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Saturday, 23 March 2013

Sketch Saturday #251

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I always struggle so much with sympathy cards; what layout to use, what image, what words of comfort?  But today's sketch leant itself perfectly to my needs and I found an image of poppies, which I always think are perfect for sympathy cards, on line here which I coloured in Copics, using a Letraset Tria for the tiny bits.
You will see from the sketch that it called for two different elements on the top and bottom half of the card but because I wanted to keep my card clean, I opted simply for two different embossing folders and plain white linen card stock.  The top folder is a Cuttlebug swirly frame and the bottom folder is Tied Together.
My Stampin Up sentiment was stamped directly on to the image after I had spent over an hour colouring my poppies. I held my breath, used my Stampin Up Stamp-a-majig to line it up and got a perfect print.  Phew! 

Don't forget to go and visit my lovely teamies' blogs and see the lovely creations they have made this week and then come and play along with us.


debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful Lesley and very elegant perfect sympathy card.

mags said...

A very elegant card. Super image.

Crafty Cath said...

That was brave of hour coloring and you risked it for the sentiment! It came out fabulous though! I love the effect but I think I'd be afraid to try it myself! Beautiful sympathy card and I love the color combo!

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Jules said...

Hi Lesley

Great use of your embossing folders .. .. it keeps the card lovely and clean looking.

I always find sympathy cards so difficult to make .. .. but this one is perfect.

Stay safe and warm and have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

anita01 said...

Hai lieve Lesley,

Beeldschoon, zo mooi zo fijn van kleur, stil van te worden hoor.

Warme knuf uit Holland,
Aniet xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Lesley, I like the poppies and the embossing.
Kevin xx

Lou said...

Hi! really lovely and very stylish card Lesley.
hugs Lou.xx

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Just stunning! I love the dual embossing on the background. And. The coloring of the poppies is so pretty!

tshupile said...

You so brave girl!!
I think I'll never try to stamp on my one hour colored image!
Your poppies are so gorgeous!

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Lesley, love the beautiful image and elegant design. It is so fitting for the occasion, they are so difficult to make aren't they hun.

Donna x

Tracy said...

A perfect, beautiful and elegant take on the sketch. Gorgeous creation.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Mrs A. said...

Poppies are beautiful. Don't think I would have been brave enought to try that but it is a novel idea. Will try it sometime when I have plenty of time and patience to spare.!! Hugs Mrs A.

mixamatoasties said...

That's just beautiful Lesley. Sympathy cards are always so hard to do.

Susan xx

Alice said...

beautiful coloring! such a pretty card!

Wishcraft said...

Lovely image and beautifully coloured too, the sentiment looks perfect stamped over the poppies :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Tracy said...

Lovely Lesley! The red really pops against all that white. The embossing adds lots of great texture. Hugs!

coops said...

so beautiful lesley.really love the way you have stamped the verse over the poppies.

xx coops xx

Janiel/ janny said...

GOSH what beautiful color work!!! Love this card..

Thanks for stopping by my blog sweetie... Yes a few of my cards have and are a bit toned down with details for me. I have been working on magazine stuff for next year and they want it a bit more easy so I am in that mode I think..LOL
big hugs.............

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Wow your card is fabulous!
Love your gorgeous colors and such pretty papers and detail!

Hugs Judith

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card! Those poppies look fabulous! Love the embossed layer!

An Occasional Genius said...

It is beautiful Lesley. I don't like making sympathy cards to order but I like making them just in case, oh no that sounds really wrong doesn't it! What I mean (I think) is that the fact they are generally CAS appeals to me, there is less pressure to put lots of stuff on them.

Anyway, before I dig myself any deeper, I do love this. Hugs xx

Christine Dol said...

Leslie, your card is really beautiful. I just love the pop of red with the white. The sentiment is really nice too. Beautifully done.

Doreen said...

such a beautiful card - love the background
Big hugs
Doreen xx

Heather said...

A beautiful Sympathy card Lesley, a lovely design, your poppies and sentiment are just perfect!!

Heather xx

Julie said...

A perfect sympathy card, stunningly coloured poppies and the sentiment overlay is wonderful! How brave you are! Hugs, Juliexx