Wednesday, March 11, 2015

LIM #214

Yellow and green, Yellow and green.  What can I make in yellow and green?  That went through my mind for a couple of days until I ran across my NBUS stamp set from Penny Black that had this great little bunch of tulips.  Perfect for the Less is More challenge, I thought.

After clear embossing, I watercolored the flowers using Distress Ink.  Before that, I stamped the background with HA Canvas stamp in Antique Linen.  The top panel is cut with SSS stitched rectangle and circle and stamped with MFT burlap. The whole thing is popped up on foam on Lemon Chiffon cardstock.  I was tempted to leave off a sentiment but thought this little "Thanks!" from My Craft Spot (now defunct) would fit in there nicely.

My Mom is going for radiation treatment for skin cancer on her leg - 5 days a week for 6 weeks.  The nursing home says someone has to go with her and that someone is me.  I have no siblings that live in the area to help out.  Today a good friend of both mine and Mom's told me she'd like to take one of my days so she will accompany Mom every Friday.  This card is going to her to tell her how much I appreciate her love and compassion.

Thanks for stopping by.


Anja said...

What a kind use of this card. I am sure, your friend will be happy.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Fantastic card Bobby and so elegant.
Sending good wishes to your mum and hope the treatment goes well. I'm sure your friend will love the card.
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

I Card Everyone said...

Hugs and prayers that Mom's treatments go well, and without too much discomfort, Bobby! Love the thought, as much as your lovely card... tulips have a special place in my heart...
=] Michele

Jacee said...

Very pretty card Bobby
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Loll said...

Beautiful card Bobby. Love the visual texture with your stamped backgrounds ... and those tulips are so pretty. What a lovely way to thank your generous friend for their offering to help. My mom is going in for surgery for skin cancer on Mar. 30. It's an awful thing. Good luck to your mom with her treatments ... that's a long haul for her and you. Sending you both big hugs. Loll xx

Julie B said...

A v pretty card Bobby, I'm sure your helpful friend will appreciate it. :)

Chrissie said...

This is a fabulous Bobby I love that tulip image which you have coloured so beautifully!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Sarah G said...

Beautiful card - love those tulips and your colouring! I hope your Mums treatment goes well - what a sweet gesture from your friend. People can be so kind.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful tulips and I love the "texture" stamping! How nice that a friend can help with your Mom and what a lovely way to say thank you. I pray that the treatments will be successful and your Mom won't have any adverse side effects!

Anita in France said...

So very lovely, Bobby ... what a gorgeous card to say how much you appreciate the help of that special friend! Sending prayers that your Mom's treatments go well and are successful. Anita :)