Sunday, February 25, 2018

Color Throwdown #451 Encouragement Card

My prayer list grew this week to include a neighbor, our former mail lady, who is back in the hospital with lung cancer and an eight year old  boy who has inoperable brain cancer, along with quite a few others in our church. I also watch the news and see situations that need God's help. My heart always breaks for all of them, so that certainly prompts me to pray. I also made several encouragement cards to send.

When I saw the group of colors from Color Throwdown #451 this week, I thought of a vintage type card using my old Plum Mist and Smokey Plum cardstock. I combined it with cream and cocoa/chocolate browns.

When I white embossed the flower silhouette it was just too white, so I used a light yellow Copic marker over the white to make it match the cream colored papers. I also flicked two shades of brown on the middle of the butterfly with Copics.

 I had some pieces of Plum Mist stamped with script using Plum Mist ink. There was a blank area on the left so I filled it with an old stamp design (CTMH Adorable) using the darker Smoky Plum. I used a cream card base and cardstock, cream ribbon, Cocoa cardstock, Chocolate Pearls, an old stamp of the month for the flower silhouette, new butterfly stamp from Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking set, and a PTI scripture sentiments. The inside has this verse from Isaiah 40:31, "Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength, they will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."

May you be blessed as you share your creativity with those who have needs.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges;

Color Throwdown #451 - light purple, dark purple, off white and brown
HeARTful Stamping Challenge - anything goes with stamping
International Art and Soul #27 -  use stuff you already own
Stamping Sensations - anything with flowers
Word Art Wednesday #322-333 - anything uplifting goes


brenda said...

How very pretty and how well the white embossing tones down with the added colour, many thanks for joining in with our 'Flowers' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Lynne K said...

A beautiful and elegant design! I love the vintage feel, the colours are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Eliz Stewart said...

Vickie...your card is truly lovely... gives me such a sense of peace....

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Thanks for joining us at INTAAS with your beautiful card, the words are perfect.

Juliet A said...

This is an excellent example of how beautiful complementary colors can be - your use of the colors is so restrained and elegant! I'm so glad you joined us at the Heartful Stamping Challenge!