Monday, March 9, 2009

A butterfly flies beside us ....

Hi there!
Thanks for stopping by today. Apologies for no postings over the weekend - it was such fine, warm weather that we made the most of it with the kids and managed to get out and about. Good thing too as we woke up to snow this morning and most of the day - knew the fine weather was just a tease! :(

Well, I was asked to make my son's Gr.5 teacher a farewell card and this is what I did. I decided to make a more permanent gift on a basic white canvas which I thought we would all sign. She is one amazing, incredible and gifted teacher and I am SO sad to see her go. She was covering a mat-leave and we are all so devastated to see her leave our child's classroom. Her motto throughout the year has been "Be the Change" so I thought what was more perfect than a butterfly! And this verse speaks every word of what we feel in our hearts for her. I cried every minute I made this (still crying as I write this) and I just hope she can feel the huge amount of love that went into making this for her!

The stamps are from Heather's Stamping Haven line from The Stamp Barn and I coloured the butterfly with tombow markers. I sponged the edge of the white watercolour paper with pink chalk ink to take away the starkness of the white. The scrapbooking paper is from stash and I used Prima flowers and my new MS butterfly punch to add the butterflies to the flowers. Three pearl brads and the crochet lace add the finishing touches.

Thanks for taking the time to read my *sob* story today and for any comments you may leave. And for any of you who are teachers out there, I so admire you and can't thank you enough for the fabulous job you do with our children!

Have a wonderful Monday!

Hugs,

Danielle x

15 comments:

LINDA said...

This is just gorgeous. Im sure she will love it..The sentiment is beautiful..And I love the butterflys..
Hugs, Linda

Shirl said...

Hi Danielle

Just stunning.... so feminine and pretty. I think you teacher will have tears in her eyes too... It certainly sounds like she will be missed by all. That butterfly stamp is just gorgeous too very whimsical .... perfecto! xo S

stardustgemsandribbon said...

What a lovely card. I'm sure it will be very well received...the sentiment is very nice.
Have a good week.
Carole

stampinfrog said...

Ohhhh Danielle, This is absolutely GORGEOUS! Love the DP,the butterfly and the sentiment. The teacher will love this!TFS
Hugs, Connie

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I hope you enjoyed the nice weather. I didn't post either for the same reason. We didn't get snow today. It started raining yesterday and is suppose to continue to rain through Thursday.

The is a beautiful card!!! Love that DP, your sentiment and all of the details. Very feminine!!

Stamp n Sparkle said...

Beautiful! Just stunning!

debby4000 said...

Beautiful card, it so elegant and I adore the butterfly.

cats whiskers said...

Oh dear this is a simply stunning card, love everything about it, the most perfect colours and butterfly, just wonderful
Hugs Jacqui x

Lorraine said...

Such a beautiful card and sentiment did you include a box of tissues for her, she might need them.
Your mum called round today to see what my class was up to and for tea and cake.

Rosa said...

Hard to believe your gorgeous card was created by hand. You are truly gifted!

Hayley G said...

Wow, so very very pretty! Just beautiful!

lilscraftworks said...

Hi Danielle, This is a truly gorgeous card.How sad the teacher is leaving.Is she going somewere else? I did enjoy a cup of tea and a scrumptious piece of chocolate cake with Lorraine. It's her birthday today!!! Hugs M um xx

Riet said...

what a gorgeous cards Danielle,l love them all.

hugs Riet.x

Claireabelle said...

Wow, absolutely stunning
x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Your card is so pretty Danielle and I just love the butterfly, Hugs, Nikki x

LinkWithin

Blog Widget by LinkWithin