Sunday, February 1, 2009
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.
Posted by Barb Kaszuba at 8:27 AM