Tuesday, November 13, 2012

September Morning Glories for Tuesday Throwdown Challenge

This week over at Tuesday Throwdown, we're being sponsored by Heart Song Designs and the theme is Thankful for you.  You can visit our blog for all the details and to see all my design team buddies inspiring projects.   I chose September Morning Glories because I'm thankful mostly for my family that God blessed me with. 

Morning glories are one of my favorite flowers.  They're strong, beautiful, and they keep on coming back year after year, more abundant that the year before.  When I was young and growing up in West Virginia, my grandmother had morning glories that grew all along the fence between her yard and ours.  During the summer, she would be on her side and I would be on mine.  She would let me pop three a day but she would pick the three out.  I learned later that they were the ones that were already dying and wouldn't bloom again.  I would come home later in the morning from playing down the road with my friends and the blooms would be so big, pink, blue, and violet.  They were so beautiful and I always associate morning glories with Mommy Walsh.

This image is colored with copics and Spectrum Noir markers and while I know morning glories aren't peach, that's the glory of coloring up your own images!  I added some Stickles to show the glow of morning dew that falls on them.  I cut the image out and framed it with Nestabilities and added a bow to the edge.  The papers are from the Autumn Melody paper stack from DCWV and the gems are from Studio 112.  

Here's a side glimpse of the lace border I used with a Martha Stewart punch.

Here's the inside.  The sentiment is from the So Grateful set from Close to My Heart.  Love that set!  I have been blessed with a harvest of memories of my time spent with my grandmother and this sentiment says it all for me.

My strength and joy comes from my family.  It always has and always will.  Make sure to stop over at the Tuesday Throwdown blog and join us in showing what you're thankful for.  Can't wait to see!  


Donna said...

Love this card, the flowers are beautiful and the stickles are perfect on this image. Donna x

CraftinGranny said...

This is so elegant and beautiful Susan. Wonderful tribute! "Hugs"

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful card. Love the image and the touch of glitter. Beautiful design and papers.

Holley said...

Wow so pretty and I love the harvest sentiment. Wonderful work! Cheers, Holley

Judy Garrelts said...

What simple elegant beauty!!!!!!!!!
I love it!!!!
Thanks for sharing,

Suzanne J Dean said...

Gorgeous Susan! Love the soft colors & beautiful coloring!


Peggie said...

Lovely card. I have seen pink morning glories so peach ones are probably out there as well. Love the layout.

..Karen said...

Gorgeous card Susan! : )

Sheri said...

Such a beautiful story...to go with such a beautiful card!! :)

Larelyn said...

Your card is stunning, Susan. I love the sparkle and shine and your fabulous coloring.

Fran said...

Oh this one is so pretty! Hugs,Fran