Saturday, May 2, 2009

My Time To Create Challenge

Yep, that's right! My first official My Time To Create Challenge (mytimess32) as a DT member! I'm so giddy :O) This week's challenge was a sketch! It has so many possibilities.
I made this card for my daughter's birthday. She turned 15 years old yesterday! I can hardly believe how the time has flown. She has been such a blessing in my life, and I'm soooo proud of the lovely young lady she has become. She's a wonderful daughter in so many ways, and she has a kind heart - which I feel is more important than some of her other positive qualities. My wish for her is probably best explained in the song by LeAnn Womack, "I Hope You Dance". I gave her the song and book years ago and I try to remind her that it's still my wish for her. I'm happy to report that so far, she's "dancing"!
For the card, I stamped the image on watercolor paper in Black Staz On, colored the image using watercolor pencils and an aqua painter, and added Distressed Stickles to the centers of the flowers (though it's hard to see in the photo). I felt like the main image panel was missing something so I pierced a border...followed by piercing the borders of all the other panels! I may have gotten a little out of hand }:o)

Oh, and all the yellow??? That's my daughter's all time FAVORITE color! I had to make it prominent. The ribbon is from my stash. I think it was one of the dollar rolls at Michaels way back when. Doesn't it match the PTI vintage button perfectly?! I couldn't believe how close they were.

Be sure to check out the DT samples for some added inspiration! Here is a "peek" of their projects.
Lauren selected a great team! We are very lucky to have such a talented group!

Hope you can play along! I would love to see what you come up with!!! Oh, and please stop by Lauren's blog (if something other than her blog directed you to me), and wish her a very happy birthday tomorrow!!

All supplies will be listed in my SCS gallery tomorrow. Have a great weekend!


DoxieGirl said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card! I love how you created the background square for the sketch - I never see these things on sketches! LOL!
Tell your daughter happy birthday for me! There is nothing like a mother/daughter relationship! :)

Tamara said...

Welcome to the MTTC team. You really started things off with a bang, this card is gorgeous. I love the piercing, and I am sure you daughter loved to receive it. Happy birthday to her from me.

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous card Kristin! Those colours are so lovely together! Happy Belated Birthday to your daughter, I hope her day was EXTRA special!!

Handmade by Odette said...

Beautiful! Love the colors you used...
Have a great weekend!

AKiteFlier said...

Kristin this is just stunning! I LOVE all the piercing you did on your layers and edges. What a lovely BD card for such a special young lady. WElcome aboard and rock on! Hugs n smiles.

Unknown said...

Beautiful Kristen!! WOW. And big Happy Birthday to your daughter! The piercing is a perfect touch!

Dana Gustafson said...


This is so delicate and pretty....perfect for a young lady turning 15! That chocolate ribbon and button combo is so yummy.

Happy, happy birthday to your girl :)

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL card! I adore that song too! Happy Birthday to your DD!!
Have a GREAT day!

Alicia Weiman said...

Great job, I'm sure your daughter will love it! I'm actually going to start playing along week though. I need a little motivation and I loved doing the challenges. It will be fun to get back into the swing of things! Have a great weekend!

MacKenzie said...

Beautiful card - really like the color combo.

Heather Schlatter said...

Hey Kristin,

You did a great job with your first challenge!!! And Wow girl look at your hits!!! OMG almost a thousand in just about a week!!! You go girl this will be so much fun and so rewarding for you!!!


Lisa Kind said...

Oh, Happy Birthday to your wonderful daughter! I don't know the song, but have to find it on Itunes and have a listen! Beautiful card, Kristin! Glad to be on the MTTC team with you!


Maria said...

This came out lovely! I love the yellow and green. nice job.

Justine said...

This is beautiful. Love your take on the sketch

Lauren (mytime) said...

YOu dont look old enough to have a 15yo! OMW! Time sure flies doesn't it? THis card is SOOOO pretty! Happy Bithday to your DD!

Rachel said...

This is such a BEAUTIFUL card!!! love those colors! :0)

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