Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Hope, Miracles and Angels

     I made this card for the mother of a dear student of mine who was recently diagnosed with a serious illness. I would like to think that the love and positive energy I felt making this card will find its way into her spirit when I give this to her. 
     Actually I believe the sentiment is a reminder to all of us not to lose sight of the angels and miracles in our everyday lives.  I am sure we have all been touched at one time or another by someone or some event that forever changes how we see our world.   I have blogged about my husband's transplant a few months ago and what a miracle it was to recieve this gift of life...Sometimes, however, we lose sight of the smaller, everyday miracles- the sunrise, our family and friends, just being alive and well.


     This digi image is called "Child of Healing" by Sara Burrier, available from Crafts and Me, and I could not think of a more appropriate image.  The sentiment is from Just Rite stamps set called, "Hope".  She was colored with copics B52, B0000, BG10 and prismacolor pencil- Jade Green/gamsol.  Hair, E49, 47, 35 and  YR20.   Wings YR24, Y11.  Pebbles chalk was used for the clouds and edges of paper were distressed (Zutter distress tool) and Tea Dye ink applied with Inksentials tool. 
     Other embellishments include Snowtex glitter, swarovksi crystals, lace and Ivory Viva Decor Pearl Pen.  Metal corners and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and Kaisercraft.  DP is an oldie but goodie from K & Company called "Bailey" and cardstock is from Bazill and my stash. Parts of the image are glittered with Deco Art Glamour Dust applied with a glue pen. Doily (inside card) from Cheery Lynn Designs.  This is my first attempt at "shabby chic" and I was inspired by the beautiful card made by Pat Frank at Card2Cherish.
      I made this card to give this Mom a physical reminder to stay strong and positive on this difficult journey, but in doing so, it also became a way to remind all of us that miracles and angels and hopefulness surround us every day if we just open our eyes and let them in.  Have a great day!  As always, thank you for leaving a comment.

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30 comments:

Suzee Murphy said...

absolutely stunning !! could look at this piece of art for hours
Suzee xx

GingerNY said...

aaahhh this is BEAUTIFUL! I think you succeeded in bringing an energy of peace to this "piece of art" as Suzee Murphy so perfectly put it "stunning"

Rene said...

Absolutely STUNNING!!!!! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning Good luck!
Rene :D

Jayne said...

Wow! Beautiful image and lovely colour choices, have spent ages looking at all the wonderful detail! Love Jayne. x

Angel-23 said...

Beautiful such a pretty image and love those flowers, Thanks for joining in at CBN challenge this week. xx

Charlene said...

Just gorgeous!!!!Thanks so much for sharing your adorable card this week at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

Frea said...

HI Anne Marie, love your card which I saw on Make it Monday. I just had to pop over and have a close up look at it and now I love it even more. Drop dear gorgeous! Hugs, Frea

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh my word your card is stunning! I Love,Love your coloring. I am visiting from Make It Monday I am # 75.
I am your newest follower.

Luanne said...

very beautiful card! i love the image and the glitters on her. stunnnig!
i saw you on MIM

nnalorac said...

Your card is stunning Ann Marie, gorgeous colours and image. Seen it on MIM. Carolxx

Lynn said...

Your sentiment and heartfelt thoughts are wonderful. I am sure that the person receiving it will feel that when you give it to her. Beautiful card. Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Und die glitzert und funkelt ganz toll, was für ein bezauberndes Motiv gefällt mir sehr gut deine Karte.

Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Cards und More.

Einen lieben Gruß von Andrea

Marjorie said...

This is just stunning hun..I think you have captured everything someone would like to say at times like these, in such a beautiful way..your image and sentiment say it all, and you have put it all together with your flair to make a very beautiful card..I am sure your recipient will treasure this, and hopefully take some comfort and strength from such a lovely gift:)
Saw this on MIM..and I am so glad I came and viewed your lovely blog..I have now become a follower.
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Kim Bell said...

Ann
This card is stunning! I just love it. It is so inspirational. This image touches my heart.

Hugz
Kim

Stine said...

Wow beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at cards and more.
Hugs stine

Elaine said...

Hi I'm Elaine ....Wow I have to say I love your creations they are all fabulous !.Cannot wait to see more.
Well Done
Elaine

☥ Kaia said...

WOW, this was absolutely gorgeous.
Love the image, sentiment and the spirit the card was made in.
Thank you for sharing, and thank you for joining SC's colorchallenge this week,
Hugs, Kaia

Woo said...

Stunning card! Love the colouring techniques you've used too! Thanks for being a Cutie Pie this challenge! Hugs Woo x

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Wow, wow, wow!! Saw it on MIM. Love that dress, the whole card is fabulous!!! Hugs! Leah Ann

Dana Gustafson said...

WOw! WHat a stunner! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls.

Tamie said...

Your image is just stunning! Wow can you ever color...so real looking. Sure glad I saw your beautiful card over at Make It Monday.

1CardCreator said...

Lovely and elegant card! Saw you at Make it Monday. ~Diane (I am #115)

Marianne said...

OMG, this is just amazing!!! I love everything! WOOOW!!!
Thank you for joining Sketchy Colors, and lots of luck!
Hugs, Marianne:)

Sarah said...

What a pretty card! A fabulous image too.

Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

Sarah x

Karen C said...

So stunning! I hope you do not mind, but I think I will use this card as inspiration for an upcoming challenge on Whoopsi Daisy! Keep your eyes out in a couple weeks! Hope I do your card justice! ;-) Glad I saw you on Make It Monday!
Hugs,
Karen C
www.busybusyhoneybee.wordpress.com

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Hi, I came over from MIM to take a closer look at your gorgeous card!

Stunning!

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz

Michelle said...

Anne Marie I wish I could see your card in real life but even in pictures it takes my breath away. Your colouring is truly inspirational.

Thank you for sharing with us this week at Make It Monday.

Michelle :o)

Remember, to be in with a chance to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entrant. Be sure to mention you saw them on MIM. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning.

Tracy said...

There is not a word to describe the beauty of this card. While scrolling through the MIM entries I saw your name and clicked. I remembered how much I had liked one of your previous cards and was pretty sure this one was going to be just as stunning. I am now your newest follower and look forward to seeing your future creations. Hugs!

Kim said...

Oh my goodness this is absolutely gorgeous! What a beautiful creation to let people know how much you care and love them! Stunning work! Thank you so very much for joining us at WOCC, unfortunately in order to qualify for the prize you may only enter 2 other challenges, good thing is there is still time to qualify for the prize with another entry :) Please let me know if you have any questions! Again your card is absolutely gorgeous!!!
Big Hugs~
Kim

Bettina L. said...

This is amazing. Love your colour scheme and your cloud design and colouring is gorgeous. Beautifully decorated with flowers and corners. Thanks for playing at Cutie Pie and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for a nww challenge. Bettina xx

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