Monday, October 24, 2011

Less is More 38

It's a polka dot challenge this week at Less is More, so I decided to use this dotty vase stamp from a Close to my Heart set called Celebration Bouquet.  I stamped the vase in black and then added some green stems.  Because this is a clear set, I was able to bend the stem on my acrylic block to get just the position I wanted.

Instead of using one of the flower stamps that came with the set, I used these fun red-orange paper flowers and added a bit of bling to the center of each.  I made two cards, with slightly different flower placements, but on each I bent the far right flower in an attempt to lead the eye down toward the sentiment.  One card had a mistake on the back so I cut it down and matted it on a black card base.



My 94-year old grandmother passed away recently, and we gathered this weekend to mourn her passing and celebrate her amazing life.  We shed a lot of tears, and as she would have liked, we told a lot of stories and laughed a lot, too. This card started out to be a standard birthday type of card, but ended up being a tribute to her.  She was bold and vibrant, still going strong at 94, and she was absolutely fabulous.  She will be missed terribly.

Thanks for your visit today.

Supplies:
Stamps: Close to my Heart celebration bouquet, PTI sentiment
Ink: Brilliance graphite black, Memento bamboo leaves
Other: Kaiser Scrapbook flowers, Me & My Big Ideas rhinestones 

24 comments:

Pauline said...

This is simply gorgeous! Love this classic colour combo with the elegant vase of flowers. So pretty.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi there, This is beautiful, I love the bold colours and what a wonderful way to remember your Grandmother, she sounds fabulous too, :0) Gay x

Lynne said...

As the sentiment says...absolutely fabulous. Love the bright flowers against the white. A very fitting tribute.
Lynne xxx

Rosemary said...

absolutely beautiful card, ann!!

Jenny said...

I adore this vase of flowers and surprised myself by actually preferring the one layer card the most! Your arrangement of the stems to lead the eye is very clever...I'd never have thought about that :)
So sorry to hear about your grandmother, 94 is an amazing age to reach. Your family remembrance gathering sounds a very fitting tribute to her.
Jenny x

Chrissie said...

This is gorgeous... in both incarnations and a wonderful tribute to your grandmother. My mother was 94 when she died and was a wonderful lady too!
It's wonderful to remember them with joy!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

lostinpaper said...

This is just too cute! I love those bright red flowers and the polka dot vase adds the perfect touch!

Katina said...

What a fabulous tribute to your grandmother. A truly beautiful card.
xx

Margaret said...

Beautiful!
Margaret x

Debgem said...

Your grandmother would have loved this card, it's elegant, dramatic and fabulous. A super tribute to someone who was obviously much loved.

I think both cards are just lovely - but I do have a slight preference for the one on the black card base.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Anne
Fabulous card ....love the vase ...gorgeous...
Hugs sylvie
xx

Loli said...

Hola Ann, oooooh Ann, gorgeous card i love your vibrant flowers, great idea...i understand you how you feel i lost my grandmother four years ago...
A warm and BIG hug from Palma

Lisa A. said...

This is beautiful, Ann!! Popped right out of the gallery at me...love the bold colors and how you made not only the colors pop but your flowers...yes,absolutely fabulous...just like your grandmother:)!!

Vicky said...

Beautiful cards! Love the vibrance of the flowers and how you've led the eye to the sentiment!
So sorry to hear about your grandma. It's always difficult when someone close to you dies, but it sounds like you have lots of wonderful memories of a 'fabulous' lady that will live on in your hearts and minds forever!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Meadie said...

I love your gorgeous card - its fabulous! What a lovely way to remember your grandmother with a get together, hugs x x

Mandi said...

Fabulous card, perfect!
Just the kinda design I love
My deepest symapthy
Thank you
Mandi LIM

Vicky Hayes said...

Your card is wonderful and a fitting tribute to your grandmother. She sounds an amazing woman Ann and it sounds as if you'll remember her very fondly.

Suze Bain said...

Wow, these are fab! xx

Jenni's Jems said...

What a great card and a great tribute to your grandmother x

Jan said...

A lovely card xx Jan

Maribel said...

Very, very beautiful.

Marlena M. said...

Stunning card! ;)

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

This is a very striking card. I really love it.
x

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Ann

What stunning cards really stand out - and a fitting tribute to your grandmother - I'm sure she would have loved it.

Tina (104)
X