Saturday, July 13, 2019

Petals for the Pittmans Fundraiser and Linky Party

I'm honored to be sharing a very special card with you today!  It's created with one of the images available in a special and beautiful floral digital stamp set available in the shop over at Polka Dot Orchard.  There are actually two huge sets that are a collaboration of images by several different artists and companies and are part of a fundraiser for one of our fellow makers, Larissa Collins Pittman and her family, who are going through a very difficult time and have mounting medical bills.

You can read more about Larissa and her husband Gary here: Pittmans Go Fund Me.

I was lucky to be able to work with a beautiful image designed by Shery Russ from Stamplorations and here's how I was inspired:

I printed the image on watercolor paper.  I knew I wanted to cut the image out and pop it up so I die cut another piece of watercolor paper using a beautiful stitched panel from Stamplorations and used my Paul Rubens Glitter Watercolors to color and splatter the background.

I used a combination of the Glitter watercolors and my watercolor pencils to color the image.

I let the colors dry and then would add more color for more dramatic light and dark variations.  When I was happy with how it looked, I die cut the image with the same stitched die and then fussy cut around the tops of the flowers and cup and popped it up on the background panel.  I cut my favorite word die from gold foiled paper once and two more times from white cardstock to stack them for dimension and added it to the card.  A simple sentiment for a simple reminder to Just Breathe, because sometimes that's all you can do.

I added a few sequins in gold and clear and called it done.  I love all of the shimmer that those glitter watercolors give to it.

You can purchase the collaboration digital sets for the Pittman fundraiser at the Polka Dot Etsy shop here!  All proceeds will go directly to the Pittmans to help with the overwhelming cost of their medical treatments.  And bonus for you... they are awesome sets with images from SO many wonderful companies and talented artists.

Here is Set One

And take a look at Set Two

Thank you so much for stopping today and be sure to check out all of the makes by our talented DT!  The linky party is here on the Polka Dot Orchard Blog so you can play along too.  And bonus #2... there are prizes!!

Come again soon!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is beautiful! LOVING those flowers!!!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card is so gorgeous and I love the wonderful colors.

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Just a stunning card. Love it!

cghundley said...

Gorgeous coloring on your
card! Beautiful flowers.
Carla from Utah

Linda Vigil said...

Stunning card! 😁😁😁want to emulate your work for my non-crafter SIL (initials, BZ😁😁😁) who is world's greater coffee lover. Thanks for the inspiration.

Crystal O. Minkler said...

Stunning card!! Beautifully done!

Scrapper69 said...

Ooh, how pretty Lisa! I love the coffee cup (Of course) wink, wink... The flowers are so lovely! Beautiful design and a wonderful cause!