Monday, December 13, 2010

Anita Be Stampin' Challenge

I just love this image from Anita Be Stampin'. They have a new challenge every Tuesday. Thanks to my friend Tracy, I now know about it. Well, in her defense, she told me about it when it first started back in November. She even showed me some amazing cards she made with images from ABS. I was just too crazed with finishing my Christmas cards, making calendars, making sets of cards for gifts, Christmas shopping, etc. Well, the challenge to use green and pink on a card officially ends in less than two hours. I'm cutting it close to the wire, here. I love this image from Anita Be Stampin' and had to rush to get her onto a card. I worked on her before my dinner and a movie date with my friend tonight, then put the finishing touches on just a few minutes ago (as an aside....Burlesque wasn't a very good movie. Phenom singing and dancing by two very talented women, but really slow otherwise). Anyhow, if you love this little image as much as I do, you should go to the store and purchase her, because all funds from the purchase of this adorable image benefit the Susan G Komen foundation to find a cure for breast cancer. As you can see, she's pretty versatile. In this case, I've given her a purple ribbon. I'm sending this card to a sassy, spunky, fun, awesome lady I know who is currently undergoing testing for probable lung cancer. I know, I'm being pessimistic by making the card before she's even been diagnosed. Maybe I am tempting the fates to make me wrong. I sure hope it works out that way. If not, I'll send her this card with an uplifting note inside, right before I crawl into bed, pull the covers over my head, and cry like a baby. Now, let's focus on details so I can try to forget the reason I'll probably have red eyes in a few days. The image was colored with copics. I paper pieced her stockings and dry embossed them with a herringbone pattern. I added pearls to her choker and shoes. The pink roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The leaf punch is Martha Stewart. The heart straight pin was from a pack in the dollar bin at Joann's. The sparkly paper is My Mind's Eye. I think that about covers it. Thanks for looking!


6 comments:

Anita said...

This card is soooo gorgeous!!! I think this image is pretty "Burlesque". ;)

It is so sweet that you are sending this to your friend who's going through a difficult time! I'll keep her in my thoughts and prayers.

Thank you so much for joining us at the Anita Be Stampin Challenge this week! :)

Tracy S said...

This is awesome Gina! I am still hoping and praying that she does not have lung Cancer. Maybe you will have to save this for another... that is my hope.. actually that you would never have to use it would be better. LOVE what you did with the stockings. Very clever and it gave it such a cool look. Love how you used that heart hat pin and the tiny rose buds too.. Fantastic card girl.

Thanks for playing along with us!

Rachel Hope said...

Gorgeous! Love her stockings!!! Thanks for playing along at ABS!

Brenda said...

I love it Gina, you know I bought this image as well. I love the flowers you used. Fabulous coloring! Just gorgeous all around card!!!!

SuzanneK said...

Awesome card, your colouring is just wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Anita Be Stamping, good luck. Suzanne x

Jacqueline said...

Wonderful coloring! So glad you played along with our challenge over at Anita Be Stampin!! Hoping your friend has a good outcome!