Thursday, March 3, 2011

With Sympathy


It was a happy mail day yesterday, and I couldn't wait to play with some of the new goodies! I turned to one of my favorite sketch challenges, Mojo Monday, for a starting point. The designer papers are from My Mind's Eye's new Hazel paper pad, part of the Stella & Rose line. The branch and sympathy sentiment are both from Verve's Forever In Our Hearts set. The sweet bird is from Prima. The ribbon and trim treatment consists of some ivory crochet trim, brown trim and some light aqua satin ribbon. Sponging, distressing, stitching ... my usual extras.

Here's the Mojo 180 sketch I used ...



Hope you're having a great week! I've been off by one day all week long. Up until yesterday I was a day ahead and then all day yesterday I was thinking it was only Tuesday. Go figure! Hopefully I'll recognize the weekend when it gets here. I'd better! :D

Hugs,





Stamps: Forever In Our Hearts (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Papertrey Aqua Mist, Stampin' Up  Early Espresso and Very Vanilla, My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose "Hazel" collection
Ink: Ranger Old Paper, Brushed Corduroy, and Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders Classic Square, Classic Circle, and Labels Sixteen Nestabilities, Prima Birdsong Script bird, May Arts ivory crochet trim and ivory burlap string, Prima brown lace trim, Offray aqua satin ribbon, Maya Road mini ribbon roses, My Favorite Things Open Scallop Border Die-namics, distressing tool, paper piercer, needle, thread
Size: 5 1/4" square

13 comments:

Jennifer Shults said...

This is gorgeous Amy, I love the papers you chose for this and your have such a way with embellishments that everything always looks so elegant. I really really love this!

Kathy D said...

Wowsers! This is a total stunner! The colors are beautiful, the ribbon treatment and embellishments are perfect... and that bird! Gorgeous! You never cease to amaze me, girl!

Debbie said...

Very pretty! Definitely a keepsake type of card.

Luanne said...

Sympathy cards are so hard to make. This is beautiful! TFS~

Vickie Z said...

Beautiful as always!!! Hmmm... That dp is on it's way to me!!

Ruth S said...

What a lovely card Amy - perfectly soft and gentle to suit the occasion.
I've been a day out myself this week and still haven't quite caught up, even though it's nearly Friday! Ah, well ;)

Marisa said...

Gorgeous card, Amy. Love how you used the leaf with the sentiment.

Allison said...

Wow! This is so beautiful! A perfect sympathy card!

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful, Amy! Wonderful colors, patterns, and distressing! I love the little birdie, too!

Oliwiaen said...

Delicate and elegant - just perfect for the occassion. And also another fantastic take on a sketch, I love the way you follow them!!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, love what you have done with this sketch, such pretty papers and love the bird!

dpkennedy said...

This is a really beautiful sympathy card to give. I love how you create such gorgeous cards with all of your trims, embellishments, and papers.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So cozy and peaceful! I just love the ribbon/twine/flower ensemble. Such a beautiful sympathy card!