Saturday, May 19, 2012

Blue & Green Sympathy

I'm not sure this is a "traditional" sympathy card, but I did use a whole bunch of stash to make it. :) 

Even the card base for this one was already cut and waiting for me. :)

In addition to the matchy-matchy SU does so well, I find they also do blendy-blendy, too. For example, there are three different greens here (not counting the butterfly) and they work together:

Well, *I* think they do. The card base is Certainly Celery, the green in the paper is Wild Wasabi, and the twill ribbon is Pear Pizzazz. I didn't go to art school, so if this is a known phenomenon, then I don't know about it. I'm just happy it works!

The butterfly was from my UFO pile:

I have a stack of them I heat-embossed on vellum while I was visiting Libby, and now I've finally used one! Thanks, Libby!

I started with this sketch from Unscripted Sketches:

I didn't add the three elements across, so I'm pretty sure I've disqualified myself, but it was still a great sketch for using up all those papers! And now I have one more sympathy card, too.

In other news, guess what season it is:

Farmer's Market! I'm not selling my cards there this year, but I'm still shopping for fresh local produce. Nom nom nom.

I think I'll try to go back to the Gaithersburg Book Festival in a little bit. I stopped by earlier to see when The Bloggess will be speaking, and it's around 4:30. I hope to see her!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. mm, nommy raspberries.. and the card is delish too! i love that pear pizzazz can be celery if need be.. helps in a pinch :)

    hope you got to see the Bloggess.. would be awesome!

  2. Hi Leslie, your card is beautiful! There is no right or wrong way to do your card as long as you are using the Unscripted Sketch as the inspiration and basis of your creation! So glad you could join us at Unscripted Sketches.

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  4. You're right ... they're tones of color also coordinate very well ... love the look of those raspberries too ... such a soothing sympathy card ... so glad you joined us at Unscripted Sketches.

  5. Very lovely card, and the greens do blend well together. That Memory Box butterfly is so pretty done on vellum.

  6. Such a pretty card!! Thanks for playing at Unscripted

  7. Gorgeous card... love the colours and the paper and the butterfly..
    just beautiful..
    thanks for joining us at Unscripted Sketches.

  8. Love the embossed butterfly! I think that these colors are so soothing - perfect for a sympathy card. And hey, you did a marvelous job with your interpreation of this week's sketch. Thanks for choosing to play along with us at Unscripted Sketches :)

  9. Lovely card! The butterfly is fantastic. Great take on the sketch. So glad you joined US this week!

  10. Love the embossing on the butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Unscripted Sketches!

  11. Leslie, this is so pretty, thanks for joining us at Unscripted Sketches this week! :)


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