Saturday, July 9, 2011

With Sympathy


Good Morning Everyone.  The card I'm sharing today my Mom asked me to make for a friend of her's who recently lost a loved one.  I think everyone will agree that Sympathy cards are the hardest cards to create.  I don't often see colored images used for Sympathy cards but those are the only type of stamps that I have to work with.  So going through my stamps I chose to use Juliet in the field of nasturtiums by Sarah Kay.  And to give the image and papers a more somber feeling I distressed the edges and then inked everything (including the lace) with Vintage Photo distressing ink.




 The Sugar Babies have some gorgeous sketch samples to share with you this week!! Please be sure to stop by and check them out.  


                                                      Korin Sutherland
                                                     Shannon White
                                                   Cathy McCauley



Thanks so much for stopping by!!

20 comments:

~Jeri~ said...

Wendy I think you captured 'sympathy' wonderfully in this card. I can see this little girl sitting in a flower bed and thinking about times with her passed love one. Very touching! Your moms friend will appreciate it and love it!

Arlene said...

What a beautiful card. Wonderful coloring and colors. Perfect.

Mary J said...

Wow, just gorgeus Wendy! Your colouring gets better every time I visit here - if that is possible!!

Amanda R said...

I agree Wendy, hate doing sympathy cards but this is lovely. Great coloring and can't wait to try that sketch.

Paula said...

Lovely aged look to this & very right for the Sympathy theme - well done & good to see something outside the normal. It just gives the right mixture of thoughfulness - I can imagine her sitting talking to God about someone who is no longer here......... there's a peace somehow.
Much love
Paula (PEP)

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Wendy!

This is such a pretty image for a card like this,very nice! Your coloring is gorgeous, I'm sure it made someone smile and that's exactly what it had to do! Very nice!

Hugs, Wendy

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a pretty card Wendy. That image is so sweet and the coloring is amazing! Love the clouds and the sparkle!

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Oh Wendy, this is so gorgeous! I hate making sympathy cards, they are just so difficult. This image works perfectly for one though. Love the inking you did, too!

Kristel said...

That is a beautiful card Wendy! Really devine!
Hugs Kristel

gobeagirl said...

Hi Wendy. This is just beautiful. I really love how you have put it together and the colors that you have used are just so soft, so sweet and just simply beautiful. I am sure your Mom is pleased with your card and whomever she gives it to will be very grateful as well. Well done! I really do love this card. Hugs, Lisa G

gobeagirl said...

Hi Wendy. This is just beautiful. I really love how you have put it together and the colors that you have used are just so soft, so sweet and just simply beautiful. I am sure your Mom is pleased with your card and whomever she gives it to will be very grateful as well. Well done! I really do love this card. Hugs, Lisa G

CraftinGranny said...

Wendy this is such a totally gorgeous creation and so beautifully colored. I love this image! "Hugs" Carol

Merlie said...

Gorgeous card, Wendy!! Just love your colouring.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Wendy this is so very beautiful, that image is stunning especially with your wonderful colouring, the papers and design all look superb.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Crystal said...

I definitely agree with you Sympathy card are so difficult! I love this though, it's so beautifully coloured & I LOVE the distressing. Hope you and your family are doing well and enjoying the summer!

Cathymac said...

Wow Wendy! Your coloring on this adorable image is exquisite! The distressing and the image are perfect for a sympathy card which is sure to bring comfort to the recipient!

Janice M said...

Wendy this is Gorgeous, your coloring is amazing!

Shelby Goolsby said...

Beautiful card Wendy!! I love the distressing and it is such a thoughtful sympathy card, it will mean a lot to them. Hugs, Shelby

Brandie said...

This card is just so beautiful!! I truly love it. Great details.

Tracy V. said...

Sympathy cards are always hard for me, this came out beautiful. The image is perfect and love the colors!

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