Tuesday, April 28, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch Sympathy

I seem to be on a mission this week... I have decided to take sketch challenges and use them to increase my collection of sympathy cards. It is always better, it seems, to have a few on hand when one is needed than to have to scramble to make one when it is suddenly necessary. This week's CAS(E) this Sketch challenge seemed like another perfect opportunity:

Like a number of the design team, when I saw this sketch, I thought it would be perfect for a watercolored background. Unfortunately, my attempts at watercolored backgrounds didn't seem to agree. ;) So instead I went for a subtle patterned background: 

I think if you squint, you can see it in the photo. ;) I purposely didn't completely ink my Bit of Burlap stamp before I spritzed it lightly with water. The image and sentiment came next. I thought it needed the jute twine at the top for a little balance. I also like the way the chevrons of the patterned paper subtly echo the burlap stamp. 
With this clean and simple design, I'm also entering this in Simon Says Stamp's current Wednesday challenge. 

Supplies: Stampin' Up naturals white cardstock, Studio Calico Classic Collection Vol. 3 patterned paper, Unity Love itty bitty & {ippity} Bit of Burlap & Hero Arts Art of the Card stamps, Stampin' Up bravo burgundy & antique linen distress inks, May Arts jute twine, glue dots

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Virginia Lu said...

Sophisticated design indeed! Love the muted tones in this! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Clean and Simple” Challenge!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Very beautiful Sympathy card, Lindsey. I especially like the muted earthy colours and the jute twine.

Love and hugs

Dotty Jo x said...

Very lovely, Jo x

Leigh Penner said...

This is so pretty! Wonderful take on the sketch!

Barbara Godden said...

Lovely Sympathy card, great take on the sketch.

Heather G said...

Wow!! Gorgeous and are amazing and I love this card and all the stamping textures.

Jessi Fogan said...

Look at you rocking the sketches! The burlap background is the perfect bit of 'something' to jazz it up without taking over. And watercolouring & I are slowly becoming friends - I find I futz too much with it, so I've started to catch myself at the 'I'll just add a little more here' stage and put it aside to dry then.

Leslie Hanna said...

LOVE the burlap pattern in the background.

Anonymous said...

This is so simple and beautiful, Lindsey; your textures are lovely.