Well it has a been a busy few weeks. I have now returned to work full time after being off for my hand surgery. I have only been back for a few weeks but I am already feeling the time loss. No more naps with my daughter, no more scrapbooking in the afternoon or late into the night. Well, I guess this is life! I am looking forward to my scrapbooking getaway with some girlfriends this weekend on Saturday.
Here is my card I promised from my earlier post today. I made this card for some very close family friends. I always turn to black and with for my sympathy card, so doing a coloured card for them was a bit of a challenge for me but I love the way it turned out. I was able to enter my card in a few challenges, one at The Sweet Stop for the sketch challenge, one at Paper Sundaes for the inspiration photo, and one at Raise the Bar for doing something different then you normally do .
I started with the card sketch from The Sweet Stop. I made a few changes but tried to keep to the sketch without making the card feeling to busy. The base of the card is a deep purple card stock. I used some basic Grey pattern paper from a really old line for my background. The other pattern papers are some miscellaneous papers that I found in my scrap bin. My image is made using the brayered background technique. I made the moon by placing a scrap circle on my page before I brayered the background. The background is made using Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum and Pale Plum. I then stamped "Upsy Daisy" from Stampin' Up in Basic Black ink over my background. The ribbon is from my stash of Bo Bunny Ribbon. I placed 3 sugar coated black brads in three corners and in the last corner I placed my sentiment. I didn't have a small enough sympathy stamp so I printed it using my computer and punched it out using the Word Window punch from Stampin' Up. I then layered it onto the Modern Label Punch from Stampin' Up. The image reminded me of the inspiration photo at Paper Sundaes for this weeks challenge. Because I never make coloured sympathy cards (i.e always black and white ones) I entered it in the April Fool's Challenge at Raise the Bar.