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Still AddINKtive Challenges # 4 - Sketch and Colour

Hi there and welcome to addINKtive designs.  Over at still addINKtive challenges we have a beautiful sketch and colour challenge for you.

S.A. # 4 - Sketch and Colour

I spent the first week of the Summer holidays designing the sketches and I'm quite pleased with how this one turned out and very glad that Kathy has taken charge of all the colour combinations.  We have a great line up in store for you over the next few months. 

I really LOVE blue and brown together and was pretty happy with Kathy's choice this week -


s.a. # 4
 




It's my first week back at work after the summer holiday break and I didn't have a lot of time to spend on this card, so kept pretty close to the sketch.


The Paper Players have a challenge to make a Sympathy card and I made this for a fellow stamping friend who recently lost her daughter.  


It's a great idea to have sympathy cards in your stash as they are not the easiest cards to make when you need to.

Here's My Project Recipe:
Stamp Set:  Thoughts and Prayers
Ink:  Early Espresso
Card Stock:  Bashful Blue, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon (retired), Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Top Note Die, Dimensionals, Basic Pearls, Subtles DSP, Punches - Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Large Oval, Scallop Oval


Thanks for stopping by,


Comments

Mae's Cachet said…
This a beautiful and elegant sympathy card and I agree it is handy to have a couple in your stash as they are hard to make when required. Love the colour combination. I have to go up North in a couple of weeks so hopefully I might be able to find time to catch up for a coffee and chat, will inbox you! ♥
Nance Leedy said…
Bronwyn, this is gorgeous-ness! What a fantastic sketch and I love the way you've used the branch stamp with the punched flowers! So many fabulous details...delighted that you joined us this week at The Paper Players!
Such an absolutely gorgeous card Bron!
WOW it's perfect for such an occasion, soft and pretty!
Smiles Sharnee :)
H2 :) said…
Beautiful, elegant & tranquil... A perfect condolence card. Fabulous sketch too, Bron - thank you! :)
Susan Joyce said…
Gorgeous card Bron, so soft and pretty, love every detail.
Unknown said…
So sorry about your friend's loss. And I agree about sympathy cards - I think they are difficult to make. But
I am sure your friend loved your beautiful card. Everything about it says, "I care".
Ulrike said…
Wow, what a wonderful card. So nice. Very nice colours.
I think such a card I need to tinker times. Your blog is very nice. Compliment! You show really very beautiful creations.
Best wishes from Germany Ulrike
Brian King said…
Gorgeous, Bronwyn! I absolutely love the layers and textures in your card. The colors are stunning. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players this week.
LeAnne said…
Gorgeous card, Bronwyn....very elegant colors and the embossing adds such a nice touch! Thanks for participating in our Paper Players sympathy challenge this week!
Nice card Bronwyn. I always like using that punch for the little elegant flowers. Such a nice addition!
Absolutely stunning! Great challenge elements! Hugs xxx
Your card is very beautiful Bronwyn. I love those little flowers hanging down from the branch. You've used the sketch and colours perfectly.
Anne Marie Hile said…
Bronwyn! Oh my goodness is this ever gorgeous! I love the soft colors and the texture and dimension are awesome. Very pretty! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :) Big hugs
scrappy geri said…
hello!
this is such a lovely sympathy card! well done! the combo is sooo soft and fits perfectly with the occasion.
;)

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