July 8, 2012

Iris for my Friend

My best friend is going to have heart surgery in a couple of weeks so I wanted to make her a special card.   It was quite a shock to hear since she is very active vibrant and full of life.  Apparently a few years ago she had a heart attack and did not even know, she just recently went on Medicare so she went to her doctor for a check up and the doctor sent her to the hospital where they discovered the damage to her heart, she is so lucky.  The surgery is not scheduled for another couple of weeks but I wanted her to know me and God are by her side.
I created this card following a sketch and a color challenge.  I have had this Iris digital image for a while and always wanted to try and color it with the purple and yellow, well when the color challenge came up to use, black, tan, green, yellow, purple and lavender, I thought this was the perfect opportunity.  Actually deep purple and bright yellow is one of my favorite color combinations.  The Iris is a Delicious Doodles image,  I like their images because some of them have some shading in them already and that is one of my biggest challenges using my Copics.
The colors I used on the flower is V12, V15, V17 and for the yellow Y02, Y04.
Here is a closer look at them.  Overall I am very pleased with how they turned out, with practice I will get better.  The sentiment is a CTMH stamp from the Card Chatter - Sympathy set.
The inside I finished very simply carrying the same color theme to the inside and printed the digital image lightly.  I will hand write a note to her when I am ready to send it.

Thanks for stopping by and I love to read your comments.
Challenges for this card

Make it Monday  Always anything goes   ends  7/14
Great Impressions Show us your coloring  ends 7/31
Lil's Little Fairies Anything goes  ends  7/11
Paper Take Weekly Anything Goes  ends  7/9


Merry said...

This is a stunning card. I wish your friend a speedy recovery. Saw you on make it Monday.

In My Craft Room said...

Very beautiful card! Sending prayers for your friend!!

Stamping Shanni said...

Great card Donna - very bright and happy. Saw it on MIM
Stamping Shanni

-x-Nat-x- said...

Wow this is absolutely beautiful!! Im sure you're friend will adore it and hope she recovers quickly!!
Saw you on MIM
Nat -x-

Susan Martin said...

Beautiful!! Love the dry embossing.. the coloring is fantastic!

- Susan

Emily Shroom said...

A beautiful card to show you care, I'm sure your friend will love it. It's such a nice touch too to carry the decoration through to the inside of the card, you didn't post that bit on the MB so am glad you did here.

Dr Sonia S V said...

This is such a soothing pleasant card a...the color perfect !Saw your link on MIM

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This is such a beautiful card! Love the colors. TFS

Karons Krafty Korner said...

Saw you on Make it Monday - oh my this is amazing, I can't believe you coloured that flower, WOW:-) TFS

Rene said...

What a lovely card! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck,
Rene :D

Tara said...

Just Beautiful! Glad I popped over from MIM!

Corrinne of Pin & Tack said...

Very pretty creation!

Btw, I found you on MIM.

I would be oh, so joyed if you joined us at Tuesday Alchemy for our No Work, Just Play challenge this week :)


Loz said...

Fantastic card and colours Donna. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Tammylee said...

Great coloring on the Iris (not easy to do)! Saw this on Make It Monday and had to have a closer look!

Faye's Paper Passion said...

Hello. I saw this gorgeous card when I popped by from MIM..Faye

Faye's Paper Passion said...

Hello. I saw this gorgeous card when I popped by from MIM..Faye

catherine said...

Saw this on MIM and such a lovely thought to send to your friend. I'm sure she will really appreciate it
x catherine

Julia said...

Absolutely in love with your project! Thanks for sharing!
I saw this on Make it Monday!
These are my entries: #77, #163, #183, and #258 and would love it if you could visit.

Tonya said...

This is so pretty! Your coloring is gorgeous!! I am visiting from MIM.