I've decided to enter this card in this week's Monkey Challenge 61 over at A La Card Monkey. This week's challenge was to create a "girly" card and while this may not be the "girliest" it's recipient is a strong woman of faith and character. She has endured a lot in her 87 years but maintains her happy outlook on life and keeps her faith front and centre. She is my husband's grandmother. She has been a HUGE influence on my husband's life and now is becoming one in my son's too. It's so special to see the relationship that is developing between greatgrandmother and greatgrandson. He especially loves it when she sings to him!
Happy Birthday Grandma!
|Fabulous Florets and butterflies...can it get any better?!|
My peonies were beautiful about a week and a half ago and so when I saw the colour challenge I wanted to do something to reflect them. So I started off by colouring my stamp with Melon Mambo for the outer petals and Daffodil Delight for the centre of the flowers (and that's as far as got that week). For the leaves I stamped first in VersaMark ink and then heat embossed with Wild Wasabi embossing powder. For background paper is used some from the Beyond the Garden DSP (so happy that this is being carried through into next year's catalogue!).
|Birthday close up|
|Fabulous Floret close up|
Oh yes, here's the sketch for this week's Monkey Challenge. Check out A La Card Monkey to see what others did.