Friday, October 12, 2012

Hope You Can.... Sing To!

It's my turn to host a challenge for our Hope You Can Cling To card drive over at Splitcoaststampers! I love this cause, and it's such a blessing to be able to participate as a hostess, enabling our members to focus their talents on encouraging others. I would love for you to join us!

So I got to toying with the concept of awareness when I was developing my challenge theme, and for some reason a conversation about music and show tunes that same week entered into my thoughts as well... so, my challenge is entitled...

...and participants are to create a card inspired by the title or lyrics of a song from a musical or movie. I chose the song "Embraceable You", which is from An American In Paris. (Click the song title for a favorite version of mine by Ella Fitzgerald... it's beautiful!) 

I love this "There For You" digital image by Mo Manning especially because it's one that I requested. I'm drawn to huggy images, but sometimes a happy, cheerful hug image isn't appropriate for someone going through a hard time. I wanted one that expressed support and sympathy. Sooooo grateful to Mo for coming up with this image - it's perfect.

I printed the image in a very pale grey, and colored it using Touch Twin Markers. These are the colors I used:

Encourage one another............ ♥
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. It's beautiful! And I love this coloring technique...
    Hoping to get caught up and enter each of the challenges for this cause this weekend...

  2. This is absolutely beautiful, Dina!

  3. beautiful! I just love the softness of this beautifully coloured image. I really need to have this from Mo....I'm a 5 year breast cancer survivor, but have friends who are still fighting....thank you for the inspiration!

  4. Beautifully done Dina! The soft lines and coloring are phenomenal! A soft and comforting card! TFS

  5. What a beautiful card, both for the quality of your workmanship and for the sentiment behind it. Simply lovely.