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Monday, March 26, 2012

Healing Flowers

I'm sharing a special card today.  Special to me because of it's scripture message, and special because of the person who will receive it. I'm  not sharing any other details, because it hasn't been mailed yet (but it will today).

I've not gone overboard with lumpy embellishments, because the powers-that-be (aka the Post Office and Customs) get a bit grumpy with lumpy greetings cards going overseas.... poking and prodding... athough they might still be delivered, I'd rather send a flattie and know that it will arrive, rain, hail, or shine!

Ingredients: Yellow Cardbase; Core'dinations card; Decorating Chalks; Watercolour Pencils; Digi Floral image; Digi Scripture (TLC); Apricot Pearls...

From the ground up, I have a matte yellow cardbase, and a green Core-dinations layer, which I have sandpapered to reveal it's lighter core. The image has been compiled using a Floral Scroll image, and a Scripture from Create With TLC.  (I can't for the life of me remember where the freebie Floral Scroll is from, so if anyone can identify it for me, I can credit the proper person!)

I have coloured the image with chalks, and for the wee fiddly bits, I dashed with watercolour pencils/water. After fixing this layer to the card, it looked rather stark surrounded by white, so I blended in yellow chalks to fill (the colours are far more intense on-screen, and do not look as mottled on the card). The scroll has been lightly brushed with sepia chalk, for an aged look, but oddly enough, it doesn't seem to show onscreen!  I finished the corners with apricot pearls.

This creation is being shared at
Little Birdie Blessings - Scripture Thursday #21 Sleep Peacefully
Grateful Prayer Thankful Heart - Think on These Things #6 Springtime
Word Art Wednesday - #20
Paper Sundaes - #113 Spring Blossoms (2/4)
Sentimental Sundays - #95 Easter of Spring (2/4) I chose SPRING

Thanks for peepin'!

16 cared to share!:

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Pauline!
This is a gorgeous card. I love your coloring and love the scripture.
Well done.
hugs Marion...aka...Maz

LDH said...

Hi Polly! So nice coming by to visit with you and see all of the lovely cards you create. Such talent! I have perused several of your posts on a few of your blogs.

I love this card you are mailing to someone special. It is beautiful!

It would be lovely if your would share on my Think on These Things post (http://gratefulprayerthankfulheart.blogspot.com/2012/03/think-on-these-things-6-springtime.html)

So nice meeting you!
Kindly, Lorraine

suzARTe said...

hi Pauline,

I haven't seen you around in ages, hope all is well.

I absolutely love your latest card with such a meaningful message, I am sure the recipient will absolutely love it as well. Yep, I always get the third degree by the post office when sending handmade cards overseas :(

Just letting you know that I have started off an Anything goes challenge at Just keep on creating. It would be great if you would enter your beautiful work

Jennifer said...

This is so beautiful! The colours and the scripture.
Hugs!

suzARTe said...

Hi Pauline,

thanks so much for entering your wonderful card at Just keep on creating.Happy to see you are USING IT UP as well, so much satisfaction out of using stash we have had for a while.

thanks so much for your encouraging comment and posting my badge. I am back blogging in a big way, my dad recently passed away and this is a way for me to stay positive.

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Pauline, this card is a beauty. It looks as if the flowers are real. I'm sure the recipient will be blessed. Thanks for linking this to Scripture Thursday. ~ Abby

Victoria said...

I personally don't think this card needed any embellishments anyway. The sentiment stands out boldly - as it should - and the stamped flowers around are absolutely stunning. I am sure this card will be very much appreciated.

Karen Conner said...

I love using scripture too. In my opinion it's one of the most unique ways to be a missionary!
Thanks for playing with us @ Word Art Wednesday.

Laurie said...

Just thinking about you creating this beautiful card for someone special warms my heart, and the scripture so blesses me today.

Bernadette Bliss said...

What a beautiful card, Pauline. I just love everything about it.

Karen Letchworth said...

What a beautiful card, Polly! I just love it! Thanks also for linking it up and playing along in this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday. We are so glad you chose to join us, and we wish you luck in the draw. Please come back this Wednesday for another great challenge, and feel free to use each week's free word art. Have a wonderful week!
Blessings,
Karen L - Social Media Coordinator
Word Art Wednesday
karen-mycuprunnethove.blogspot.com

Archana said...

Such a beautiful card. Amezing coloring. Glad you entered in our sentimental sundays challenge this week.

Cliona Larkin said...

wow, what a beautiful card.

Shanna Shands said...

This is a very beautiful and elegant card. Thanks for playing along with Paper Sundaes.

Tameko said...

This card is gorgeous! Great scripture, and coloring. Check out the Chalk Ah Lot Cafe for some lovely chalk inspiration. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!

Kathy D. said...

Congrats on the win!! I love the verse in the scroll with flowers. Just beautiful.