Friday, August 28, 2009

Happy Friday. This is my first card for a 'bloggers challenge.' The bloggers challenge is sponsored by 'Designs by Lisa Somerville' and the link to her site is http://www.lisasomerville.com/

The challenge today was a sketch challenge, so I followed the layout with a rose image from the stampin up retired stamp set 'Wild Rose.' The sentiment is from stampin up's 'Thoughts & Prayers.'

A girl I work with just heard this week that her aunt died suddenly from heart failure. Her aunt was 68 years old and the sudden death really rocked the family. I never like to have to send a sympathy card, but when I do, I try to add an extra level of perfection to it. It seems appropriate to make it just right. I'll mail this to her tomorrow to let her know that I'm thinking of her and that I care.

As for colors, I used very vanilla, old olive, cameo coral and the new 'in color' melon mambo. Because the pink is dark, I added a very vanilla layer to the inside and added the sentiment and a small rose.

I really like the color combination and will try to remember to use it again in the future.

3 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Just beautiful, love your choice of colors! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge.

sarahkxox said...

I like the way you did the inside. It definitely adds that little extra something! Nice job, Mom :)

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a beautiful sympathy card Linda! Those are definitely hard to make! The inside is just lovely too! Great job with your first Blogger's Challenge! :D