Sunday, January 29, 2012

LIM Sketch: Comfort on a Difficult Day

This week's Less Is More challenge is a wonderful basic sketch.  I love sketches and I particularly love basic sketches because it allows each participant to go in wildly different directions.  I am looking forward to browsing their gallery this week to see the variety because what I have seen so far on some of my favorite blogs has been great!

I have spent the week working on sympathy cards for our church card ministry.  I particularly like the beautiful sentiment on this card to complement the simple scene.




I very lightly sponged the colors onto the white panel and then used a variety of stamps from Stampin' Up's Serene Silhouettes to create the scene.  As a final touch, I spritzed it with pearl glimmer mist.  In the photos, it just looks a little blotchy but IRL it has a dreamy look to it.

I have a busy card week this week - it's cardmaking at church so I have to put together a whole bunch of kits, it's release week at Sweet 'n Sassy - blog hop and release party on Thursday! - and . . . I have a fun announcement on Wednesday!  Be sure to check back!

  • Stamps: Stampin' Up Serene Silhouettes, Verve New Mercies (sentiment)
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Barely Banana, Basic Black, white
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette, Marigold Morning (light orange), black
  • Accessories: EK Success Border Punch, Tattered Angels Pearl Glimmer Mist, sponges

20 comments:

Judy1223 said...

Kim, this is such a soft, peaceful card...a perfect sympathy card. Good luck with the LIM challenge this week!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

What a wonderful way to add a little colour to a sympathy card! Just gorgeous, Kim! Hugs xxx

Chrissie said...

This card achieves its purpose so elegantly Kim... a beautifully serene card.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Suze Bain said...

A lovely card Kim, great colours and sentiment. x

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous sponging and that sentiment really is lovely. Can't wait to hear your announcement!

Zoë said...

Beautiful card Kim and I have no doubt it will bring the recipient comfort at a difficult time.

Aileen said...

Beautiful peaceful scene. Perfect for the sentiment. x

Mandi said...

Your scene in the panel is just sublime
Stunning card

Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Ginny said...

Such a comforting card - just beautiful!

Jenny said...

Such a beautiful silhouette image Kim, the sponged sky is so tranquil looking :0)
Jenny.

Paula said...

Oh gosh - I can feel another CASE coming on Kim! This is so beautiful and strikes just the right note on a sad occasion. I have pinned this so I can come back to it!!

Susan said...

Beautiful card, Kim! Fabulous colors and great inking!

Hello From Texas said...

Beautiful card Kim. Yellow is a cheerful color and the soft blue on the panel is wonderful. As very soothing and peaceful card.

TFS
Carole

kingstonmama said...

Beautiful card, Kim. I love your colors and wonderful silhouettes. That sentiment is just perfect. Ann Y.

Bonnie said...

I love the way you used these images and the colors! Beautiful and serene. Just perfect for a sympathy card, Kim.

Carla said...

love the birdstamp! great card

Kathyk said...

And I think you've struck the perfect balance with this lovely card

Kathyk

Karen said...

Beautiful card, perfect hugs Karen x

Squirrel said...

Delightfully simple - love it! Happy LIMing!
Rosey x

Viv said...

This is so beautiful Kim, love the stamping and soft colouring esp. :) Viv xx