This sketch from Cardabilities inspired me to create this card for my Women of Substance series for the maternal line of my family. Over the past months, I would share some history of the women in our family with my 20 year old niece, and we'd view old photographs too. When I saw this sketch for the current sketch challenge at Cardabilities, the muse in me inspired me to create this series. The cards as they are completed will be mailed to my niece and inside each card, I will provide a biography of each of the women. I would love to be at her home when she receives and opens her first card. In today's culture, we rarely post anything anymore, and I hope she finds these cards as gifts.
The background of the card was created with several different papers from the Blue Fern Garden paper collection from Blue Fern Studios. Lots of strips of paper were torn, stamped, gesso'd, and stamped some more with various patterned stamps. I weaved in a few pieces of lace as well.
This first card of the series represents my Grandmother Ruth taken around the age of 15. I used the apothecary jar chipboard from Blue Fern Studios as the "sentiment" element on the sketch and used it as a name plate.
Below are the Blue Fern Garden papers from Blue Fern Studios that I used to create the front of the card.
Thank you Cardabilities for the inspiration!!! I'm already looking forward to more sketch inspiration for my Women of Substance card collection.