Thursday, July 8, 2010

Cosmos Flower Digital Stamp


I pulled out one my older digital stamps to work with yesterday.  I made this Cosmos digi stamp last year as a tribute to a wonderful lady I grew up next too.  Her name was Margaret and she never had any children of her own.  She taught me all about the beauty of God's work in flowers.  Her favorites were roses and cosmos.  Every spring we would plant her flower beds with cosmos seeds.  All summer long we would collect the seeds from the dying flowers and place them in white envelopes for the next years planting.    I spent 8 summers doing that with her.  Later as I had my own garden, she gave me seeds from her white envelopes.  This summer, I started the same process with my daughter.  I hope it brings her as many happy memories as it does me.

I colored the Flower with Copics - R000, YR00, G21 - on Neenah Classic Crest Cream 80#.  I then cut it out and layered it 4 times and finished it with a Zva Creative 1/4" Brad.  I used Spellbinders Large Circle Scallopes and Lotus Die cuts.  Placed it all on the new GORGEOUS Cappella Basic Grey Paper.  It needed a little more bling so I added Zva Creative Symmetrical Crystals - Topaz.

I have entered it into Play Date Cafe Challenge # PDCC37 - Color Challenge

Thanks for stopping by and have a WONDERFUL day!
Sue

13 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning, love all the extra details and the popped up Cosmo is just beautiful! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Sarah Anderson said...

What a lovely story to accompany your image. I love this cosmo, and it looks fabulous surrounded by all that colour and texture. Thanks for playing with us at the play date cafe :)

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

An oldie but a goodie, very nicely done up. Pretty image colors and the layering. Love that new papers too - stunning Sue. jane

Betty Benton said...

Gorgeous card, Sue. Love your flower and that die! Thanks for sharing your memory of your neighbor!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Just lovely, Sue! Love your wonderful memory of your friend.. Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely flower and the die cut layering is beautiful. Lovely memory. Thanks for joining us at the PDCC. this week.

Rufus said...

What a truly marvelous story to go with a very pretty card!
R/

Christine said...

Wow, Sue, this is beautiful! The Capella dp is the perfect touch! Your story is as beautiful as your card! I do the same thing with my love in the mist and share seeds with my family members. I just might have to plant some cosmos next year!

Sassylassy said...

Ahhh my sweet what a touching story. Thank you for sharing it with us. Your card is so beautiful and your flower came out fabulous, love all the layers.
Hugs Bonnie

clouds shadler said...

what a pretty card! luv the BG paper and the rhinestones, so elegant!

C

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely, great details!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOOOOOOOOOOW! What details--look at those pearls/gems! MMMM! And that 3D flower--scalloped centeres--beautiful! LOVE it:) Thanks for joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

Julie Ranae said...

Lovely work indeed...so glad you could play with us in The Play Date Cafe : )