Monday, October 3, 2016

Think Pink in October

     I love the whole "Think Pink" or "Pink Ribbons" as an October focus for Breast Cancer Awareness.  I'm one of the survivors (15 years this fall) and I take every possible opportunity to remind women to get those girls checked.  Early detection is still our best tool in the fight against breast cancer.  If you haven't scheduled your mammogram yet, pick up the phone and call for an appointment.

     I'm celebrating my first Think Pink card this month with a darling image from AuroraWings called "Carnation Sprite."


I started with the sketch from Sketch Saturday.


     I began coloring with my ProMarkers, then added highlights to the pink petals with my Lyra pencils.  I used a VersaMark pen on the very edges of the petals and heat embossed them with white EP.   I started coloring the green part of the carnation but then found a perfect green dp scrap and paper pieced that one section, adding a few darker shadows to the tips with my ProMarkers.

     Both the image and the sentiment are cut with Stitched Rectangle dies (Die-namics), and then I matted them with pink dp.  The darker dp for the background is a leftover scrap from a 12 x 12 paper that's been in my stash forever.  I added the lace and then began layering everything together.

     I cut the leaves from snippets of paper using two different dies (Cheery Lynn for the green leaves and both shades of pink leaves came from a rose die (Die-namites) but I used only the snipped leaves) and layered them around the sentiment.

     This card will stand on the counter in my doctor's office, right next to a poster reminding women about scheduling mammograms.  :-D

     Challenges:
Aud Sentiments
CAS on Sunday
Cheery Lynn
Crafting with Dragonflies
Crafty Ribbons
Di's Digi Designs
Dragonfly Dreams
In the Pink
Jo's Scrap Shack
One Stitch at a Time
Outlawz Twisted Thursday
Pixie's Snippets Playground
Robyn's Fetish
Scrapper's Delights

     Do me two favors this month, won't you?  Schedule your own mammogram and spread the word to every woman you know.  Thanks and Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

18 comments:

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a stunning card that image is so sweet and pretty. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is super sweet, NanaConnie - beautifully coloured and designed. i love that lace. hugs, Teresa

Janneke de Jong said...

What a great card, thank you for joining us at CAS on Sunday!

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful card .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
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Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous image on this beautiful card.

Sue xx

Linda Simpson said...

Hello my friend, I am so loving your card, sweet image and gorgeous lace. I had my girlies checked early this year.
Love and Hugs
Linda xxx

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sketch Saturday, good luck!!! Amy DT

Di said...

So pretty! I just love that image you used here Connie!

Lovely to see you in the Playground, sorry for being late, I'm playing catch up right now!

Hugs

Di xx

Jane Tillsley said...

great card thanks for joining us at the Scrappers delight challenge
Jane DT x

Bonnie Garby said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week and good luck.

Furrbster said...

What a pretty card and such a good cause too.

Thank you for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Aud Sentiments,

Hugz Tinz

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

This is a very pretty card! I love your coloring and its for a great cause! Thank you for playing in our Funday Friday challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack!
Hugs,
Jo-owner
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Lisa J said...

Great card and love the lace! Thanks for sharing with us this month. Lisa DT Dragonfly Dreams

Joyce Tompkins said...

Oh your card is beautiful! Thanks for joining Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.

Squirrel x said...

Absolutely gorgeous pink and floral card hun, this is lovely. Thanks so much for sharing with us at ITP. Hugs xx PS. Thank you for the boob screen reminder, need to get mine booked xx

Deborah Adams said...

Very sweet card. I love the image so adorable and the coloring is just gorgeous. I really like how you added lace to the bg and your sketch. Thanks you for joining us at One Stitch At A Time Challenge Monochromatic.
Deborah DT

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

This is beautiful and with that lovely lace. Congratulations to you. I don't check like I should, but do get my yearly check up for sure.

Susan Hogan said...

Yes, a great cause. Well done on surviving! Such a cute image you have used too in your card. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.