Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Crafts and Me Pink Challenge!

Welcome to a new challenge at Crafts and Me - This week our beautiful hostess is Mona and she's challenged to use pink!

It's been a rough week for my extended family as one of my mom's brothers passed away to cancer. My grandmother was hardest hit by grief I believe and she's still in the hospital as her body just couldn't handle it and she came down with pnemonia on top of it all. So, when I knew I wanted to make her a sympathy card, this beautiful Sara Burrier Twilight digi from Crafts and Me was the first stamp to come to mind. If you know me at all, you know I've always collected angels, I even have an angel tattooed on my shoulder. I believe wholeheartedly in angels watching over us so this beauty just had to go on a card for my grandma.

I colored her with copics in keeping with our PINK theme here at our Crafts and Me Challenge this week hosted by the super talented Mona! I love the rich earthy pinks found in this Echo Park Life is Good collection. I kept it simple with just a touch of embellishment with some pink twine. I added a bit of shimmer to her wings with my clear atyou glitter pen & a touch of glossy accents on her lantern.
Those big beautiful angel wings just had to be popped up so I used Helmar's Liquid Scrap Dots to give them some lift so it just looks like she's about to wrap them around herself or lift off in flight. I love these scrap dots because they can give that neat angeled lift with ease & it's not going anywhere when I mail it either!

Challenges I'm Playing:
Card Patterns - Sketch #111
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations - Use Digital Image
Lady Bug Crafts - Anything Goes
The Beary Sweet Challenge - #24 Wings

Supplies -
Stamps: Twilight digital stamp by Crafts and Me; Sentiment by Ippity
Paper: Copic Xpress It Blending Cardstock, Echo Park Life Is Good Collection
Copics: E50, E51, E53, E95, 100, C8, C6, C3, C1, R000, R01, R02, E74, E70, E43, E40, W1, W3, BG10, Y26, Y28, Y23, Y32, Y35, Y38
Embellishments: Pink Twine by American Crafts; Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Adhesive: ATG; Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots


Amanda R said...

Beautiful card and I love how you lifted the angel wings off of the background paper. Thanks for joining in at LCI this week and hope your grandmother is doing better.

Mary C said...

This is a beautiful sympathy card you created Carisa. I love the angel image you used. Thanks for playing with us this week at Going Grey with
Scrap-Creations and Good Luck!

Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

I am so sorry to read about your uncle. I know how you feel course i recently lost an aunt to cancer too. I am sure that your grandmother will appreciate this beautiful card. Hope she is doing better. My heart goes out to you and your family. Big hug from Mona

whoistracy said...

Gorgeous! I love those tiny butterflies you added. So glad you could play along with us this week on Card Patterns! I'm so sorry to hear about your uncle- I'll keep your family in my thoughts.

pinky said...

Wow that is so beautiful and so perfect for the occasion. Thanks for playing along with us at LCI this week.

~amy~ said...

wow...that's some fine fussy cutting! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!

Jamie said...

Wow, what a gorgeous image and nice sentiment to match. Thanks for playing in our Beary Sweet Challenge, hope to see you again next time!

Jamie from The Beary Scrap DT :)

Patricia Mae said...

What a very sweet card, Thanks for playing with us at The Beary Scrap. I hope to see you again.

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Carisa, this is beautiful. Actually, it took my breath away when I read the sentiment; paired with that incredible angel image, it's all fantastic. I hope your grandmother is doing better these days.

Thanks so much for joining our Wings challenge at The Beary Scrap DT & Challenge blog - good luck!


Unknown said...

How lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Beary Scrap! Good luck.