Sunday, February 1, 2009

"Gettin' Sketchy" with LPS challenge


This is my entry for the sketch challenge goin' on over at Little Paper Shop. I think the Flourishes stamp set hits the mark for Sympathy cards. I'm almost certain that the card base is Vintage Violet. It was a piece of left over c/s that was in my scrap drawer. Onto the base, I placed a piece of gray, textured paper. You can just barely make out that it is textured in the photo, if you look closely. The main image was stamped onto Pure Luxury white c/s and I used Smoky Plum ink by CTMH. I loaded up the stamp with lots of colour and stamped it once, then, without re-inking, stamped it twice more. This actually happened by accident as I was testing the amount of ink on a scrap piece and was too lazy to clean the stamp so I just stamped it again and again to clean the stamp the lazy man's way. Lo and behold, it made me think of a person's soul winging it's way to Heaven! I mounted the white piece to a 2" x 2" bit of Elegant Eggplant. The smaller squares were cut from Elegant Eggplant and Vintage Violet and stamped with one of the smaller flourishes from the same set. The sentiment, also from Flourishes, was stamped onto som Vintage Violet and then I put it onto some Lavender Moon ribbon by PTI and surrounded it with some hardware from Hodge Podge by SU. The little flowers were strategically placed to secure the threads left by the stitching. I really like the way this card turned out. Unfortunately, I know that I will have to use it one day, hopefully not too soon.

This is the sketch we were to follow and I thought it was fantastic. In fact, I'm going to make another card today for an upcoming birthday for a special person. Thanks, LPS, for a great sketch and the opportunity to win Flyin' By. It's much appreciated.

6 comments:

mudmaven said...

This is gorgeous Barb! Love the colors. ~chris

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is beautiful, Barb! Thanks so much for using the sketch and playing along! I love the stitching and the stamped ribbon! Beautiful!

pescbrico said...

Love your card! Have a great day!

Lesa said...

Lovely card. So many loving details. :)

Julia said...

Very pretty!! Love the stitched panels. Thanks for playing along :)

Bonnie (eggette) said...

Great creation Barb! I am not a fan of purple but this is pretty! I don't know why I don't use it more often.......I really should. Although I resigned from Little Paper Shop, I still keep an eye out for various creations!! Wonderful of you to play along!