I've recently come across The Simple Wife's blog though a friend and have been lost in thoughts and prayer for Joanne and her family ever since reading about her stroke on January 11th. She has two young daughters and a wonderful adoring husband who has been keeping up with her blog and posting updates about Joanne's progress. Their strength and trust in God's will at this time is unwavering, uplifting and beautiful.
Today's card I wanted to dedicate to Joanne. May you have Peace as you wake, Hope in the days ahead and Love surround you always. God Bless!
I started off using the above sketch from Get Sketchy and added the simple color pallet from The Play Date Cafe of black/white with a splash of PURPLE.
I chose Elegant Eggplant as my purple, rolling out a scalloped circle with my SU! Sizzix scallop circle #2, using my Big Shot. After randomly scattering a background of circles from one of the small stamps from Circle Circus in black and one in Elegant Eggplant, I layered two strips of 3/4"X5-1/2" black cardstock, fancied up with a bit of 5/8" White Organza Ribbon, to my canvas. I embossed my bird with Craft Ink and Black Embossing Powder and then punched my little guy out with the 2-1/2" Circle Punch (note: I'm giving one away during Sale-A-Bration!!) I found this lovely little sentiment in my stash of RETIRED SU! rub-ons and it fit perfectly on the 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch. I added a bit of purple bling for added texture and of course the bird was in need of an eye as well.