attracted to the sketch this week at Sketchy Colors. I thought it would work well with my image from Clear Dollar Stamps that I colored with Copics.  The flower image comes from the set "Spring Trimmings" and the sentiment comes from "Christian Friendship." To accompany the flower basket, I used papers from Basic Grey's Oh, Baby Girl and Graphic 45's Secret Garden.

I used the following Copic markers to color the image:
E21, E34, E43
BV02, BV04, B95, BG78
YG23, YG63, Y21
I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
All Sorts #205 - sparkle (CTMH blue/green sparkle collection)
Clear It Out - anything goes / stash item: use two or more pattened papers
Cutie Pie Challenge #43 - lots of layers
Love to Create #64 - for a mom or special lady
Marker Pop #22 - May Flowers (colored with Copic markers)
Order of the Opus Gluei #156 - Bouquet for you
Whoopsi Daisy - for a special lady
2 Sisters #142 - Bingo (bottom row across: die cut, sentiment, flowers )



Sarah said...

Love the colours on your card Vickie, fab image too. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts for our Add Some Sparkle challenge x

Electra said...

This is really pretty, like Sarah I adore the colouring you have done. And the ribbon is the perfect touch! Thanks for playing along with us at Opus Gluei!

Jannhild said...

Very pretty card!
Thank you so much for joining us at Sketchy Colors this week!
Hugs Jannhild

TOM Orrell said...

Even a complete newbie like me understood it.
Keep up the good work.
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Debs said...

Beautiful elegant card.
Thanks for playing along with the Cuties.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Carol said...

Beautiful creation. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week. Carol DT x

Mei said...

Gorgeous card! Love all the layering! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

Creative Card Crew DT
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Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Clear it Out for the challenge.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

A very graceful, gorgeous card with the simplest of designs that says WOW! Love it. Glad I saw it at marker's op challenge #22