Saturday, October 4, 2014

Charity for World Cardmaking Day.

World Card Making Day.

 The Mountain Plains Crafters are sharing vintage cards today for World Card Making Day. We are having a tag a friend event on facebook. Graphic 45 is sponsoring this event and has provided a fabulous prize.

I hope that everyone has been having a great time creating today.

When I started my card I had a totally different idea in mind. This was one of those kinds of cards that took on a mind of its own. I pulled some scraps from my scrap drawer. I went with peach and pink colors. I sewed them onto a square piece of cardstock kinda making a quilt. I then stitched a doily, and lace. The little girl image just made me think vintage. It is an old SU image. It was one of those stamps that I just HAD TO HAVE, and then I have only used a handful of times. I paper pieced her hat and dress. I water colored the flowers, grass and her arms and legs. I stitched that circle onto the square cardstock. I had some vellum that said "Charity" on it. I knew a girl named Charity in college. At the time I thought that it was a neat "old time" name. So when I found it in my scraps, I just felt like it would fit on my vintage card. I added some hand quilled roses and pearls to finish it off.

This bible verse came to mind when I was thinking about Charity. 1 Corinthians 13:13

And now stays faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity



  1. Sweetest thing I've seen in awhile.

  2. This is exquisite MariLynn - love your colouring of the girl, and the background is perfect for her - the lace accents and pearls are the ideal finishing touch.

  3. Very sweet, MariLynn! I have that little girl and I've always thought she was the sweetest. You've done a fabulous job coloring and staging her. Beautiful card.

  4. Lovely!! Great job with the paper piecing. Thanks for your kind comment on my blog too!

  5. Charity is beautiful indeed, both in life and on your card :) Those peach and pinks are just beautiful together and I adore your water colored scene!!