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November 12, 2011

Sending A Grateful Thank You!

Hi Everyone:
I guess you may have thought that I forgot all about you right! That really is not the case but I have been extremely busy working on some projects. Also, I have not been feeling so great lately.  I have been fighting off a flu bug for the past couple of weeks. Funny thing is once I feel better, it comes crashing down again. I am feeling much better now though and that is great because I have way to many things to do, to be sick right now! Lol.   I  also have some BIG NEWS to share next week and have been working on projects that will tie in with this announcement.  So please forgive my absence from here and make sure to check back for my news.  

I wanted to share a card with you that I made for my brother-in-law who is a Solider with the Canadian Armed Forces. He has been on many trips overseas and have been fortunate enough to return to us each time unharmed. For that we are all truly blessed and thankful. So this card below is to show my family's appreciation for all that he has done for our country and also to show respect for this very special day - Remembrance Day.

Close-up of Flower Coloring

I colored this flower using fine tip markers and I wasn't sure it was going to work really. But I am so happy with the way that it turned out. The white is empty space that I left on the petals to indicate where my light source was and to had high-lites. The shadowing around the flower is something I saw someone else do on their card and thought it wold be fun to give it a try. Not sure if I got this mastered or not. Thanks for looking.

Card Supplies:
Adhesives: E-Z Runner/3L, Double sided tape - ultra clear/Scrapin Gear
Stamps: "Wonderful Words"- Stampin Up', "Delicate Blossom Stamp" - CL449/Hero Arts

This card is also being submitted to the following challenges & contest:

Use Older Stamp Challenge
 ( I am using my older sentiment stamps  & hope this counts!)

Paper Piecing Challenge 

Photo Inspiration Challenge - Field of Poppies!

Challenge # 33 - Be Thankful

Be Thankful Challenge 

Thanks so much for dropping bye. I trust my card inspires you to create a Thank You card and to show someone how much they mean to you.

Until next time, take care of yourself & each other.



Barb said...

This is a beautiful card Dana. Your coloring is FABULOUS!!! I love the stippled background/edging...the die cut highlights that gorgeous poppy perfectly. I've missed your work! I'm looking forward to next week now too :) I hope you're feeling 100% very soon. xo

Barb said...

Dana, this is one of the most beautiful cards I've seen in a long time! Amazing coloring on the poppies, and using a die cut for the highlighting is brilliant! Love the look of the shading too! Wonderful work! Hope you feel totally better soon! :)

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful! Wonderful coloring!

Lisa said...

Dana, I think it's safe to say you mastered the coloring! Totally gorgeous and I really LOVE the shadowing effect.
Take it easy, feel better and I am looking forward to hearing your big news!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Comment From Theresa:
Dana, this card is amazing! I love the way you colored the flower and the "shadow affect" around them. Thanks so much for sharing this on your blog. I'm looking forward to using your inspiration and giving it a try! (This comment was accidently deleted! Sorry Theresa and thanks for joining my blog followers list.)

Maureen Morton said...

Dana, this was totally worth the wait. This is so glorious I can't take my eyes off of it! Your coloring, leaving the white as you did, is amazing and the idea of highlighting the image with a die cut is so unique. You might also enter this is the Simon Says Poppy Challenge: http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/ Love it!

Nicola said...

Gorgeous card Dana, I love your fabulous colouring of such a beautiful image, how appropriate for Remembrance Day!
Thanks for entering our Be Thankful/Feature a Sentiment challenge over at Fussy and Fancy this week and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx

Brenda said...

Oh you mastered this alright Dana! The coloring is uber awesome! This is a most beautiful card for a beautiful cause! Love it completely!

Traci M said...

Beautiful card, Dana!! What a lovely card for a special person, beautifully colored and highlighted/shadowed!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!!

Mynnette said...

Absolutely stunning! Gorgeous coloring--fabulous layout! :)

Rica said...

A gorgeous card Dana, your design is stunning and those Poppies are beautiful and your coloured are awesome.

So happy you joined us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge
Heather xx

Julie said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card Dana!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Paper and Such!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wow! Amazing card!! Your coloring is fabulous!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Wow, Dana!! The coloring on the poppies is really outstanding! I love how you highlighted with sparkle and the white too!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

For More Chances to Win:
*Like Simon Says Stamp on Facebook!
*Follow Simon Says Stamp on Twitter!

Judy1223 said...

Dana, WOW! I think this card is absolutely amazing! I love the dots shading around the flowers...that is so cool! I do think you have mastered it! Your coloring is phenomenal. I do hope you are feeling better! Looking forward to your upcoming news...until then, take good care!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Have to say it here too - this is sooo beautiful!! LOVE your card!!!

Lagene said...

Dana, You did such a wonderful job coloring these poppies! I'm so glad you explained that the white is uncolored....I have such a hard time getting white pens & markers that really work, so this is a wonderful solution!

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful card, Dana! What a lovely color combo and amazing job coloring those poppies!
Thanks for playing along at Card Makin Mamas!
Dee (Sprytebyrd)

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