And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Bridge of Hope

Happy Saturday to you!  Hope you've had a wonderful week and are able to enjoy the last remaining days of summer!  Soon the hustle and bustle of a new school year will begin, or has begun for some of you. This will be my second year of retirement from teaching, and it still seems funny not having to get a classroom ready!  On Monday, the first day of school for children in our district, all the retired teachers will have breakfast together and wave to the school buses as they go by!  :)  In honor of school beginning, I made this card for a challenge on Splitcoaststampers..."No Stamping!"...only cardboard stickers, Washi Tape, and papers!

Now...on to the new sketch at The Sweet Stop!  A friend at church lost her mother after a long illness this week.   I needed a sympathy card for her, so naturally the Sweet Stop Sketch provided the perfect inspiration.  I did need to change the orientation of the sketch to accommodate the image.

Creative Nugget:  Bridge of Hope, a clear stamp set released two months ago by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, was the perfect set to use for my sympathy card.  The serene bridge scene was colored with copic markers, cut with an oval Nestie, and mounted to a scalloped oval Nestie.  The other panels of the sketch were made with a combination of patterned papers by My Mind's Eye and FabScraps mounted on True Black or Vintage Cream.  I can't seem to put my Sew Mini away lately, so stitching was added to three of the layers.  The sentiment was stamped on a Tim Holtz Tattered Banner Die, run through the Big Shot with the Canvas Impression Plate, sponged, and attached to the card.  Some gingham ribbon was also sponged with distress ink and added to finish the card.  I hope and pray this card will bring some comfort to my friend.

I have a Christmas version for you this week!

If you love woking with layers, you will love the sketch this week. Don't forget to check out the other Sugar Babies for more fabulous inspiration.

Sugar Babies

                Chrissy Dickinson

Thanks so much for stopping by...Hope you'll be able to join us this week.  As always, we look forward to seeing your fabulous creations!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Bridge of Hope (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Walnut Stain and Broken China Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Vintage Cream, True Black (PTI), Neenah Solar White (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Sunshine DP (My Mind's Eye), Classic Collection Paper Pad (FabScraps)
Accessories: Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties (Spellbinders), Tattered Banners Die (Tim Holtz), Canvas Impression Plate (PTI), Sew Mini (Janome), Gingham Ribbon (SU!), Signo White Gel Pen, Copic Markers BG0000, 53, 72, 75;  G21, 24, 46;  Y11, 15, 35;  E31, 35, 37;  C3, 5, 7, 9


nwilliams6 said...

These are fabulous! That bridge of hope card is breathtaking - I love it!!! Hugz!

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous job with the sketch & Bridge of Hope set!

Shannon White said...

Wowie Miss Cathy! These are all Fabulous cards! Love your fun No Stamping Back to School card! and your Coloring on your sympathy card is just Amazing! So hard to make these types of card and I know your's is sure to bring comfort.. Your Christmas card is Darling! Love the Sweet image and Terrific dp's and cute little tiny tag too! 8-)

Hope you have a Super Weekend Lady! 8-)


Stacy Morgan said...

These are all wonderful. The back to school is super cute. Your bridge is gorgeous, I have that one on my list as I am still trying to use the ones I just bought. ha! You have been busy stamping girlie, enjoy!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Cathy. Your washi tape card looks awesome. Pretty colors and neat design. Your sketch cards are so pretty. The bridge image is so pretty and the coloring is amazing. Love the stitching.

Janice M said...

Fabulous cards Cathy!! You rocked that no stamps card and i LOVE your coloring on the other 2 cards. Hope you had a nice breakfast and enjoyed watching the buses pass by! LOL My youngest heads back tomorrow well actually today as it is quite late now! Enjoy your week my friend! :0)

Chrissy D said...

Wonderful designs. I always LOVE seeing what you create!! Thanks for sharing and have a BLESSED weekend! (sorry I am so late lately!!! )