Sunday, January 30, 2011

Thoughts of Purple

I've recently come across The Simple Wife's blog though a friend and have been lost in thoughts and prayer for Joanne and her family ever since reading about her stroke on January 11th. She has two young daughters and a wonderful adoring husband who has been keeping up with her blog and posting updates about Joanne's progress. Their strength and trust in God's will at this time is unwavering, uplifting and beautiful. 
Today's card I wanted to dedicate to Joanne. May you have Peace as you wake, Hope in the days ahead and Love surround you always. God Bless!

I started off using the above sketch from Get Sketchy and added the simple color pallet from The Play Date Cafe of black/white with a splash of PURPLE.
 I chose Elegant Eggplant as my purple, rolling out a scalloped circle with my SU! Sizzix scallop circle #2, using my Big Shot. After randomly scattering a background of circles from one of the small stamps from Circle Circus in black and one in Elegant Eggplant, I layered two strips of 3/4"X5-1/2" black cardstock, fancied up with a bit of 5/8" White Organza Ribbon, to my canvas. I embossed my bird with Craft Ink and Black Embossing Powder and then punched my little guy out with the 2-1/2" Circle Punch (note: I'm giving one away during Sale-A-Bration!!) I found this lovely little sentiment in my stash of RETIRED SU! rub-ons and it fit perfectly on the 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch. I added a bit of purple bling for added texture and of course the bird was in need of an eye as well.
Happy Sunday!

13 comments:

gladyschia2010 said...

so pretty card! Dawn love the purple!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Dawn! The sentiment is so perfect!

PapierGirl said...

So pretty - love the gorgeous bird! Thanks for joining us this week at GS! :)

Fiona said...

What a lovely post Dawn :) And a lovely card to go with it! Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe this week

jaydee said...

Dawn, what a wonderful card you have dedicated to Joanne. I love the choice of eggplant with the black and white. I also love the little bit of bling around the sentiment. I'll send prayers Joanne's way.
Thanks for stopping by my blog on the Paper Players blog hop today, I really appreciated the visit.
Hugs
Jaydee

Ruby said...

Such a pretty card! I love the detail on the scallop where it matches the scrolls on the little bird! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Amber Rose said...

Very lovely, I like how you combined these two challenges.

Michele Gross said...

Your card is beautiful. I'm shaking as I write to you because the blog you are following is my neighbor's daughter! Joanne's mom lives directly across the street from me! Kay will be so touched that so many are praying for her family. Thank you for playing at The Play Date Cafe and thank you for praying for Joanne and her family :)

Julie Ranae said...

We are so glad that you brought your lovely card to our challenge
especially in light of the circumstances in which it was created...I will keep Joanne in my prayers and hope for strength for her.
It's so wonderful to have you play with us in The Play Date Cafe.

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a beautiful card for a simply, wonderful cause. Your wish for Joanne is priceless! Thank you so much for playing along with us, this week, in the Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE the combo of challenges--that bird is fun! I must get that image;) Thanks so much for playing along with us and for joining in the fun at the PDCC!!!

lotte chew said...

love the colors !!!! simple and beautiful!

Laurel said...

Such a pretty card!