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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Remembrance by Fairy Dust Images - Whimsy stamps challenge

Good morning blog friends

Today is the first challenge of the year over at Whimsy Stamps and the theme is

Fancy Edges

there are 3 fab prizes up for grabs this month
A gift certificate, 5 Digi's and a rubber stamp
But remember!
You have to be in it to win it!! 

I've chosen this gorgeous image to work with

It is from Fairy Dust Images at Whimsy Stamps 
and is called 
Remembrance
available here


a close up of the image


I loved this image when I first saw it - I love "wings" but I couldn't quite decide what to do with it.

Sometimes inspiration comes in the strangest, saddest ways and that is where mine appeared for this card.  My husbands uncle had been very ill and died just after New Year and I knew this was the perfect image to use for a card to give to his auntie.  I don't think this image is necessarily suitable for this type of card for everyone - but I knew it was just right this time.  Auntie Joan is someone who really loves arty crafty things and I ways make sure that I make her special cards which she always loves, so I felt sure that she would see my thoughts and prayers that came with this card.

This is what I did

Coloured with - copics
Sentiment - Produced in word
Die cuts - Marianne large ovals by Petra (thanks Vicky for the inspiration!)
Papers - MME Market
Distress ink - Tea Dye from Tim Holtz
Flowers - wild orchid crafts
Gems in centre of ribbons - Prima say it in crystals from Oyster crafts
Other gems from my stash
Ribbons from my stash
Leaves cut with Martha Stewart punch

There are so many gorgeous cards that the DT have made for your inspiration this month - go on over to whimsy stamps and have a look at cards my talented teamies have made

Challenges I'm entering with this stamp

Digital Tuesdays - flower power
Tuesday throwdown - frame it
Artistic inspiration - anything goes
Crafty cardmakers blog - create a fairytale scene






25 comments:

Cheryl said...

oh gosh hun this is just so so beautiful just love the shape,and the beautiful and detailed design hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is such a special and gorgeous card Judith. I love the image and your colouring is wonderful. I am sure that your Auntie will appreciate the thought and love that you have put into making this for her
Hugs Sue

Wendy said...

So beautiful Judith, sure Auntie will appreciate it.
Hugs Wendy xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Judith, I like everything about it!!!
Kevin xx

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card Judith and I love the image in the beautiful frame. hugs,x

Ann said...

Wowzers!! What an amazingly beautiful card!!

Jen said...

This is very pretty!

Lisa Jane said...

wow just beautiful.. love the image and that gorgeous fancy oval frame
Lisa x

Donna Hanley said...

Very nice card and I love the coloring on it. Also your sponging along the die cut edges. I'm sure Auntie will love and so much appreciate it.

Desert Rose Stamper said...

Beautiful card -- one can see that is is a very special card for a very special person. I really like how you framed the image. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Sharon S.

StampTramps said...

Super coloring job! Love that stamp!

Vicky said...

This is sooooooooo beautiful sweetie your auntie I'm sure will treasure this forever. Love the image & of course the frame I lurve ;0)

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Claire Newcombe said...

Its a beautiful card with a beautiful thought behind it that im sure will be appreciated

Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations this week.
Claire x
(DT)

Stacy B said...

Wow! What an amazing card...it's so intricate. Sorry the inspiration for this was sad news though you're right, sometimes it motivates us to do amazing work.

Sue said...

Wow! this is beautiful Judith! I love the image and you've coloured it beautifully to match the gorgeous papers and embellishments. Love the frame with the touches of gold… and the flowers… it's very peaceful and serene… and I'm sure your Auntie loved and appreciated it…
Love and hugs
Sue xx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful easel card and image,beautifully coloured-love the colour and die-cuts your Aunt will love it -thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown
carol DT x

Kim x said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our Create a Fairy Tale Scene challenge.
hugs Kimx

Donna Nuce said...

So sorry about your Uncle. The card is so gorgeous and I hope will be a true solace to your Auntie (I call my Aunt that too!)

Abbie721 said...

Such a beautiful card and image love the colors you have used. thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations this week. Abbie (Owner) xx

Lin said...

Oh my what a beautiful remembrance/sympathy card. I can see why it would be comforting to someone who has had a bereavement. Beautifully coloured, and a lovely design.

Thank you so much for joining in at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lin xx

Asha said...

This card will be greatly appreciated. The image is lovely, the colouring - flawless!
Thanks for joining us on Tuesday Throwdown's Frame It challenge. Hope to see you again next week.
Asha - DT

fionalawlor said...

Gorgeous card! The image is so beautiful and your colouring is fab. I love all of your pretty flowers too :)
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.
Fiona x

Asha said...

This card will be greatly appreciated. The image is lovely, the colouring -flawless! Thanks for joining us on Tuesday Throwdown's Frame It challenge. Hope to see you again next week.
Asha - DT

Asha said...

This card will be greatly appreciated. The image is lovely, the colouring - flawless! Thanks for joining us on Tuesday Throwdown's Frame It challenge. Hope to see you again next week.
Asha - DT

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card! Your image is beautiful and I love the die-cut frame you used. Very elegant. Thanks for joining us this time at Crafty Cardmakers! I hope to see you back again for our next challenge.
Hugs,Tracey (DT)