Thursday, October 24, 2013

Pink Flowers of Kindness


Hi everyone.  Over at the MUSE (#40) challenge this week ... the guest designer is my friend Darnell.  Congrats Darnell!!  She made a gorgeous card in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Please click here to read Darnell's post - you'll be glad you did.

Here's Darnell's card for inspiration.



I really focused on the flowers and the colors of Darnell's card, changing up the layout a bit.  I used an old set from SU! called Echoes of Kindness (hence the name of this post).  It's such a beautiful set of flower stamps ... I never get tired of them.

I stamped the image in staz-on black ink and color using a blender pen and ink onto Whisper White card stock (marker layering).  I outlined the image with my Certainly Celery Stampin' write marker to give it a shadow effect.



Stamps:  Echoes of Kindness (SU!); Sunny Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White; Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Staz-on black, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Certainly Celery (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, blender pen, adhesives, and dimensionals



Here's a close-up of my card so you can see more details:


I'm finding that now I have new shelving, it blocks the light where I always have taken my photos of cards.  Isn't that always the way?? ... change one thing for the positive, and it has negative effects somewhere else :)  It probably doesn't help that this time of year, the light coming in the window from outside is dull --- my pictures seemed much better during the summer.

I have been thinking for a while now about making a light box for taking photos ... this is hopefully going to push me to do it sooner rather than later :)  I found instructions on-line and now I just need to talk hubby into helping me build it.  It's not going to be on his priority list  ... but if I start mucking with the tools in his shop, he'll probably take over so that I don't damage anything :)  We'll see if that works :)

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Card Candy Giveaway # 8 - Winner

Thanks to everyone that commented on my latest Card Candy Giveaway - #8 (Windows & more).  I used the True Random Number Generator to pick the winner of the Card Candy:


True Random Number Generator 52 

... and the winner is ...



Congrats Jeanne ... please email your mailing address to me (click on the "Email Me" in the right-hand column near the top), and I'll send you the Card Candy. :)




30 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous CAS card Loll inspired by Darnell's beautiful card and story. TFS both.

Susan said...

A great CASE of Darnell's card! Love the little tab of ribbon - a perfect finishing touch.

Cathy said...

Hi Loll, gorgeous CASE of Darnell's card. These flowers are really pretty. Your new shelving looks great too! so tidy and organized. Love all the colourful containers :) Cathy x

MaryH said...

Oh Congratulations to Jeanne on her candy win. I know she will love it! Loved Darnell's card the 1st time I saw it at her blog...just as pretty once again. That is one talented lady! Loved your take on it as well. It's just beautiful. I'm interested in the light box, so I shall be watching for progress. Would love to have the instruction link. Not sure if a box would improve my photography skill any, but I keep telling myself it might! Hugs & TFS such a lovely card.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thank you for joining in CASEing my card for this week's MUSE, Lolly! It is so beautiful! I love your flowers and the layout with that ribbonl fits it wonderfully!! I know what you mean about the difference in the light coming in the window. I notice that my white card stock is looking more grey than white. Hugs to you, Dolly (Congrats to Jeanne!)

sandie said...

Hi Loll, I thought this was watercolored and then realised you got this look from the shading-great idea. I know what you mean about te light. If you have chance, have a look at me Pinterst board and you will see instructions for a light box. I haven't tried it but thought it might give you another idea. If you have succes with yours do let me know x

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I have exactly the same problem with my light and especially now the weather has changed. Yours looks fabulous and bright so looks like you got a little ray of sunshine. Such a beautiful and elegant card and your coloring is amazing

Marie

Karen M said...

Beautiful card Loll - I just love your pretty flowers:) I hope you find some good tools in the shed to play with...(fingers crossed that works for you! LOL) hugs xx

shirley-bee said...

Your card is beautiful, Loll! I love the simplicity of the design, and the colouring is wonderful.

Hannelie said...

I LOVE the way you were inspired by Darnell's card!
Perfect CAS

Stamps and Paper said...

Your card is gorgeous Loll and Karen live the touch of green with your ribbon tag....I think it's a good idea to into your hubby's shed if he's like mine he'll be straight out asking what I'm doing....good luck with your light box


Anne

My Paper Epiphany said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Beautiful interpretation of Darnell's Muse, Loll! Thanks so much for joining us this week!

Jeanne said...

I am so happy! Getting some of your Card Candiy will be a real treat. Thanks a million. BTW, I too love Darnell's work and your card, Loll, is beautiful. Seeing that my blog addy is here, I'd better get to updating it, right?

Gramma Sarah said...

Loll, you take a card to CASE and make yours so serene and peaceful. This card brought tears . . . thank you from a survivor of 14 years. And good luck with your light box - I try to use an Ott light but get shadows at times.

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats to Jeanne on winning your card candy! I'm sure she will really enjoy your beautiful creations!

Your card is absolutely beautiful, Loll! I love the soft pink flowers...they have such a lovely watercolor look, and your 'off-set' panel and ribbon brings the eye right to your focal point! Really wonderful take on Darnell's card!

Anonymous said...

Stunning, Loll ... beautifully simple and elegant ... a gorgeous take on Darnell's muse! Anita :)

Happy Dance said...

Really quite lovely, Loll. Your take on Darnell's card is wonderful. It's all you, with a flavoring of Darnell. What a perfect card for those who have been through this mill. Amazing. Bev

Jacquie Southas said...

Your card is simply stunning! I have a pretty good window with pretty good late afternoon light from April - Sep and then Oct comes along & messes everything up every year :) good luck with the light box (although I don't think I've every seen a bad photo of your cards).

Greta said...

Great take on the Muse challenge!

Karen D said...

I love the delicate flower you have used Loll. Beautifully coloured. The wee green accent is just perfect.

Lisa Lara said...

Absolutely striking Loll. I love the green ribbon tab.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

So light and delightful

Bobby said...

I love the stamp you used and how you colored it. It's a great take on Darnell's card.

Neets B said...

Beautifully CAS version of Darnell's card. That stamp is gorgeous and I love the way you have coloured it :)

Bonnie said...

This is so sweet, Loll! I was sad not to be able to play since Darnell was the Muse. I'm so glad you honored her so beautifully!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love your take on the card!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Yay! Congratulations on being one of the winners of MUSE this week, Lolly! That makes me very happy!! Hugs, Dolly

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on being a Featured Member at Muse, Loll, with your simply stunning card! Anita :)

Barb said...

Gorgeous design! The way the sentiment nestles into the flower's curve is simplicity at its finest...so natural and perfect.

I'd love to buy some card candy from you my dear...your embellishments are so pretty!