Greetings to all my visitors from a chilly Antipodean Island - we have had a frost this morning with a cloudy day to follow, so I cannot really see it warming very much.
I spent Sunday afternoon in the studio making some cards to 'have on hand', and unfortunately, some of these need to be sympathy ones. [One of the joys of getting older :-) ]
I started with the challenge from Card Patterns which is a sketch challenge. As I had in mind a sympathy card I decided to go for muted colours, and initially started with a blue base, but after selecting the papers, I changed to a grey base to give the papers some more definition.
The photograph does not show the true colours, the stripped pattern has a more creamy coloured base, but the camera seems to have pulled the pink tones out.
I wanted to use the stamp from the Heartfelt Sympathy set by Our Daily Bread Designs for the centre piece, and chose the cream card not only because it 'fitted' the card, but also I had started to make paper flowers to use on the card,( which I later abandoned as they seemed too bulky), and the cream matched them.
I also had in mind the challenge from Our Daily Bread Designs to use multiple items on the card, based on an acronym of the word flowers, and some of the items needed to be used included lace, flowers, embossing, stitching and an ODBD stamp or something oval eg pearls.....
The stitching was done by piercing the card and then hand stitching using some metallic machine embroidery thread after sticking the lace on using double sided tape - a very easy way to gather lace I must admit.
The flowers were some of a set that I bought ages ago from a local store called the Warehouse (equivalent to Michaels) - they are a pressed fabric of some sort and have quite a bit of dimension, but no clearly defined centre so I added the pale blue half pearls.
After I had finished this card I discovered it could also be entered into a couple of other challenges!! I was also very happy with the card in itself, and was even happier that DH liked it too - he very rarely comments a lot on my work, but was really positive about this card.
I was really excited to see the challenge over at Stamping Sisters In Christ - it is based on Psalm 119 vs 105,
"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."
I love the Word of God and know that I would be lost without it, in all senses of the word, and it truly is a light in my life.
Challenges that I am entering this in are:
Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge #18 F.L.O.W.E.R.
Practical Scrappers Flower challenge
Thank you for visiting and walking through this card making journey with me. May your day be blessed and full of joy.