Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Thinking of You

For my card I have used the Sweet Pea Stamps image by Rebecca Sinz called "Despair".  It is available as a digital stamp and a rubber stamp.  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers.  I have inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Old Paper distress ink.  I keep my sympathy/thinking of you cards very plain and neutral as I do not think it's a respectful time for lots of colour and embellishments.  It's just a  personal thing I know.

The backing papers are from a Wellington paper pad and my beloved Tim Holtz paper pad which is slowing disappearing.  I have used a Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die and cut some flowers out of a book and coloured half with a Sandstone Promarker and the other half with a Tan Promarkers.  They are then scrunched and a brad added to the centre to hold them together.  I have finished the card off with a die-cut sentiment tag which I have stamped "thinking of you" onto, pearls, crochet lace and some ribbon.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes
Stampin for the Week-end - Anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Dots and/or stripes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - Flower power
Di's Digi Designs - Lots of layers
Paper Make-up - Thinking of you
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Colour me happy
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with option of pink
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/one layer
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper June Challenge - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Incy Wincy - Things with wings
Passion for Promarkers - Rags to riches - my recycled item is the book I've used to make the flowers
Fan-tastic Challenge - Anything goes

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Cathy P. said...

What a cool image, Kym. The name, "Despair" is so clearly communicated in the illustration. Thanks for sharing this with us at Sister Act, Cathy xx

Gloria Embid said...

Thanks Kym for sharing your great card with Brown Sugar Challenge Blog this week.
Kind regards,
DT member at BSCB

Ella's Design said...

Great card, Kym! The image is quite poignant and I love the way you've kept the colours so muted. Fab use of the book pages for your flowers - just perfect for our theme this week at Passion for promarkers! Lisa x

~ginny said...

Elegant and communicates your message Kym! I love your design - the triple mat for your focal image, the printed papers made into flowers, the lace - respectful and beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your project & creativity at our house!
Challenge #75 - ATG / or 'National Pink Day'
~ginny, DT for 613 Ave Create
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Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Love those flowers you have made Kym, they add such a perfect touch to your card. Lovely image as well. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week:)

Sandra van Blaricum said...

It's a beautiful sympathy card, love the colors!
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.

Debbie said...

Awahhh, I just want to hug her! She's so sad. You did her up beautifully! Thanks for joining in the fun at The Corrosive Challenge and good luck!

Tindaloo said...

Beautiful sympathy card, and lovely colors :) Thanks for playing along this time at Creative Fingers! Hope to see you next time too! ♥ Tindaloo

Kat said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at TG this week Kym. I love how you've made the flowers.

Kat x

caroline said...

Great card and image, thank you for joining us at crafting from the heart, good luck
Caroline dt

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Kym, such a fabulous design.
Thank you for joining us at Di's Digi Designs.