Saturday, March 24, 2012

Hopping for Janelle + Make it Monday: Graduated Backgrounds

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.

21 comments:

Marybeth said...

This is beautiful and bright! The sentiment is so true! Beautiful stamping on this one.

Leigh said...

I love how you combined so many stamp sets and created such a lovely sunset scene! Beautiful!

Renee said...

That background is fabulous!!
It's so gorgeous set against the BS...
just stunning!
What absolutely delightful card for Janelle!

Joan B said...

Janelle will love this. And the cheery colors are perfect.

Kristii said...

Debbie!! What a beautiful card!! The colors alone brings a smile to my soul!!!

Joyce said...

Your card is absolutely stunning. That graduated background is gorgeous, and the sentiment is just perfect.

Jen Carter said...

Loving the bright, sunny colors on your card!! So fun!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful background! I also love the vertical placement of "praying for you". Great card!

Kim said...

Wow! Great use of the sentiments. And the colors are just so beautiful.

Deb C said...

So pretty! I think I'm going to have to try this with some of the 380+ Copics I have, LOL~

Sue Ann said...

Okay I think I need to see this video now for the MIM ... your card is so beautiful and full of color and life. I love how there is such subtly with the background stamping......... such a beautiful card Debbie!!!

Susan said...

Stunning!! I love all of the images you used, And I just LOVE how they are all layered on the colors. Just beautiful!

Lori said...

what a bright and sunny card!!! stunning!

Baseret said...

I love the colors you used to create your background, it is just beautiful! Great stampping and perfect sentiment too!

cloizeaux said...

You really made the MIM technique better than perfect. Beautiful card and grea color choices.

Amy Everson said...

What a beautiful card! I love the gradient background!

Nadine said...

Beautiful card Debbie! It's obvious that a lot of love and thought went into it!

Dana said...

Debbie, I gasped to see this incredible card. So creative. Janelle will love it. Thank you for joining us.

khayes1032 said...

Thank you Debbie, I am going to try my best to send a comment to Everybody participating in this Blog Hop. We appreciate the encouragement.
Ken (&Janelle) Hayes

Laurie said...

Debbie that background is amazing! I love your card! Thank you so much for joining us!

Jaya Christina said...

Great use of colours for that little scene..