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Sunday, September 5, 2010


Create a card or project that uses some sort of distressing technique! Sand it, scratch it, wrinkle it, ink it, etc...the choice is yours!

SPONSOR: My Favorite Things
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SPONSOR: Meljen's Designs
Winner's Choice of FOUR Digis

WOW!!  That's a cart-load of fabulous prizes!!  Make sure you go check out the rest of the shabby and distressed batch (NOT the design team ladies, THEIR projects) at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge ! 

The image I used was generously gifted to me by My Favorite Things.  I had fun coloring her with my Stampin' Up! markers and colored pencils.  

I made this card for my step-daughter.   She's 13 and she is a terrific person!  I wish I could tell you all about what she's been going through and how courageous she's been.   But the gist is she just wants a NORMAL, happy life and to be HERSELF and stand up for what she believes in without being abused for it!  

My brave, beautiful girl.

UPDATE (9/8/2010)  My step-daughter loved the card :)  
She said it made her cry.....in a good way.

Here is a nice picture showing off the shimmer in the wings:


Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Adria.. a touching card for a brave little girl. And this image is not only beautiful, but so appropriate. Wings for freedom, a delicate look in her eyes but yet so determined. And the sentiment reflects exactly her whole attitude. Congrats, you found exactly the essence of this image... I just love it all.

Marjo said...

Hi Adria,

Beautiful DT creation, lovin the wings.

Hugs, Marjo

Sprytebyrd said...

I dunno, Adria - I'm pretty shabby and distressed lately! LOL!! I finally got my card done - can't believe how time got away from me! Your card is just WOW!! I love the shimmer on her wings and the inside detail is just perfect! All in all a wonderful card and I'm sure your step-daughter loves it!

Graphicat said...

Um...Dee stole my comment!!! LOL
I hope your daughter finds strength in your card, it's so tough to be a teenage girl eh?
I LOVE this card and the sentiment and all the love you've put into it for her. it's gorgeous!

Leonie said...

O this is just beautiful Adria and so appropriate. My daughter has just turned 11 and the whole world has collapsed on her, so i know that sentiment is just perfect. Its similar to something i tell her everyday. JUST BE YOU!!! Love the colours you have used, those wings are gorgeous and love how you have decoarted the inside just as beautiful. Gawjuss all round!
Many hugs

HappyCrafter said...

What a gorgeous card, both inside and out! Love that fairy :-)

Annika said...

So beautiful - and it's nice to see a thoughtful sentimen and card that is tailor-made for somebody. Glad that your stepdaughter loved it and hoping she is doing well.