Friday, December 14, 2007

Bloggers Challenge Week 25


The Challenge this week was to create a Sympathy card.

I have had this Pussy Willow image from Sunshine Designs sitting in a drawer for months now and thought it would be a nice subtle image to suit the mood of this card.

Stamping the image on Kraft Paper with Basic Brown Ink, I added some copper highlights to the image and coloured in the blooms with white gel pen. I then sponged over the entire image with Sahara Sand ink to tone down the blooms and add a little depth to the main panel. Using the French Flair stamp with gold encore Ink, I stamped a background on Vanilla Cardstock. Both the main image and the background panel are layered on Baroque Burgundy Cardstock. I wrapped linen thread around a real twig to act as an anchor for my sentiment, which came from the Fancy Flexible Phrases Stamp Set (SU!).

For more Sympathy Card Ideas, Follow the links to my Fellow Challenge Bloggers.

13 comments:

  1. Very pretty Vicki! I have not even started mine yet, and I need two to send out. I am sick yet again. More this year than ever before. YUCK. If I had the sets I would just CASE yours, lol.

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  2. Beatifully muted tones, and I love the twig...very creative

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  3. Very subtle colors...I really like this card! Great job...

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  4. Love the addition of the linen wrapped twig!

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  5. LOVE the twig! What a great touch.

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  6. I love it! Very nice colors!

    Anita Van Hal
    www.anitastamps.com

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  7. Very creative & artsy! Luv it!

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  8. Stunning! I had to keep coming back and looking at all the fine details. Wonderful work.

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  9. What a super choice for your layout and colors! So subtle and rich looking.

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  10. Gorgeous card,that twig is wonderful on there!

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  11. this is beautiful Vicki!! love the soft and serene color combo.

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  12. I love everything about this card - very beautiful and soothing!
    Claudia

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  13. This is so pretty. I love how you incorporated the twig into the design--it fits perfectly with the other images on the card.

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Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I hope you have a wonderful day and I very much appreciate your sweet comments!

*****Vicki*****