Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Soft and Sweet.......FMS194







If you are a regular reader here you know that I usually make just one of a kind cards with a specific person in mind. But there is an exception to my rule....sympathy cards. I don't want to be blithering all over the card stock trying to put one together! So I just create them when the mood strikes and then I have a stash to pick from when needed.  And it always strikes me as odd what puts me in that mood.......but I go with it......



I adore this picture my daughter took last weekend of Emma and the big guy walking back up to camp from the beach.  It is a sweet picture and makes me smile!  And somehow that soft sweet picture with the bit of pink led to my card......



I used Blushing Bride with b/w and several stamps - a splash from Work of Art, frames from Pretty Thankful, a butterfly from Garden in Bloom and a beautifully scripted sentiment from Oh Happy Day by Avery Elle. The DSP frame is from the fabulous b/w set called Everyday Chic.


I am hosting this week at Freshly Made Sketches! Come on over and check out our amazing Design Team! I would love to see what you create with my sketch! 


                                              

23 comments:

LeAnne said...

Love your card, love your sketch, love your colors, love your photo! I don't recognize that little frame, I am going to have to go check out that set!

Dawn Tidd said...

This is so sweet! I love how you used the frames around the splotches, and the Blushing Bride with the black is a great combo. I'm with LeAnne, I need to check out that set. The script sentiment is beautiful! Of course, the inspiration picture is precious!

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Linda love this card.... I too must have missed the frame... you always make me WANT more stuff! Sometimes the stamp doesn't look like much until someone like YOU makes it look like a million bucks!
hugs

PS: the photo is adorable... so sweet.

stampwithamyk said...

I love it!! I just got the stamp set with the square frame...now I'm off to go play! :)

Stampingcountry said...

Soft and Sweet Sympathy Card!

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

I had that stamp set on my next order, Linda! Thanks for the inspiration, and I like your thinking on the sympathy card- it is always difficult to make one on the spot. Lovely card!

Ginger said...

Beautiful card Linda. It conveys a peacefulness that makes it ideal for a sympathy card. Might have to case this beauty! And, I like your idea of having them on hand. What an adorable picture of Emma and your hubby.

Stephanie Mackey said...

Would you be able to provide a supply list for this card? I'd love to CASE it. :)

Jen Mitchell said...

I just adore this card!! I love how the splash really shows off the squares and butterfly!

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Eva Bussom said...

Linda, your card is simply stunning! And your sketch is equally beautiful! :) Eva

Karren said...

I love your interpretation of your fabulous sketch! The colors are so soft and pretty and the stamped squares are so cool. Such a cute photo, too!

Kim S said...

It's absolutely lovely. I love how the squares frame the butterfly. And the splash of Blushing Bride is just the right touch.

Michelle Gleeson said...

Okay you are a total enabler, I just googled Avery Elle stamps and just spent $74! A simple and lovely sympathy card. Hugs.

Karen Ashbrook said...

Love your card, I particularly like how you've used the frame stamp. Karen x

Cindy Lovell said...

I love your Sketch this week,Linda!!!And i love how you've used it! love the stamped squares!!!
Great photo!!!

Jen Brum said...

Such a pretty card Linda! I love the soft colours contrasted with the black! Love the butterfly and the enamel dots! Great pictures of Emma! She looks so sweet (and little!)!

Gisela said...

Super cute card Linda, love the butterfly and the frames. Perfect colors.

Cindy Hall said...

This is fabulous, Linda! I love how you used the sketch, and how you used the black sqaures over the watercolor stamping. This is clean, simple and perfect for a sympathy card, but graat for almost any sentiment. Love the colors you chose, too!

Joanne James said...

Love your card and sketch this week Linda, and the sweet photo! I just had to pop by and say hi - I don't do that nearly often enough! So many elements to your CAS card - I am off to hunt them all down...such a soft and gentle sympathy card.

Jen Timko said...

Love how you used those frames! Great sketch this week. Thanks!

Amy O said...

This mix of stamps is perfect for a sympathy card. And I love the Blushing Bride for it too -- not a color I would have thought to use for a sympathy card, but I love it. This was a fun sketch, Linda!

Narelle Farrugia said...

This really is lovely Llinda - I love your creative take on this weeks sketch and the colours you've used re just lovely!