Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Feel Better Soon

A good friend recently had surgery - this is for her.

When I saw the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch , I just knew I had to create something (I'm also working on another card with this sketch) 

Recently I was at retirement party (not mine), and the table cloth was pink with this white and brown florally scroll -- I tried to capture it with my cell phone, but of course it looked better with a glass of wine.  And this has been on my mind that I need to do something like this for a card.  
So I looked through my stash and found a stencil (I don't know the brand) and played around for a while until I came up with the color arrangement I liked.  There were several failed attempts -- aqua backgrounds, too many layers, yada yada . 

I used the colors from  Just Add Ink : 

First I stenciled with a pigment white ink - and let that dry -- then I used Disress ink (I forget which color -- I tried several) I outlined some parts of the image with brown Spica pen, added some bling and done. 

The pieces are actually "inlaid".  So the part I cut out of the middle, I used on the inside of the card:
The sentiment is from Paper Trey Ink.  

I am also putting this into The Curtain Call Challenge where they are celebrating their first anniversary with some amazing sponsors!  The colors on their inspiration photo are very similar to the colors on my card:

Thanks again for looking!  I hope you are having a good day. 


  1. Wonderful use of the sketch and love the dashes on the flowers. Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call.

  2. Great stenciling and the colors are beautiful - It all comes together to create one striking card!!

  3. Such a pretty card, love your stenciling. Thanks for joining the colour challenge fun at Just Add Ink this week.

  4. Carol, this is beautiful - and I am sure will cheer up your friend straight away. I love how you've used the challenge colours, softened with white ink; gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week!

  5. It may have taken some time but you did come up with a wonderful effect using the stencil Carol. The blue really pops against the pink background. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  6. Oh, this is so pretty! Wonderful take on the sketch!

  7. I love the colors you choose for this card. Also the scroll stamp is fab! I am glad to say I was the recipient of this beautiful card. And yes it did make me feel so much better!! Thanks Carol you are amazing!

  8. Carol, go check it out! You won one of the prizes over at the Curtain Call celebration!! Congratulations!! Hugs, Darnell