Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Perfect Sentiment Challenge: Sympathy Inspiration

Happy 2nd week of 2012!  I hope you find inspiration to play along with us at Perfect Sentiment. Our challenge is being sponsored by Shelly's Images with the winner receiving one digital image of choice.

This week our challenge is to create a card with a sentiment of sympathy.  The twist is to use the photo below as inspiration.



As I looked at the photo a few things stood out to me:  icy blue, pure white, and trees.  I have tree stamps but the day I planned to start my card, in the mail, I received a RAK, the stamp I used below which I have now been told is over 15 years old.  It is a wood-mounted stamp from Era Graphics with a small label on one end that reads "She Who Joy".   
Immediately, I knew this stamp would be used to represent the tree.  Her arms up the branches.  "Joy" also represents my thoughts on death ~ celebrate the life.  And, as I so often do, link my inspiration to a music video.  The imagery in One Republic's "Good Life" with an upbeat tempo, arms up, and the trees cemented my choice.

One Republic ~ Good Life

For more inspiration check out the other design team creations: 

   Sami   ~   Abby   ~   Jan   ~ Jessica   ~ Maggie ~   Sarah   

January Guest Designers
Ashley   ~   Karen   ~   Tabitha

C'mon!  Play with us at Perfect Sentiment!

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Wake up each and every day and choose happiness.

Products used:
BazzillBasicsPaper perfectly Pleated - Lily White
Sizzix embossing folder - Swirls
Stampin' Up cardstock, Sizzix Big Shot Textured Impressions - Northern Flurry, Bigz Top Note
Stash - Unknown bling, ribbon, and vellum
Stazon Ink - Jet Black
Stickles - Frosted Lace
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam - Grand Tetons
Verve sentiment - Beautiful You (Set of 13)
Zip Dry Paper Glue

12 comments:

Jeremy and Samantha said...

Beautiful image and embossing. I just love how it all came together.

Sarah Bennett said...

Wow Sassy- it's so great how you put so much thought into your cards. And the reflection of the inspiration photo really shows- great job on the challenge!

jan farnworth said...

wonderful card sassy you did a wonderful job on this challenge.

Margaret said...

I love your take on the challenge Sassy. Such a cute image. Looks like you could use it for a variety of themes. Great job.

Especially_For_You said...

I love the frosty look this card has! It's beautiful. :) It would also be a perfect entry for the machine-embossing challenge happening at my blog this week.

Ashley
http://especiallymade.blogspot.com

KarenC Inspired said...

love your thoughts on death. It is sad for those left behind-but joyful for the one leaving. Great stamp. I immediately "got it".

Beckie said...

Super pretty. Thanks for playing along at ME4Y.

Be blessed, Beckie

Jessica Pascarella said...

I think that stamp is perfect! Thanks for sharing your card with us!

scrapqueen141 said...

Great card! Thank you for joining us at Made Especially For You!
http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/

mom2five said...

Beautiful card. It goes beautifully with the photo

Tabitha said...

Wow! What great inspiration from the stamp. Well done.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is so sweet and pretty, and I love your blog look!