Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Kathy's Little Extra Sketch

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!

Rhi x


Gillian Hamilton said...

Oh you are so clever, two wonderful takes on the sketch.. I esp love the second one.. all that 'white' space as they call it.. FAB!

Lythan said...

Gorgeous again Rhi! I love those suffragette colours and all the inking on t'other
BTW I need some more wedding news!!

Kathy said...

These are just fab Rhi - I love the way the same basic sketch looks so different on each of them.
Both are just gorgeous

Janine said...

oh i like these. The sufferegate inspired colured card is beautiful. I have often combined purple and green but never added white. Might have to give that a go.

Kate said...

Beautiful work Rhi. I may HAVE to have a go at this. It's such a simple sketch but it works so well and it could work for any occasion. Well done. Beautiful as usual. :-)

Paula said...

Beautiful designs,Rhi.
I plan a few more using this sketch when time permit
There you go changing your photo again, trying to confuse fuddled old me!!!

Eleni said...

What a pretty card! :D