Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Hope You Can Cling To

This is my second post today - for my CASology post, please scroll down.



October is Hope You Can Cling To month at Splitcoaststampers. Every day, all month long, there are challenges with a common theme - hope.

The idea is that cardmakers play along with all the challenges and have a chance to win great prizes. And then all the cards that are made for the challenges get sent to a Cancer Centre in Texas for use by patients and their families.

"Splitcoaststampers is proud to partner with the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center for our third annual month-long card drive to benefit those affected by breast cancer.

Whether your stamps cling to acrylic, wood, or to your hard drive, they hold the power to convey hope and lift the spirits of anyone who sees what you create with them. That is the inspiration for our “Hope You Can Cling To” stamping campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

We encourage papercrafters across the globe to put their talents to work creating beautiful handmade cards to send to patients and their families at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, and, in the process, turn our gallery pink!

Hope is powerful medicine."


I will be hosting a challenge on October 11, but today I made a sample for Beate's challenge, which is to make a one layer ('lump-free') card. (see where we're going with this?)

I was reminded recently that men get breast cancer too, and I thought that I would make something that could be sent to a man.

I simply sponged a sun in warm colours and added this Paper Smooches sentiment. I used this week's Less Is More sketch and will link this card up there.


Come on over and learn more about Hope You Can Cling To!



21 comments:

wienerhoneymooners said...

OMG---that inking is PHENOM! The BOMB, I am so impressed... you are inspiring me to practice more! LOVE this!

Happy Dance said...

Brilliant idea. And how sweet of you to think of the men out there. I agree with Kimberly, the inking is truly wonderful. Really like this one. Bev

Hannelie said...

WOW!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Ardy, this is spectacular! Your coloring is so amazing on this, it totally looks like a sun!!

Susanne Vargas said...

Perfect sponging on the circle! It really looks three dimensional, like a ball!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous blending, Ardyth! I love how you created so much depth with your shading...so crisp, clean and perfectly executed!

Gillian R said...

What a wonderful cause to make cards for. And you card is just beautiful

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

One of my favorite techniques, Ardyth! So "warm" and surely emits comfort to me. TFS;)

Cathy said...

Amazing card Ardyth, your sponging is awesome! Cathy x

Bobby said...

The shading makes it so three dimensional, and the color makes it warm. Perfect card for someone needing a lift.

OH Babs said...

Your simplistic cards are so unique to you. Another beauty.

Deepti said...

This is a such a classic card, love the warm sun that coordinates so well with the sentiment. I simply love ur representation of ideas :)

Lura said...

So simple. So perfect. So you!

Geri said...

First of all, thank you for the info about the card drive. I will definitely be heading over there shortly to check it out. Also, thanks for the reminder that men are also affected by breast cancer.

Beautiful sponging - the colors are stunning! Your adeptness at this sport of sponging amazes me...especially the 'highlight' area, which I had to look closely at to see if it was a natural glare created by the light or an "Ardyth-made" glare. I wasn't surprised at all to discover that it was the latter of the two!

Joyce said...

Such a beautiful card, and for a great cause. I'm going to check out this challenge, too. Thanks for mentioning it.

Jenny said...

Wow.... I really do feel the warmth from that golden sun!

Chrissie said...

Great cause, great card!
Thanks so much Ardyth!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Gerrina said...

Such perfect inking! And great sentiment! This card pops up and is so beautiful! Inky greetings, Gerrina

Kim Heggins said...

Amazing card Ardyth...love that giant sun, so bright and such a sweet way to send a thoughtful card.

stempelomi said...

great take on the sketch! Love it!

wienerhoneymooners said...

SO I went back to LIM and looked around, your card caught my attention again, and swept me away, WINNER for me Ardyth!!!