Friday, May 4, 2012

Home Sweet Home


The Flourishes blog has a fun challenge for us today - be inspired by something in your home!  My card was inspired by a china collection that I have on display in my dining room hutch.  It all started after my paternal grandmother died and I inherited the berry bowl on the left.  I loved the soft pink roses and greens and then the search was on!  I never found an exact match to that bowl, but local antique shops and sellers on ebay were sources where I found additional pieces that blended in with it.  Now you can understand why I love this Flourishes lenten rose image so much! :-)

Unfortunately, I needed a sympathy card for a lady from church who recently lost her husband.  I used the first Viva la Verve sketch for May (by the talented Amber Hight) and really loved this layout!  I colored with Copics and fussy cut the image so it would be "out of the box" on the square panel.   Here's what I used:
STAMPS: Lenten Rose (Flourishes), Joyful Blooms (Verve) - sentiment.
PAPER: Devotion pad by Creative Imaginations (green), Love Me pad by MME (pink), Black, White, X-Press It Blending Card.
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black
ACCESSORIES: Fleur de Lis Square Nestie, SU Old Olive satin ribbin, Spare Parts brad, Victoria EF.
COPICS: R81, R83, R85, YG00, YG03, YG06, Y13, Y18, BG0000, BG000, C0, C1.

Thanks for stopping by...I'm off to work this afternoon then looking forward to a weekend off!

10 comments:

Marisa said...

Love pink and green together. You have done a fabulous colouring job on the flowers and loving that bow.

Anne-Elise said...

Wow, gorgeous Wanda! Love the pink and green colors and the beautifully colored flowers! I'm your new follower!

Dawn B. said...

This is amazing Wanda.. I love love love those dishes. What a precious heirloom. I have a teacup from my grandma that has a beautiful rose print on it. Your card is so pretty. Great coloring..

Traci said...

I fell in love with your card. I love the layering and the black accent. I was very inspired. Traci

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Wanda this is beautiful and your china is fabulous. Wonderful card. Thanks for playing in Flourishes Home sweet home challenge.

dpkennedy said...

Gorgeous card Wanda! I love the black mat, it really sets off the lovely image! Love your china too! So pretty!

ChristineCreations said...

Beautiful dishes Wanda! So special to have started it from your grandma. And such a lovely card too. Beautiful bow with the lenten roses!

Kary said...

Hi Wanda! Your china collection looks beautiful, and your card is so gorgeous!! I'm sure the card was a comfort to your friend. Your colouring is beautiful.

Greta said...

I love your china & the lovely card it inspired!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Very pretty!!