Wednesday, October 7, 2009

For the Girls

How could I resist combining these two sketches this week....the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge which is all in pink for the great cause of Breast Cancer Awareness and Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge for this week....amazingly enough both of these sketches are hosted by the lovely Silke Ledlow - and don't we just love Silke!!  Silke has become such a dear crafting friend to so many of us and is always encouraging in her comments and totally inspiring with her work - congratulations Silke on hosting both of these challenges this week - I have had so much fun combining them!

It is also for the Crafty Creations Challenge this week, the theme being 'All Shades of Pale." and the Pile it On Challenge where it is all Three Dimensional!

I have used this gorgeous set from Crafty Secrets, it was the first Blog Candy that I won, from none other than Judy (Joy in a Jar) I love this set and am so happy to have a chance to ink it up!  I have stuck to the pink theme with just the tinest bit of sponging (I couldn't help myself - I am a self confessed sponging addict! LOL!)

The embossed layer is done with the paisley embossing folder (thank you Hannah aka bubblefrog!) and has been distressed and sponged with distressing ink.  The circular DP is from some DP I won from Steph - who is always giving away 'stash!' I cut the pink ribbon out and used 3D foam tape to 'pop it up' All of the edges have been sponged (of course)

Both the image and the sentiment sqaure have been layered onto pink CS and popped up on foam dots then adhere to white embossed CS which has been distressed and sponged.  The word 'HOPE' has been stamped a second time and cut out, raised up on the foam dots and coloured with pink, to empasise the word HOPE!  I have changed one thing - the pearls are at the oppposite end of the image than in the sketch - just ran out of room!!

Thank you for looking and for your very kind comments.  It is always moving for me to make a card with this Cause in mind - our lives have all been 'touched' in one way or another by knowing someone close who has been touched by this disease!!  Public Awareness is a HUGE step forward!!  God bless you!


  1. To quote your DH - Yumbly! Lovely card Linda and yes, it is an awesome 'cause'. I am very fond of the pink and brown colour scheme, and I think that touch of brown just brings out the pink beautifully.


  2. Hi Linda!! Wow you are first up this week for the CCC!! Fabulous depth and texture to this gorgeous card!! Thanks so much for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!! Have a great week!

  3. linda...what a beautiful tribute! great color combo, and the image and sentiment are wonderful!

    thanks for playing along with my sketch for this week, and i hope to see you again next week! :)


  4. This is truly breathtaking! Thanks for playing this week at Crafty Creations!

  5. Linda,
    That's a gorgeous card!
    I love all the aspects too it and a great combo of challenges.
    Thanks for playing along at PIO this week.

  6. This is absolutely adorable I love her!
    Your coloring is wonderful and your design and detail amazing.

    Thank you for playing along with Pile It On! this week.

    Jennifer PIO

  7. AWWWW - Linda - you are the sweetest ever!!! Thank you for you kind words :) I have to sen the compliment right back at ya :)!!!

    I'm so glad you had a chance to play all the challenges with us!!! Your card turned out gorgeous!!! Perfect card for a meaning full cause!!! You rock my friend!!!

    Big xoxoxo hugs

  8. What a way to combine challenges girl!!! This card is fantastic!!!! (And yeah, we definitely love Silke!!! :) )

  9. Fantastic very creative!!

  10. A beautiful card - thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations! Cheers Claire x

  11. Thanks fot joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge with this beautiful card... so sweet!!

    Saskia :)

  12. I love it! Its a great card love all the wording.
    Such a fab tribute too
    love tasha xx

  13. Lovely make, for a great cause. Thanks for joining us on CCC this week. Hugs, Jaime


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