Monday, July 26, 2010

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words Challenge

This card won the JustRite Challenge




Today I made a card for a challenge I didn't think I could make.  This week's JustRite Friday ChallengeA Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, sponsored by Copic, is to use a photo on your card combined with JustRite stamps, to make a one-of-a-kind greeting card!   I have never made this type of card.  I love to participate in the JustRite challenges, but I really thought I would need to skip this one.  This afternoon I was looking at this picture of my granddaughter and it always makes me smile.  Her hat has a big yellow flower on it and I realized I have a JustRite stamp flower set with a a similar flower stamp, so maybe I should give this challenge a try after all.   I have to say I really enjoyed working on it.

The two JustRite stamps sets used are:  "My Garden" and "Seeds of Kindness".  The flowers were colored with sponge daubers and cut out with scissors.  Copic markers were used to add a little extra color in the center.  Leaves were cut out with a BossKut  "Daisy Leaves" die.  The background paper is from the Basic Grey "LilyKate" paper pad.  Alexandra's picture was  matted with red card stock.  When this picture was taken, we were out in my garden admiring all the flowers and a butterfly flew by.  I love the expression on her face.

When I had the front of the card completed, I did not have room for the salutation I wanted to add "You make me Smile".  The only thing I could think of doing was to convert it to an easel card.  This worked out perfect.  The salutation is from the JustRite "Seeds of Kindness" set.  It says exactly my feelings every time I look at this picture.  The border was added along the bottom and three butterflies added.  Flower soft was added to the center of all the flowers.  Pearls were added to the bodies of the butterflies and up in the corners to complete the card.

Aren't challenges fun; sometimes they push you to try new things and can give you a real feeling of satisfaction.  I am so happy that I gave this challenge a try.  I will always cherish this card and also have a chance to win  a great prize I would love to have.

12 comments:

Sue W said...

Adorable Selma!!! The perfect way to keep a treasured memory too!

Olga said...

Gorgeous card, your GD is beautiful, I love her hat!!

Colleen said...

Selma,
This is outstanding! I love the way you put this picture to life. I'm really glad you decided to try this one and share it with us. :)

Payne Holler Cards said...

so precious!!! will bring you and anyone who sees this smiles...just love it!!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Your granddaughter is adorable and the easel card is such a wonderful way to display it.

And the first card is beautiful...as always. :)

Peggy said...

What a sweet easel card. Love the butterflies, flowers and of course the picture.
God bless!

Patti said...

I can see why she always makes you smile! Super adorable and the card is awesome too!

recordkeeper said...

What a pretty card!

Stampin' Pam said...

Wonderful project Selma - she makes me smile, too! GOod Luck!!

Cheryl said...

I love it as an easel card. I say it's pretty good that you ran out of room. Beautiful card!

Marge said...

WOW -- the challenge for you totally paid off -- I didn't get to play this week, but was intimidated by the photo challenge also or perhaps I'd have tried harder to come up with something! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Pati said...

This is adorable! I love all the colors, the flowers & butterflies, and yes the picture!! What a fun way to display it, as an easel card! Congrats on the challenge! : )

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