02 December, 2019

Let your heart soar

With the year slowly coming to an end, I for myself like to look back and see where it has brought me and what lies ahead. And despite feeling pretty close to my old, active self recently, Murphy managed to bring a major shit-just-hit-the-fan moment out of nowhere, making the struggles of the past two years seem like a piece of cake
I guess I'll have to see what comes my way, but I assume it will come with huge changes in life as I know it. I'm still not entirely sure about the extent of the situation, and decided to take a break from worries to create a quick and easy card following the sketch over at Freshly made sketches 
The prominent wavy lines reminded me of a crazy ECG pattern as soon as I saw them, but I thought I'd go with a regular sinus rhythm instead. I printed the waveform from an image I found online, coloured the back of the print with a pencil and drew along the lines to transfer the silhouette on red cardboard. Once that was done, I cut it out and glued it onto a blank card base.
To follow the sketch, I then added a couple of gemstones and a sentiment. I considered printing a "Get well soon" message first, but honestly I had already switched off my printer and didn't feel like setting it up again. Looking for alternatives, I turned to my sticker stash, but I couldn't find the small alphabet stickers that would allow me to create the message from individual letters. 
Instead, I picked "Let your heart soar" for my lead theme. Because when your heart seems to go nuts at the uncertainty that unfolds, there's nothing like the urge for a little bit of normality. 
A little contribution to the December collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.

krafty chicks: ATG with optional twist "monochrome"
613 avenue create: ATG
a bit more time to craft: ATG
brown sugar: ATG
C.R.A.F.T.: inspired by a book (going for the most unusual book inspiration ever, I'll quote my ECG booklet here, or the book of Internal medicine)
crafty cardmakers: no patterned paper
crafty catz: ATG with optional twist "CAS"
creative moments: ATG
freshly made sketches
love to craft: ATG 
pennys papertake: ATG
through the craftroom door: ATG
wortartwednesday: ATG
worldwide open design team challenge: ATG


  1. I just love this card! I haven't been to your blog in a while, so I was happy to see your entry in our challenge! Great CAS design and so imaginative! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    613 Avenue Create Challenge
    A Place To Start Challenge https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com

  2. This is such a clever take on the sketch! What a fabulous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  3. What a wonderfully creative, clever card! I LOVE all that went into it. I'm so glad you got some crafty time to help you. Thanks so much for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week!

  4. A brilliant card Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck
    Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  5. Tudi jaz sem ob skici najprej pomislila na ekg:). Super si jo sestavila!

  6. Love this card - so simple and yet it says so much - all the best for 2020!
    Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Hope to see you again at our next challenge.
    Winnie (DT)

  7. What a fantastic design, so creative! Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week.
    Andrea x
    GDT CRAFT Challenge

  8. lovely and what a great book it is. Quite tricky to be able to fully interpret the ECG readings.

  9. Beautifully simple and elegant!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

  10. Love the card design, simple but beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Judy DT

  11. Your card is very different x

    hugs sally x

  12. Such a great and clever creation! Thank you for joining our "No patterned paper" challenge at the Crafty Cardmakers! Have a lovely week and happy crafting, Maike

  13. Beautiful. Love the sentiment. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

  14. So creative! It's a pleasure to see you at 613 Avenue Create.

  15. This is a great card. Love the idea. Thanks for joining the challenge at Love to Craft Challenge blog.