Monday, 1 November 2010

Breastcancer Christmas card

For this week's sweetpea stamps card I used non traditional colours. I used pink, kind of a breastcancer awareness Christmas card. I really like this image called light of beautitude and thought it would work beautifully (no pun intended) as this type of card, making the candles symbolize hope. A perfect card for a survivour. It's not really a Christmas image, but I think it works well as it anyway.

I must apologize though for the not so great images. I accidentaly dropped my camera the other day and the display isn't working so I'm litterally photographing in the dark. It so silly because I dropped it from a low chair and it was in it's padded cozy. I've been much rougher on it through the years, travelling with it a lot, but never really dropped it I guess. It must have bumped just in the wrong spot. Hopefully I can get it repaired as I can't live without it. It's so easy to use and loves me right back - such a chick camera :)

I have coloured the image with promarkers and added glitterglue to the wings. The leaves are punched out using a qk die called holly leaves. I added three red pearls to mimic some of the pattern on the background paper. I folded the corner on the left bottom to balance out the holly decoration. It's a quite simple card, but I think it's well balanced and interesting.

I thought of a couple of challenges while making this card:

ABC-challenge - G is for glitter
Alphabet challenge - A is for angels and fairies
A spoon full of sugar - let's get punchy
In a sweetpea dream - things with wings
Midnight madness - sketch
One stop craft - anything goes
Papertake weekly - sparkly and bright
Secret crafter - anything that flies
Simon says stamp - punch 'em
Stamp challenges - something with pink
Stamp with fun - all that can fly

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Carolina said...

Very pretty and adorable card.
Thank you for joining the Alphabet challenge

Kristel said...

A really gorgeous card Katarina! Looks amazing!
Hugs Kristel

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Katarina - it is great having you play along with us this week at MMSC! Your card is divine, the image gorgeous and those colours delish! This is a favourite with me! I am loving this! Thanks for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

LiveArt said...

Wow, what a gorgeous fairy!! Beautiful colours and design!!


Carol said...

Wow Katrina she is so pretty. I love how her wings sparkle. You have colored her beautifully. Great job with the sketch. Thanks for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

MauMau88 said...

A wonderful card!

Alphabet Challenge

Primitive Paper said...

WOW...what a tribute. This is lovely with all the sparkle and texture. Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy scedule to play along with us this week. The Midnight Madess DT thanks you for your participation. Blessings, Tracy

{Jane} said...

Fantastic entry

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card, Katarina!! Love the pink and green and all the sparkle is so gorgeous! Sorry about your camera! Hope you can get it fixed! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly, and hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

Denise @ kc242 said...

wow what a lovely card Love your design and image. Beautifully done! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness!

Val said...

This is a stunning card - so thoughtful and caring. I love it. Thanks for joining the blog hop at One Stop Card Crafts this week.

ladyjanet_56 said...

what a lovely card & lovely colours too, thanks for joining in all this fun at OSCC, Janet

Francesca said...

Thanks for joining us at OSCC for our 2nd birthday celebration with this wonderful card

~ Ali ~ said...

Great card, thanks for playing along with the ABC challenge this time.

Hugs Ali

Andrea said...

A very great card with a wonderful coloring motiv. Like it so much! Thanks for joining stamp with Fun.
Big hug

Danielle Champagne said...

OMG Katarina, this is my fav color combination. You made me dicover a line of stamps like I never noticed them before. The feminity in this image reaches out beyond the screen. She holds candles in lotus fowers... He bare shoulders, so gracious. And someting in the eyes of those images... Ican't describe is profoundly touching. I love the simplicity of your card, leaving the final word to the image. No "fla fla", no uncessary stuff, just HER. WOW. I must absolutely try to put my hands on one of those... and see what happends when I try to color...
Wonderful work of art.