Thursday, February 21, 2013

Light Tomorrow with Today VLV Sketch 3

I wanted to use the horizontal Plain Jane stamp set with this lovely quote from Elizabeth Barrett Browning: "Light tomorrow with today." To me, it can apply to so many situations. It seems obvious that so many of us work hard in some endeavor, such as getting an education, in order to make life better in the future. But I see more applications, such as raising a family or preparing your home for company. (It could even apply to cleaning up my crafting area!) The work you do today can make tomorrow a better day.

Here's the 3rd sketch for February provided by Viva La Verve on Splitcoast Stampers.

 The Basic Grey "Out of Print" dp that I used for the sentiment looked like the pattern was white washed with white paint, but I lightly sanded the portion that would be stamped so it wouldn't interfere with the sentiment. I really liked using the pink translucent buttons tied with dark green waxy flax where the pattern had hearts. The pink ribbon, flax, and buttons were all from Close To My Heart.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations #29 - Buttons and Bows
Bearly Mine #74 - Lace/Ribbon/ or twine
LEJ DEsigns #41 - Buttons
Stampotique Designers' Challenge #88 - Use Text (newsprint dp under the sentiment)
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #115 - Anything Goes


Marie said...

Such lovely looking card. Love the design and colours. Thanks for playing with us over at the Bearly Mine challenges this week.
Love n hugs

Patricia said...

Vicki, what a great idea to sand your paper for the sentiment. Clever! The embossed background is pretty too. Thanks for joining us at our new blog "Artistic Inspiration Challenges".

Cumbrianlass said...

A very pretty card, I do like your colour combo and the embossed background
Thanks for joining in the lejdesigns Challenge

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Vickie! A marvelous card with the cutest shape buttons, and wonderfully soft ribbon and bow. I especially like the sentiment image by Browning, and the green floral panel looks great! Very pretty card.

crafty-stamper said...

pretty card love the two papers and sentiment,buttons and bows there too-thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
carol DT x

crafty-stamper said...

hi again just to say thanks for adding your very pretty card to the LEJ Designs challenge
Carol DT x

Libby Hickson said...

This is so pretty, love how you put the newsprint under the message, great idea! Thanks so much for playing along with the Stampotique Designers Challenge!

Laurian said...

Very pretty!

Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope we see you again soon!



Jenn said...

Adorable card! Love the colors.

Thank you for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenge! Hope to see you again soon.