Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Because I Care

Ok, maybe things are looking up and my mojo juices are starting to flow again, albeit rather slowly.   I think that part of my problem is that I need to craft with a purpose, and by that I don't just mean a challenge here and there or even the card class, but a purpose that can touch someone's life.

I've derailed a bit from my OWH commitment, although all the cards I do make still go to them, but I was usually on top of things and knew that by a certain date they needed this type of card etc...I need to get back on track. Just mumbling out loud....ignore me...Here is my card for today:

Paper: cardstock (PTI); Neenah
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Copic Markers; CTMH - Baby Pink Dye ink
Stamps: MFT (IB-Flowers); Penny Black (Paisly outline)
Other: Twine (The Twinery); Corner Rounder; Dimensional foam tape; Hole punch; clear embossing powder

I stamped the paisly background in pink ink on some white Neenah cardstock and rounded the two top corners before adhering to the notecard.  I then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment.  I punched a hole, which you cannot see, under the flower through the notecard in order to wrap the twine around three times, just for something different, instead of going right around the card.

The flower is only part of an image which I coloured with copics and trimmed, and then adhered with some foam dimensional tape.

Thanks for coming to take a peek!  Hugs to all.

18 comments:

sheila said...

oooooh-love htis one Brenda. Great color scheme and the flower is just perfection!

Elizabeth Allan said...

The flower against the soft background is stunning! Brenda you touch so many with your thoughtfulness and love!

Lisa said...

Beautifully colored bloom Brenda! It seems so many of us are experiencing creative dilemas. Mojo, straying from original style for challenges.....it can be frustrating. I'm of fan of your work though my friend and look forward to every post!

Rosemary said...

what an elegant card, brenda! this will definitely make someone feel very special and very happy!

joy said...

Brenda, I love this card! The pink and black combo is gorgeous - your mojo is doing just fine!

Pam W Merwin said...

I love that gorgeous coloring on the flower and the softness of the background - thanks for the tip on the hole punch behind the flower :)

Jacqueline said...

Do you know Brenda, that is my problem too... I need to craft for a purpose!! I am looking into that otherwise I find that I am crafting without passion.
Beautiful CAS card my lovely friend!

Stella said...

This is the card that shows us that you dont need a lot of stuff to create something gorgeous. The sentiment and the subtle - and elegant - addition of the flower says it all. Well done!

Trinh said...

So pretty, Brenda! Love how you did the twine.

Judy1223 said...

Brenda, this is so pretty! I especially love the beautifully colored and cut out flower...amazing!

Barb said...

I would definitely say your mojo is back, Bren! This is really beautiful!

Maureen Morton said...

oh, my - this coloring is wonderful and I love the trick with the twine! Don't get discouraged. I am now doing cards that I want to do/need and not focusing so much on challenges. It makes me happy!

alexandra s.m. said...

Beautiful card so well colored ;-)

TFS Brenda!

Dawn said...

What a beautiful card Brenda. I've pinned it to my Pinterest board. I love the flower. Looks stunning

walchowDesign said...

Your creative mojo is definitely catching up, Brenda! This card is so beautiful and I love the way you colored the flower and tying of the twine!

AnitaRex said...

So pretty Brenda! Love your flower! :> It's so fun to read what makes people tick when it comes to crafting! :>

Tiffany said...

Ooh, this flower is super gorgeous! What an eye-catcher , Brenda!

Michelle said...

oh so beautiful! gorgeous coloring of the flower and love the paisley stamp!