Friday, July 9, 2010

Willow for Grace ~

Good Morning!'s Friday!  I have a set to show you today that I made for a little girl, Grace.  You can read all about it here on Jennifer McGuire's blog.  Little synopsis on Grace: she's a 10 year old girl that just lost her twin sister to cancer.  Ugh.  I can't even imagine.  Jennifer has opened up a card drive for her to lift her spirits.  I encourage you all to make a card for her or look through your stash for something to brighten her day! 
When I read about this, I knew it was time to ink up my new favorite line of stamps - Lil Lolitas.  I was lucky enough to win Willow on the first peek and the new 60's Mod Ivy on the second peek.  {I can't wait for my new stamps to get here!!}  I colored Willow with Copics and went to my reader to decide what sketch to use...Mojo Monday #146 to the rescue!
The background paper was the inspiration for the color scheme - such fun, bright colors!  I am truly addicted to the Hawaiian Shores Copic trio - love, love, love it!  I didn't buy the paper because I have a few sheets of SU Bermuda Bay left - can you say exact match??  I was rearranging my desk in the Stamp Cave and found these little floral embellies again.  I thought they resembled the flowers Willow is holding, so I colored them with Copics, stacked two together, added a dab of glue to the center and sprinkled it with some fine yellow glitter.  I like how they frame her.  The sentiment was embossed down in the right corner and needed to be balanced, so black pearls were added to the remaining corners.
I wanted to send Grace a little something extra.  I was a huge reader as a child - still am - so I thought she needed a bookmark; hopefully, it is something she will use and will make her smile.  I also stamped out some cute stamps for her to color on her own - a mixture of Motivet, CC Designs, Greeting Farm, Kraftin' Kimmie, etc.   Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you all have a great day! :o) lyss        
Because I can't help but play along in other challenges, here is the list of challenges that this also applies to:
Mojo Monday #146
Cute Card Thursday #120: Summer (colors or theme)...I'm going with summery colors ;o)
Oh Alice! Chapter 20: colors red, white and blue...Hawaiian Shores is kind of in the blue family, right??

STAMPS: Lil Lolita Willow; Verve Artful Elegance
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black; Versafine Onyx Black
PAPER: PaperTrey Ink True Black and dp; SU Bermuda Bay
OTHER: Copics {pictured below}; bridal flowers (Michael's); PTI Pure Poppy satin ribbon & Hawaiian Shores grosgrain; Kaisercraft black pearls; Doodlebug yellow glitter; Tombow Mono Multi glue; Sakura white gel & clearstar pens; jumbo eyelet (Hobby Lobby leather section); Filigree clear embossing powder


Bumbles and Fairy-Tales said...

Gorgeous card! I love these colors! Beautiful bookmark too :)
Thank you for playing along with us at Oh, Alice!
hugs, margie

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Did I say a lonely thunderstorm or a lovely thunderstorm in my last comment? LOL

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Oh gosh, it's fantastic! I bet she'll treasure this set forever! I still treasure the bookmark you sent me and I use it often.

A lovely thunderstorm popped up on us and we had to leave the pool earlier than we wanted.

Carisa said...

omgosh, this is stunning & truly a beautiful cause - i'm definately going to be sending this little princess a card as well. thank you so much for sharing. this is def going to brighten her day. i love the book mark and what a great idea to send her some images to color. i will do the same. i know my girls love to color stamped images. thanks for playing along with us this week at LLB!

Cheryl Valadez said...

Alyssa, how incredibly sweet of you to make Grace this card and bookmark set. This is sure to bring a smile to her face even in light of what has happened. The colors are bright and cheerful and the image is adorable! I took a peek at Mod Ivy and she is fabulous, too! You lucky girl for winning these fab stamps ;D

DonnaMundinger said...

GORGEOUS!!!! Love the sketch, love the colors, but most of all, LOVE WILLOW! xxD

Anonymous said...

oh my... this card is TRULY STUNNING!!
i love the papers.such beautiful color's and i love how u have used the ribbon.willow is colored perfect!
the book mark is another stunner.
I am sure Grace will Love them.:)
thanks for joining us this week at Lil Lolita Boutique.i hope to see you back.

Unknown said...

Awwwww Wow your card and bookmark is amazing, I love your paper and your colouring is perfect:-) I'm sure your card will be treasured! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Lil Lolita Boutique this week. Hope to see you next week!!

Kerri said...

Oh, what a wonderful gift, Alyssa! Such an adorable image, an I love the bright colors:) Such a sad story, but this will definitely brighten Grace's day! Your bookmark is just perfect, and I love the idea of stamping images for her to color. So sweet and thoughtful:)

Bron said...

What a beautiful card. I am sure it will be received well. Thanks for joining us at LLB this week smiles from Bron

Chris said...

great card for a specal cause! said...

You are so sweet! What a wonderful idea to make the bookmark and send the images too.
Great set - with the colors and mix of papers.
I was so busy bopping off to Colorthrow Down the other night I did not get to this card right away ;>)

Annie said...

what a great summer card! thanks for joining in with us at CCT this week.
hugs, annie x

Patricia Mae said...

Very pretty I love the matching tag. Love the colors, Thanks so much for playing with us this week at LLB. Good Luck