Friday, 15 January 2016

CTS155 - Thinking of You


This is my card for this week's CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge:



There are some people at our church who are going through sickness and loss, and so this week I made some sympathy/thinking of you cards to send and to have on hand.

This card puts a feminine twist on the very graphic sketch inspiration. I am trying to sort through my old clear stamps (I used to store them by theme rather than by manufacturer) and identify the manufacturer where I can. I am convinced that these pretty flowers came from a wedding (cake?) set that PTI put out, but I can't find it anywhere. ETA: (Piece of Cake) However, by cutting the little groupings apart, they create a pretty floral cascade.

For the sentiment I combined Stampin' Up's Crazy About You and a retired Technique Tuesday 'you'. I quite like how they work together.

I used 2 of my Avery Elle Double-Pierced Rectangles to create the interest around the edges.

ETA (Jan 25): Woohoo! Picked as a favourite!

35 comments:

Deepti said...

Oh so pretty! This is a winner :)

Suchi said...

This card is sooo pretty!!! Beautiful take on the sketch! :)
Suchi xx

Marion said...

So pretty. I love how you have a gradient of colour :)

Maxine D said...

Ardyth this is gorgeous - love the cascade of flowers and your interpretation of the sketch.
Blessings
Maxine

Debbie L said...

loving the waterfall flower effect - beautiful

Jen W. said...

Sorry to hear that you're in need of these kinds of cards but I'm sure they'll be greatly appreciated. I love the flower colours and the way you used the dies.

My Paper Cat said...

Absolutely beautiful. Well done

Lynn said...

The movement on your card is fantastic!

I Card Everyone said...

Just simply fabulous ... these companies do play so well together, Ardyth ... and I love having you play cards with us at CTS!!!
=]

sandie said...

This is such a lovely and inspiring take on the sketch. I adore how you have gradually changed the colours as they cascade down. Have a fun weekend x

donna mikasa said...

A floral cascade--genius!

!neke said...

It is a beauty !
Ineke XXX

Tanis Scott said...

Great colous and I love the texture added with the double rectangles.

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful card Ardyth!

Marybeth said...

I love that you stamped the split with flowers! Beautiful Ardyth!

Chriss Blagrave said...

So much goodness with this card, Ardyth! Love the cascading florals and colours, famine take on the sketch and the mix of fonts is yum! Love it all ❤️

Cat Craig said...

Beautiful cards Ardyth. The cascade of blooms is gorgeous and uplifting.

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful card Ardyth!

TK said...

What a gorgeous rainbow of beautiful flowers!

Michelle said...

Beautiful card, Ardyth. I'm sure it will be appreciated.

Happy Dance said...

Whoever gets this card will surely appreciate it. It's really lovely, and I love the ombre cascading flowers. That 'you' really fits with the first part of your sentiment. LOVE those double pierced frames. Very pretty card, my friend. Love it. Bev

Linda Callahan said...

Simply beautiful!

Hannelie said...

Stunning! Just so beautiful to look at! So glad you joined Case this sketch this week!

Jen Mitchell said...

What a beautiful take on the sketch. I love that cascade of flowers.

Sherrie M. said...

Stunning Ardyth! Love this!

Geri said...

Beautiful cascade of pretty colored flowers - love the bold sentiment!

... a bit behind in commenting. Eric had a small surgery so I have been busy with 'nurse mommy' duties these past few days.

Bobby said...

Love the cascade of flowers and the pierced rectangles add great texture. I need to remember to do that once in a while on a CAS card to add interest.

Jacquie Southas said...

Beautiful card, Ardyth!

Christy Q said...

Such a gorgeous card, Ardyth! Your bright colors jumped out at me from the linky - such a great interpretation of the sketch. The cards will definitely bring cheer to those suffering from loss or sickness.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is beautiful! I love your fabulous take on the sketch!

Kelly Griglione said...

Gorgeous! All the piercings make it look so feminine and I love how you used the second mat. It's interesting how using both mats together make it look not so busy.

Michelle said...

Beautiful colors and detail..... love how you've used the Piece of Cake florals (one of my PTI favs)!

Chrissy Larson said...

This is totally awesome, Ardyth!! LOVE!!

Anita in France said...

So very pretty, Ardyth ... the lovely graduated colours in your floral cascade are gorgeous ... there's a wonderful sense of warm hope about them ... perfect with that fab sentiment! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Deidre said...

I was admiring this on IG :) Lovely and well worth the recognition!