Kathy is the Card Sketch Queen! She came up with this brilliant, inspiring sketch for this weeks LE and wow, inspiration just oozed from the Design Team! Its a really unusual one but it has so much scope.
This paper on this one is Sassafrass Lass, they make totally gorgeous stuff, DCWV card and ribbon from Little Silver Hat. If you need to stock up on ribbons Liane has a wonderful selection and super fast delivery with free postage, can't say fairer than that can you! The flower is from the QK Sunshine set and *blush* its the first time I've used any of the shapes though Ive had the set since Christmas. The stamp is from a lovely little US company Firefly.
This one is inspried not only by the sketch but also in rather an obscure way by a book I'm reading at the moment. It's set around the first world war and one of the many themes is the Suffragettes. The colours often associated with them were Green, White and Purple. here's a lovely quote that explains the symbolism of the colours.
"Purple as everyone knows is the royal colour. It stands for the royal blood that flows in the veins of every suffragette, the instinct of freedom and dignity...white stands for purity in private and public life...green is the colour of hope and the emblem of spring."
extract from an article by Kenneth Florey
So back to the card! The paper is by Chatter Box Inc, card by DCWV, the big bloom from Sarah's Cards and the little fabric one from Little Cottage Crafts, which I really miss, bring back the shop Tracie. Brad is from Dovecraft and ribbon as before. The stamp is from the same clear set as the peace one, by Hampton Arts and from my nearest craft shop Craftspirations, run by the lovely Gail and just a few miles away. I wish I'd inked the edge of the purple paper to give it a bit of a border but I think I'd aleady gone a bit OTT inking the other one!
Have a crafty and creative day!