Friday, April 18, 2008


This card was inspired by Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge. While I believe the pattern on the paper I used is leaves, there is something about it that reminds me of birds, and so for me, it was a good choice to use with this favorite sentiment. Like the patterned paper, the cardstock I used is textured. The sentiment was mounted with foam mounting tape.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy cardstock; White Daisy, Twilight, and Sweet Leaf textured cardstock; K&Company Amy Butler Designer Mat Pad; Sweet Leaf ink pad; Clearly Wordsworth Comfort stamp set; Stampin' Up Whisper White taffeta ribbon; 3M foam mounting tape.

The sentiment, in the event that you cannot read it, says: "Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tunes without the words and never stops - at all."

Last night, what I described as a "funk" was more like despair. There are times when I am troubled, and while I can rationalize the haunting situation in my mind, I am not yet able to resolve it in my heart. Today, it wasn't the alarm that woke me at 5 a.m. but a chorus of birds backed up by an obstreperous flock of geese. It wasn't even light out yet. When daylight came, there was not a cloud to be seen on the horizon. It was a perfect Blue Sky Day, bringing with it a message. The song continues. Every now and again, the volume gets turned down, which only means I need to listen more closely.

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

This is a very pretty and hope-filled card, Kathi!

I'm sorry to hear your heart is so troubled and I hope things get resolved or better soon!

It is not fun to be woken up by the birds, but I am glad the clear blue sky worked its magic on you!

Hope you have a fun, productive weekend!