Wednesday, March 4, 2009

sympathy and strength for Sherry...

This week's Unity Challenge Wednesday is a special one...dedicated to one of own, Sherry Campbell, and to remembering that life is sometimes much to short. Sherry lost her mother this week, and we wanted to lift her up during this difficult time.

Sherry, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time...I'm praying for peace and comfort for you all, and for the strength to carry on...
I based my card on Amber's sketch challenge for this week. I started with a standard Chocolate Chip A2 card base, and added 1 1/4" x 4" strips of Cosmo Cricket DP. I stamped this sentiment from Something Within onto Kraft card stock, then matted it with Chocolate Chip (with the edges distressed), and then with a scrap of green Bazzill CS. I stamped the butterfly from February's KOTM onto Kraft using Apricot Appeal and Really Rust ink and rock-n-roll technique, and then stamped the flourish from the same stamp over the top of the butterfly. I trimmed it closely and mounted the butterfly over the top, using two layers of foam tape at the ends of the wings, and a glue dot at the center.

Thanks for stopping by today! If you have a chance, head over to Sherry's blog and give her a {{hug}}.

Supplies used:
Paper: Over Easy DP (Cosmo Cricket); Chocolate Chip and Kraft CS (SU!); green textured CS (Bazzill)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Apricot Appeal, and Really Rust (SU!)
Stamps: Something Within, February KOTM (Unity Stamp Company)
Other: foam mounting tape (3M); mini Glue Dots


lori vliegen said...

hi michelle! your card is lovely, and i know that your friend appreciates all of the love and prayers that are being sent with it. i'm sorry to hear of her loss.

Jessy said...

Michelle, your card is just beautiful. Very comforting and thoughtful.

Maria Levine said...

nicely done!

Sherry Campbell said...

This card is just lovely. Thank you so much. I appreciate all the love and support from all of my SCS friends! It really means alot.

Martha said...

its beautiful!
sh ewill love this card.

Jane said...

I think simple is best on these sorts of cards. You did a great job.