this post from JoAnn Ross where she used a darker dsp on her card, so I opted to pull this paper out and finally work with it. I had a scrap of light teal card stock on my table, and it brightened the paper up a bit. Then I tried to match the rose in the center panel, and raspberry ripple was as close a match as I could find, so this card came together pretty quickly once I decided on the colors to use. The circle panel was done with a SU! Round Array stamp, and the sentiment is by CASual Fridays.
6th challenge hosted by Julie, where she wants us to use one of our own personal photographs and make a card with it. For the most part, I only take photos of the cards I make, but I found this one in my files that I took last August. We'd just lost a cherished and dear neighbor to a horrible accident at home, and the following day as I was walking up the walk to our front door, I spotted this flower blooming from the trunk of our Rose of Sharon tree which is in our front yard. The tree had already lost most of it's blooms, but this bright pink blossom suddenly appeared out of nowhere, so we took that as an omen that our neighbor was somehow letting us know he was ok. It was so strange to see a full bloom growing from the base of the tree trunk, so I grabbed my camera and took a picture. I wish I had a tiny sentiment that says "bloom" but I settled for "hello" from the SU! teeny tiny wishes stamp set and attached the jewel tag with black twine. The picture looks a bit grainy because I printed it on card stock instead of photo paper.
My two favorite drivers were just knocked out of the NASCAR race at Talladega in a huge wreck, so I might get to work on the final VCMP challenge after it's posted :)
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