Tuesday, October 6, 2009

FTTC36 & MTSC42

For today's Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #36 challenge, Makiko Jones challenges us to make a pink card in honor of October being breast cancer awareness month. Makiko is also a Flourishes blog team guest designer for the month of October. Congrats Maki!! I also used the sketch challenge from Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge 42, where Silke Ledlow is the "guest muse" of the month! WTG Silke, congrats to you too!
I paper-pieced the butterfly with SU dsp after stamping with Versafine Onyx Black on PTI white cardstock and pretty in pink dsp. I used the same PIP dsp for the circle cut with Nestabilities. The darker pink cardstock mats were scraps from my stash and done with Nestabilities. I pierced the main panel, and added some silver pearls (thanks again Silke) and a ribbon with a button tied with silver cording. The sentiment is by Verve done in black and pink. I colored those little darker spots in the butterfly's wings with a pink glitter pen.
We probably all know someone who's battling (or battled) cancer, and I think a hand-made card sent to them shows a huge support system that they all need so desperately. I say this from personal experience. Show someone some love today with a card you've made - it can really make a difference!!
Thanks for the great challenges ladies and thanks for spending a little bit of your day visiting :)

Carol

11 comments:

Marisa said...

Wonderful use of Mercy's sketch. Great card. Love all the white :D

Mercy said...

what a perfect breast cancer card...amazing job!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for this week...you've done an amazing job! :)

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

Silke Ledlow said...

WOW - I'm so thrilled that you played both challenges!!! You rock - Carol!!!

This BCA is a very special cause to me!!! I'm so happy to see that you took the time to create a card for someone special!!! It is one beautiful card!!! Big hugs ~S~

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Totally beautiful! Love the pink ribbon!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is totally stunning!! I just love the pink, your ribbon shaped like the breast cancer symbol ribbon, butterfly and layout!! Gorgeous creation!!

Stampin' With Jessi and Rachel said...

Beautiful card for a great cause! Love the glitter!!

Wendy said...

Oh sooooo pretty!!!! This is fabulous, Carol and I love the pink ribbon!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, card!!! What a lovely way to inspire hope! Good job!

The Rubber Maid said...

Love your card. Glad someone ( you) was on time. Not me as usual. Happy Weds. Pat

JD said...

Beautifully done.

southernscraps said...

Very pretty. Love the ribbon touch.