Friendship Is A Sheltering Tree

by Joanne James1. July 2015 09:30

It's Wednesday and today I have a card for this week's challenge over at Less is More. I always follow this great challenge site, although don't always find time to enter as often as I'd like (and even when I do things don't always go to plan - my attempt for last week's stencilling challenge was something of a disaster and ended up in the dustbin!) This week these lovely ladies have a sketch challenge though and never one to turn down a good sketch, this week's attempt was much more successful. Here's the sketch:

And here's my card:

 

I actually made this card to send to a friend who has been having a tough time of it recently and needed to know that it's ok to 'offload' once in a while - that's what friends are for. I so love this sentiment and it was the perfect message. I stamped the tree in a combination of Crumb Cake and Wild Wasabi with a sprinkle of purple flowers beneath it. I did add a border layer to my image and sentiment panels in Perfect Plum, but I was careful to leave my image uncluttered and as much 'white space' as possible around the panels to retain the clean and simple feel. The sentiment is one long stamp, but I split it here and inked the first word in a different colour, for emphasis and simply to fit it on the panel. I even remembered to add a little envelope decoration too - bonus!

I hope you like today's card; don't forget to check out this week's extended range of Wednesday Weekly Deals and the updated Clearance Rack - find full details on my earlier post here. I will be back tomorrow with my card for this week's new challenge over at create with Connie and Mary. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

 

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Sarah
SarahUnited Kingdom
7/1/2015 3:34:45 PM #

A beautiful image and colour choice Joanne and a great take on the sketch this week.
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
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anne
anneUnited Kingdom
7/3/2015 6:28:52 AM #

Soft colours and a lovely combination of stamps Joanne, what a tranquil card
Thanks for joining us this week
Anne
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Kathyk
KathykUnited Kingdom
7/3/2015 10:17:00 AM #

FAB make and love the font of your sentiment

Kathyk

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Anita Bowden
Anita BowdenUnited Kingdom
7/4/2015 6:18:23 AM #

Great creation, Joanne.  Such a lovely soft colour combo and the plum frames just bring it all together.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
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