Monday, July 18, 2011

Color Blocked Buds

Hello, my friends!  How are you today?  I got some devastating news earlier from one of my friends that her daughter has breast cancer.  She is only 27 years old.  I cried after I hung up from the phone call, but I also believe in the power of prayer.  I'd appreciate it if you offered up a prayer for sweet Lindsay.  You see, my friend lost her mother to breast cancer at a young age, so this is hitting her especially hard to learn that her daughter has been diagnosed with it, too.

Speaking of friends, my friend, Joanie, is hostessing the Technique challenge on Splitcoaststampers today and she's challenged us to do color blocking with a twist.  You can get all the details here.  I used Baja Breeze on my acrylic block for my color blocking.  I then used chocolately brown embossing powder to heat emboss my Rubbernecker Buds images and "friend to friend" sentiment.  The embellishments down the left side of my color blocked section are brown Mosaic stickers I purchased at Michaels.  I used the Martha Stewart double edge Infinite Loops Trim punch in the same color as my base cardstock (Baja Breeze) for a little added interest in the background.  After I heat embossed the "friend to friend" sentiment, I added some color blocking to it, sponged Chocolate Chip on the outer edge, and cut out with a circle Nestability.

Now, go give someone a hug and tell them you love them.


bensarmom said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's daughter. Can we send cards to your friend and her daughter?

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow, this is fabulous, Charlene! Love the interest added by layering the punched border on the card base.

I will definitely keep Lindsay in my prayers.

Jessie/knightrone said...

So beautiful.

Charlene said...

Charlene...I'm so sorry to hear about Lindsay. I will add her to my prayer journal and pray that her cancer is curable.

There is so much cancer in the young.

I have this RN stamp and was wondering how to use it...you've done an elegant job.

Joanne (jojot) said...

so sorry about the bad news....will keep her in my prayers and thoughts....if you think a card would help, I'd gladly send one, to your friend or her daughter or both......

this card is absolutely stunning..love that tone on tone border/loopy panel....subtle and yet so elegant.....wow

Cook22 said...

Phew - time for a pause in life and some catching up after a busy week. The buds look so great against the blocked background - I think silhouette stamps are so pretty.
I'm sorry about your friend and her daughter and will certainly remember them both. Breast cancer is tough at that age - we had a friend live with us on and off while she went through the various treatments - she was just a few years older than your friend's daughter. I hope they found it early and can treat it easily and effectively.