Saturday, November 1, 2008

Sympathy Inspiration

I used today's Inspiration Challenge to create a sympathy card. We were using the works of Don Li-Leger as our inspiration (one of his works is shown). I was inspired by two things: the color palette is right up my alley on most of the works and I like the block style of many of the pieces. The combination of symmetry and asymmetry throughout the gallery makes it interesting.
I decided to stay simple, as I believe overdone sympathy cards stray from the purpose of sympathy cards. The purpose is to convey your sorrow, not to "wow" anyone with a card. It's not the time. So, I used a simple, asymmetrical block style with some patterned and some craft paper. I inked edges on the patterned paper and inked/distressed edges of the sentiment panel.
I used two products I just bought today at Hobby Lobby's 50% off sale. The paper is Traditions Floral Paisley from The Paper Studio. I LOVE it... and I have a feeling I should have bought more of it. The brads are antique brads from The Paper Studio. I have to say, I was impressed to see how The Paper Studio was really kicking in as a competitor as far as paper and cardstock is concerned. They have a wide variety of styles out, from single sheets to paper packs. The craft paper was leftover from my last scrapbooking adventure, and it was the perfect size, so I took that as a sign.
Size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches
Paper: The Paper Studio Craft and Traditions Floral Paisley
Ink: SU! Always Artichoke, Color Box Chestnut Roan
Brads: The Paper Studio


Sumtoy said...

This is wonderful and I know your friend will find comfort in knowing you care.

SmilynStef said...

I was at Hobby Lobby today & I agree with your Paper Studio assessment ... they're designing some great stuff. Fabulous card ... love the paper with kraft.

Bev said...

Very pretty sympathy card for the challenge. I also like the blocked effect. Liked the layout of your bicycle scrapbook page-cute photos.

Ann said...

Such a beautiful card. So sorry you needed it for a sad occasion.