Today a number of Papertrey Ink fans are participating in a Blog Hop, put together by Laurie, to show our support for our forum friend and amazing woman, Janelle. I have been following her story on her blog and keeping her family in my prayers. Janelle (and Ken), you are such a model of grace and faithfulness as you endure this unimaginable battle. I hope that this hop has put a smile on your face, and reinforced what you hopefully already know: there are many, many people who care about you and are praying for you every day.
Since I was already starting to work on a card for this week's Make it Monday: Graduated Backgrounds, I decided to combine that challenge into my card for Janelle. I also just for my March PTI order, and couldn't wait to play with the Little Bitty Birds Additions. I thought the little birdie helped to set a sweet, serene and peaceful scene, just what I was looking for with this card.
I used Copics in the color families for Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Lemon Tart, New Leaf and Simply Chartreuse for the graduated background on the Mega Mat Stack 4 panel. I added the sentiment from Beautiful Blessings and then stamped the "Praying for you" in Summer Sunrise for a light, almost watermark effect (inspired by Heather Nichols' prayer card project about halfway down this post). I built the scene using elements from Little Bitty Bird and Additions, Peaceful Garden, and Sweet Spring.
The Blueberry Sky mat is stamped with the branch and tree from Little Bitty Bird for a subtle background. The bird is popped up on the focal point panel, which is also popped up on he blue, on a Summer Sunrise card base.
Thank you Laurie for putting together this very meaningful blog hop. Although I don't know Janelle as well as some of the PTI-ers, I have been touched and moved by her and Ken's blog posts, chronicling her difficult journey.
And to all, thanks for stopping by.