The Kyrie Foundation

Saturday, October 24, 2009

I wanted to take a minute to tell you all about a super, exciting event that will be taking place Thursday, November 12, 2009, at Studio 2131, in the Crossroads District, 2131 Washington, Kansas City, Missouri.
It's a silent art/gift auction to raise research funds for the Kyrie Foundation...

which is a nonprofit organization established to raise awareness and funds for research that will someday cure pediatric brain cancers.  Here are the deets...

5:30 pm... Event opens and bidding begins
6:30 pm... Welcome
8:30 pm... Bidding closes 

The event includes an organic pasta tasting sponsored by Whole Foods Market, local brew from The Foundry at McCoy’s, wine, soda, live entertainment from members of The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra, meet & greet with attending artists, and your name in a door prize drawing.

I was extremely honored to have been asked to be one of the contributing artists for this event.  I put together a package of ten, different cards, including envelopes, with various sentiments, themes, patterns, etc.  Somehow, I let that pretty, little package walk out my front door without getting a picture of it, but here are a few of the cards it carries.
I started this card by stamping swirls, using Brilliance, Moonlight White, archival, pigment ink.  I, then, clear embossed flourishes over the top; layered on a stripped, patterned paper, punched, across the bottom, using Stampin' Up's Scallop punch; and tied a pretty, white, Stampin' Up ribbon, around the card face, between the two papers.  The "Praying for you" sentiment was stamped, in Real Red ink, on white cardstock; cut out; and adhered over the striped, patterned paper.  I created the butterflies by stamping the images, on white cardstock, using Jet Black, StazOn, solvent ink.  Each butterfly was water colored in shades of Real Red and So Saffron, Cameo Coral and Brilliant Blue, Orchid Opulence and Garden Green, and Tempting Turquoise and Regal Rose.  Two Paper Studio gemstones embellish each wing and a little gelly rolling, over the scribbles, on the wings, added just the right amount of shine.  I, then, cut out each butterfly and adhered them to the card face, at their centers, with Tumbo Mono Multi, liquid glue.  When the glue was dry, I pulled up the wings of the butterflies for dimension.
I began this card by layering the floral paper, by Mercer Meyer, with a strip of pink cardstock, punched using Stampin' Up's Scallop punch.  They were then adhered to the yellow, cardstock, card base.  I stamped the baby image, using Jet Black, StazOn, solvent ink, on white cardstock and water colored it in shades of Blush Blossom, Bordering Blue, Pretty in Pink, Yoyo Yellow, and Only Orange.  I, then, glittered the water for shine; framed the image with seagreen cardstock; and attached a pink, polka dot, photo corner and green button, laced with pink, embroidery floss, in the upper, right corner.  The completed image was popped off the floral paper with dimensionals.  I, then, tied a gorgeous, pink, Hobby Lobby ribbon, in a knot, vertically around the card face and pinned the sentiment tag just below the knot.  To make the sentiment tag, I stamped the "a little SOMETHING for a little SOMEONE" sentiment, in Pretty in Pink ink, on white cardstock.  I, then, brushed the edges, with the same color of ink, for added texture and punched it out, using Stampin' Up's Tag punch.  Finally, I hand cut the pink, cardstock, tag frame; adhered the two tags together; and set a Barely Banana eyelet near the top, through which to run the safety pin.

I duplicated this card to send to my sister-in-law for her birthday.  I just love all the vibrant colors!  I clear embossed polka dots on the bottom half of the dark purple, cardstock base.  I, then, adhered pink cardstock, stamped with the damask pattern, in Real Red ink, and trimmed with red cardstock, which was punched using Stampin' Up's Scallop punch, just above the embossed, polka dots.  A few Paper Studio gemstones add just the right amount of bling to the damask images.  The "Happy Birthday to You" sentiment was stamped, in Elegant Eggplant ink, on white cardstock; cut out; embellished with a pink button, laced with hemp twine; and adhered, over the embossed, polka dots and overhanging the bottom, right corner of the card face, with dimensionals.  A pretty, red ribbon, with white stitching, was tied in a bow for the perfect finishing touch.

There were seven more of these beauties in that package!  I hope your schedule permitts you to attend the auction and support such a worthy cause.

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