Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My Sister, My Friend

CDAC is having it's Group Challenges and the host of the Holiday/Special Occassion Challenge this time is Nicecrane Designs. Now if you haven't been to Nicecrane before you really should go and take a look! Igancio has the most fabulous vintage images. He has things like the original Alice In Wonderland and Peter Pan....not to mention Vintage Advertising, Peter Rabbit and a whole long list of other wonderful images that you can find in his store. And he also has some fantastic freebies, so what are you waiting for...go take a look....oh wait...first I would like you to see the card I made. Ignacio was kind enough to give us the cutest little image to use for this challenge. It is called Incredible Friends DS2 and the challenge is to make a vintage other words one that looks like it was made a 100 years ago. So the colors will not be bright but more to the earth tones. The challenge was to make a card that one friend could give to another, but I hope they'll forgive me an allow my card as I made it for one of my sisters who is also one of my dearest friends. Now before you start going "Wow...hope her other sisters (I have 3) don't see this"...I have already made beautiful cards for the other 2 also. But I do digress and am getting off topic. So here is my card that I made with Incredible Friends DS2. The fruit on the tree was supposed to be apples, but I just thought that peaches would look so wonderful with these colors.
The base of the card is made with SU Crumb Cake. The dark dp is from The Sherlocks' Home and it is part of their Golden Holiday collection. The light bg pp is also part of the Golden Holiday collection. The frame also comes from Sherlocks Home and it is part of the Everything Nice collection. The Image is colored with Prisma Scholar Coloring pencils and oms. The leaves on the tree are done in a green metallic gel pen from Michaels. The sentiment is from TLC and you can find it and more here, and you can find the store here.
I have decorated it with small off white pearls and mini mulberry paper mache roses.

The inside of the card has a sentiment that I found at Split Coast Stampers. It reads:
I guess it's true what they say
About not being able to appreciate
Some of life's greatest gifts until we get older.
When I was younger,
I thought of you as just my sister,
But now I realize that you're not just my sister,
 But a very special friend.

Happy Birthday to my Sister...My Friend!

CS- SU Crumb Cake
DP - The Sherlocks' Home
Prestuck mini pearls -
Mulberry Mini Paper Roses - Recollections Boutique Fleur
Colored with Prisma Scholar pencil crayons and oms

Other Challenges entered:
Outlaws Thursday Prisma color challenge 0203


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This creation is FABULOUS Charlene! LOVE the soft tones and your framing is perfect! Great job my friend ... can't wait to see more of your work using Ignacio's amazing images!!

Sandi said...

Charlene - Wow, gorgeous!!! Great DP's, love that frame, and awesome coloring. Well done!
☺ Sandi

Nicecrane Designs said...

wowww Charlene,,,,,your card is adorable,,,,so unique,,,,Your coloring is awesome and I love the vintage effect,,,,,,and waht a amazing idea to post these flowers Charlene,,,,,waht a beautiful work usng my stamp........Wowwwwww,,,,

Sara @ thesherlockshome said...

Wonderful work Charlene! I love how you've combined things from different kits!

Starla B. said...

Char, this is so awesome!! I already commented on CDAC, but...WOW. I totally wish I had a sister so I could have you make her a card like this. =) You rock, girlie!

Karen said...

Charlene it's amazing - I think it is truly beautiful sweety! And that image is just so darn cute.xx

Sara I. said...

Simply stunning!! Love the border you created around the image with those pops of pearls!! Your coloring is beyond perfect on this, and the sentiment and verse are just beautiful with this image! You rocked this card, girl - way to go!

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