Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Stampin' Out Alzheimer's Flower Soft Challenge

Hi everyone! Have you had a chance to go to the Stampin' Out Alzheimer's site yet? It's day two of this fabulously worthwhile (and fun) event and they've already exceeded their goal of $5,000! It runs until May 31 at midnight. All you have to do is donate as little as $5 to be able to enter this site to see and play in all the challenges! There are over $1,000 in prizes already donated and ready to be given away. Each challenge has a giveaway and there are daily prizes as well! I have a challenge called I've Got the Blues for You Copic Marker Challenge. So come on and join in all the fun!

Today I entered a card in the
Flower Soft Challenge sponsored by i {heart} papers. I was planning on doing a card with Flower Soft using my very own flowering crab apple tree as inspiration. A few weeks ago it blossomed in all it's glory on a beautifully sunny day here in Buffalo, NY. I took a picture of it with my sweet Lizzie sitting under it. When I saw this flowering tree, I immediately had a Flower Soft tree in mind. Here's a picture of my inspiration.
Isn't it beautiful? And my Lizzie loves to pose for pictures...she's such a ham! Now here is my version of that tree. I'm not very good at creating scenes like some crafters, but I tried! Not bad, huh? I like the way the Flower Soft came out on the tree. I mixed Baby Pink with a little Bright Pink Flower Soft to create some dimension. The colors are pretty darn close to the real one! I wanted to put a dog under the tree, but I didn't have one small enough! I used Basic Grey's Porcelain dp. I loved the watercolor-effect paper and the zig-zag dp went really well with my image. I left off a sentiment...now that I'm looking at it, I probably should have added one in the upper right corner!

I hope you think about joining in on this fun and worthwhile event. I'm so passionate about it because my dad died from complications of Alzheimer's. You can read about it
here (scroll down to the bottom of the post). Thanks for all your kind comments recently! They are appreciated! Enjoy your hump day...only two more after this!
Stamps: Branch Out (SU)
Paper: Neenah white, regal rose, chocolate chip, certainly celery, Porcelain dp (Basic Grey)
Ink: Chocolate chip, certainly celery, soft sky, pink passion
Accessories: Flower Soft (baby pink and bright pink), ribbon, slot punch, star dust stickles, dimensionals


Tina said...

Holy mozell, this is incredible. It's just perfect, Lisa.

Cheryl said...

Great card, Lisa! It is the perfect imitation of your backyard tree! I think you're pretty great at scenes!

Kim said...

Lisa, that is so gorgeous. I have to get to my LSS and get some Flower Soft!

Dawn B. said...

Holy moley.... This is fantastic. This is by far the best Flower Soft card I have seen Lisa. I love your inspiration and the cutie under it.. Great job.

Katie Cotton said...

beautiful card! and i love the new look of the blog!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous! I am not good at scenes either, but you did a great job!

Silke said...

Super gorgeous inspired card - Lisa!!! I still need to try this Flower Soft...it looks soooo fun :)!!!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

oh, Lisa! Your tree is gorgeous! And I love your cad! Trees with pink flowers are my fave!!!


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