Sunday, June 8, 2014

The Fault in our Stars

It's Virtual Stamp Night weekend at SCS, and one of the challenges was to do a card inspired by a book. Since I just finished a re-read of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, which I wanted to do before going to see the movie, that book was fresh in my mind and a perfect choice for this challenge.
 Briefly, the book is about two teens who meet in a cancer support group. They are both fans of a reclusive author who lives in Amsterdam, and one of the teens uses his "Make-a-Wish" to get them a trip to Holland so they can beet the author. At that point, he gives the girl a bouquet of orange tulips as a hint.  So I made this card with a bouquet of orange tulips.
While the book may sound depressing, it's not -- it does have sad moments, but it has hilarious moments as well. So, the sentiment "Live as if everything is a miracle" seemed appropriate.
For this card, I used Feeling Sketchy Sketch 91, but I angled the strips to leave lots of room to draw attention to my lovely sentiment.
Any paper with color is a snippet; I chose two oranges plus an orange print; the orange plaid turned out to be a brilliant idea when I realized I could use a little contrasting blue to make the whole thing a little less "aggressively orange" (which is how I think Hazel, the heroine, describes that bought of tulips).

I have not seen the movie yet -- if you have, what did you think of it?

I would like to enter the card in these challenges:

Pixie's Snippet Playground #128 -- use snippets
Feeling Sketchy #91 -- sketch
Word Art Wednesday #135  -- anything goes
Papertake Weekly -- anything goes
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge 106 -- anything goes
Sister Act  #60 -- anything goes

9 comments:

  1. This is so pretty. Great job on it...great coloring and paper selections.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Feeling Sketchy.

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  2. Gorgeous card. Great layout, colours and pretty image. Thanks for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps.

    Nikki

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  3. Pretty card..love the story behind it too, thanks for sharing at LOves Rubberstamps,
    Hugs Blankina

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  4. Hi Sandy

    Good to see you playing again in the Playground and I do love your card. Those tulips are fabulous and the oranges you used for the colouring and backing look gorgeous.

    hugs, Di xx

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  5. Very pretty image and the design is lovely too!

    The book sounds good too.

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  6. Lovely take on our Feeling Sketchy sketch- thanks for playing along :-)

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  7. What a gorgeous card Sandy - beautifully coloured. I love how you have made it, following your book reading. I must also read the book before seeing the movie.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Feeling Sketchy.
    Debi-DT Co-ordinator@FS

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  8. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Feeling Sketchy

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  9. Lovely card thanks for joining in. ~ Michelle FS DT

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