Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches: Silhouette Sympathy

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and it was my turn to design it!


When I put this sketch together, I knew exactly what I was going to do.  It was supposed to be a birthday card with one of the crazy cats by Tim Holtz sitting on a piece of balloon-patterned paper looking at the birthday sentiment.  I could see it perfectly in my mind's eye.  After trying multiple cats from the stamp set and multiple papers and multiple sentiments, I gave up trying to convert my mental image to paper.  

But I think the failure was meant to be.  In the midst of my attempts, one of my co-workers lost her mother and I needed a sympathy card. This card came together in minutes and I think it's just right.  

FMS 270 Sympathy

I hope you enjoy the sketch and I look forward to seeing what you create!

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The patterned paper is older - I found one place to link to but it may not be there long!



18 comments:

Happy Dance said...

Beautiful sympathy card, Kim. I have bits and bobs of this pad of paper left, and it has been one of my favorites. Those yellows and blues, combined with a little black are perfect here. I'm sure your co-worker will appreciate this lovely and comforting card very much. It's beautiful. Bev

Linda Callahan said...

Glad I am not the only one who comes up with an idea and then just can't seem to make it work right! But this is beautiful! Love the diecut against the yellow! Love your sketch this week!

Lisa Lara said...

oh I love how you used the die and designer paper Kim. Beautiful .

Cathy said...

Beautiful card, love the silhouette against that pretty dp, Cathy x

Karren said...

This is such a beautiful sympathy card and perfect for the theme as it's not too over-stated, nor is it dreary. I just love your sketch - so many ideas floating round my head for it!

Lisa Elton said...

I think it's just right too Kim, very pretty!

Amy O said...

That paper is so pretty! And I love this die paired with it. A beautiful sympathy card, Kim! Fun sketch!

Jen Timko said...

I would have thoug that this was exactly what you had in mind. And I'm with Linda....glad it isn't only me that does that. This is really lovely. Sorry you needed it but I'm sure it will be very appreciated.

Brent Scheffer said...

The flower background in the large rectangle really makes the silhouette flowers stand out! Superb!

Jen Brum said...

As sad as it is to need sympathy cards, this card is absolutely gorgeous! I love those silhouette flowers. That patterned paper is gorgeous too! What a great combination! Love it!

Marisa said...

Gorgeous!!

Jen Mitchell said...

This is a beautiful sympathy card. I often think of yellows and grays for that sort of card and I love how you've created a beautiful silhouette against the pretty patterned paper.

I look forward to seeing the card with the cat some day. Now that he's in your head he might come out when he's good and ready!

Cécile RIBON said...

This is a perfect sympathy card! So elegant and delicate! Love those grey silhouettes against the pretty DSP.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh so beautiful! I love the elegant silhouette you've used - just gorgeous Kim!

Merry Makewell said...

I tend to shy away from yellows, but you've used it beautifully here.

Michele Boyer said...

So pretty! I think I need to add that silhouette die to my next TE order.

Cindy Hall said...

Isn't that so strange how that works? You really did turn lemons into lemonade in your craft room! Your final card is completely amazing. It's so gorgeous and serene with that pretty DSP and flower silhouette. Beautiful design and fantastic sketch!

Karen Howard said...

Hi Kim, your sympathy card is absolutely gorgeous! I was inspired to CASE your card to make a pet themed memorial thank you card for Sending Paw Prints.

Sending Paw Prints supports our furry friends by collecting blank pet themed thank you handmade cards and donating them to animal shelters and rescue groups for them to write heartfelt thank you messages to donors, foster parents and volunteers.

Occasionally animal shelters and rescue groups receive donations made “in memory of” or “in honor of” a pet, loved one, family member or friend. For this occasion they like to send a blank pet themed memorial handmade card with a thank you sentiment or no sentiment.

http://sendingpawprints.blogspot.com/

Thank you for the inspiration!

Hugs, Karen