Sunday, August 12, 2012

Just gotta...

...share this card with you.  I made this card for my husband's Aunt's birthday.  This would be the famous Aunt Rose....a super sweet, super fun and SUPER young lady in her 70's.  I wanted to make her a fun, artsy type of card because she is a watercolorist and I knew she would really appreciate something quirky and different.  We saw her yesterday as a lot of my husband's family met in Milwaukee, Wi for the premiere of the the movie Honor Flight.  If you are aren't aware of what Honor Flights are I will fill you in very briefly.  They are one day trips to Washington DC for any WW2 veteran who is interested in going to see the the WW2 monument.  It is a flight that treats these men and women like the heroes that they are and each veteran has their own "guardian" on the flight with them taking care of them each step of the way.  Each day 900 of these veteran's pass away and Honor Flight is the organization that is trying to get each veteran to DC to let them see the monument site that was made in their honor.   There was just a movie made about this organization and detailing one of their trips and it made it's world premier last night at Miller Stadium in Milwaukee.  It was trying for the Guinness Book of World Records for the most people attending a premier and last night we beat the old record by having over 28,000 viewers in attendance.  Very, very cool experience to be a part of!  But, now to my card.

I was happy to see the CR84FN Color Challenge for this past week.  It is purple, blue and green and those were some of the colors that I wanted to use for Rose's card. Isn't it great when the moon's align that way?   I love this Whippersnapper Image for it's versatility....I have used it in many different color combo's as well as for many different purposes and so thought that CR84FN Color Challenge's colors would make this image look fabulous.  And they did!  Here is the challenge color spectrum:


Gorgeous right?  And here is my card-



I went a little crazy with lot's of the elements that I love....coloring, colors, layers and bling.  I am happy with how this turned out. The photo is kinda skewed though and makes it look crooked I guess....in real life it isn't.  I added a HA sentiment to the inside.  I just love this sentiment and it is a "life view" that I am really trying to keep in the forefront of my mind lately.  I interpret "beauty of the day" pretty loosely to include savoring an exceptionally good cup of coffee or sharing a giggle with one of the kids.  Beauty is where we find it right?  This card also has LOTS of HA bling in the form of these little "water droplets".....I have no idea what they are called but that's how I see them  Very cool little embellies.


Thank you to all, both those who posted on my blog and those who sent me private emails regarding my last post.  I really appreciate what you all wrote and am so glad that anyone was able to take something positive away from my posting!  That will be so sustaining for me for quite some time ;-D

Be well,
Sheila

17 comments:

Sasha said...

Gorgeous card, Sheila. Beautifully coloured and embellished. Your aunt is going to love it!!

paula said...

Sheila this card is absolutely gorgeous. I love your take on the challenge. So beautifully done xoxoxo

Lin said...

Sheila, you got these difficult (I think) colors to work so beautifully together! Well done!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Sheila! What a gorgeous card! I love how you colored the beautiful bird and all the bling adds such a touch of elegance! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Robin K. said...

Wow Sheila!! This is stunning! I am so in awe of your coloring skills!!

Dawn said...

totally awesome Sheila. A great card for your Aunt in law. She'll love it.

Heather Jensen said...

So pretty! Such detail and I love the bling. I am sure she will love her card. Thanks for playing at CR84FN. :)

Jenni's Jems said...

Ooh I love the colours they compliment each other so well and your card is stunning x

Elizabeth Allan said...

The color tones are amazing!

joy said...

Hi, Sheila! What a beautiful card for your husband's Aunt Rose! The image is great and your coloring is exceptionally pretty. I love these colors together!

I think the little water spots are called "dewdrops". I have a ton of them and hardly use them!

Sue Lelli said...

Sheila, Aunt Rose is just going to LOVE this card! Just GORGEOUS coloring! LOVE the beautiful bird and all of the FAB details! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness Sheila this is Beautiful Love the Wonderful image and you sure colored it up just Fabulously! Loving all the Pretty layers and fun bling too! So glad you could join us at CR84FN! 8-)

Pauline said...

Just beautiful! Such an eye catching image!
Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

Deborah Frings said...

This is just wonderful - your Aunt will LOVE it!! I think the bird is so beautiful and your details are perfect. Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Judy1223 said...

Sheila, I LOVE your beautifully colored card...an amazing work of art! I agree, beauty can be found just about anywhere, as long as your eyes and heart are open to it. (Did I mention I love to read your posts? Such wise words!)

Thanks also for sharing the information re: the Honor Flights. I had never heard of this, yet we go to visit the WWII Memorial (and others) in Washington DC pretty regularly! I will have to tell my kids about this and see if we can catch the movie...intriguing!

Greta said...

Wonderful artistic card, Sheila, that I'm sure will be treasured by Aunt Rose! Love how you put those colors together & all the bling is perfect! I hadn't heard of that organization--how neat!

Maureen Morton said...

You rocked this, Sheila! This came together with such amazing style! Love how you used the colors and the design just flies off the card! Amazing details! You aunt is one lucky soul! Thanks for the history, too.