Monday, July 14, 2014

Sympathies

     A dear friend just sent me an e-mail to let me know she has lost a fur baby who has graced her life for 14 years.  She and I share a special love for cats although we are each truly animal lovers in general.  I did this simple card which I'll mail to her in the morning.


I took the colors from Meljen's Designs (and the image)
and used a sketch from Digi Sketch, turned 1/4 turn.

  

     The image is colored with ProMarkers and I put far more emphasis on the blues because she loves blue.  The image and mat are cut with dies from Spellbinders.  The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the flowers are also ribbon.  Everything is done with scrap bits, even the ribbons.  The card is only 4" x 4" so it didn't take much in the way of scraps.  Printing the image that small made it a bit more difficult to color -- almost no room for any shading/ highlighting.  Still, I'm pleased with the result.  Couldn't have done it without the ultra-fine nibs on my ProMarkers.  :-D

     Challenges:
Aud Sentiments
Crafting at the Weekend
Crafty Catz
DRS Designs
Glitter n Sparkle
Hiding in My Craft Room
Red Rubber Inspirationals
Treasured Times
Word Art Wednesday

     That's all I have for today.  Will see you again later in the week.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

24 comments:

Avril Ann said...

A lovely card, I had to make one this weekend too, not my favourite kind of card to make, Connie, your friend will treasure this I am sure xxx

Cumbrianlass said...

A very beautiful card N.C.,just perfect for purpose.
Janet xxx

Anne Temple said...

Beautifully done and I know your friend will appreciate it. Love that gauzy background with this image.

Donna Hanley said...

Simply beautiful and full of love. Nice job here Connie.

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

A lovely card for such a sad occasion. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

Linda Simpson said...

Oh my your poor friend she must be devastated. I am sure she will love this gorgeous card.
Hugs
Linda xxx

jimlynn said...

It's always so hard to lose a pet and I know your friend will appreciate this card so much! Very pretty and I love all the blue and that pretty image.
Lynn

Sparkly Engineer said...

A sweet card for a hard moment.

Joann Burton said...

How sad for your friend. This is a lovely sympathy card. Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is a lovely sympathy card and those can be really hard to make. I'm sure your friend will appreciate the personal touch of a handmade card.
Blessing hugs,
Teresa

Janette said...

A lovely condolence card Connie, never the easiest to make I know...
Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

Diane Noble said...

So very, very pretty! Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at Word Art Wednesday this week. We always appreciate inspiring works of art and we are so glad you shared yours with us. May your week be blessed.
Diane Noble (DT-WAW)

Taniaj Scott said...

Beautiful card, so tasteful. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments with anything goes challenge Hugs Tania (DT)xx

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Beautiful sympathy card NanaConnie!!
Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, great to have you on the team!!
Hugs,Sandra

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Loosing a cherished pets ( and all pets should be cherished) leaves a huge hole in our lives. You have sent a wonderful token of your affection. Thank you for posting this wonderful art at Word Art Wednesday.
Blessings, Carole Robb Bisson

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Loosing a cherished pets ( and all pets should be cherished) leaves a huge hole in our lives. You have sent a wonderful token of your affection. Thank you for posting this wonderful art at Word Art Wednesday.
Blessings, Carole Robb Bisson

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Loosing a cherished pets ( and all pets should be cherished) leaves a huge hole in our lives. You have sent a wonderful token of your affection. Thank you for posting this wonderful art at Word Art Wednesday.
Blessings, Carole Robb Bisson

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

So very sorry for your friends loss. I am sure she will cherish this wonderful card you have created! Thank you for joining in my Anything Goes challenge at the Red Rubber Inspirationals blog this week! Lynda - DT Champion Red Rubber Designs

Shelia said...

Your friend will appreciate this sweet sympathy card. Great use of the sketch and awesome color combo. Thanks for sharing with us at DRS Designs.

Dawn Lancaster said...

Thought I'd already left some love on this one but it seems not!
I think it's just perfect for the occasion!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Asha said...

Losing a pet... oh what a nightmare. I'm dreading it. Beautiful card for your friend... she will appreciate this sweet gesture.
hugs, Asha

Gracie CH said...

Aww how sweet of you to make your friend a sympathy card. Oh our pets are truly missed and I am a cat lover too, so I understand. Your design is perfect for the occasion and so lovely. I'm so glad you joined us this week at Hiding in my Craft Room! I hope you can join us again soon.

Graciellie
HIMCR DT
gracielliedesign blogspot com

HandmadebyTLC said...

Simple and Elegant all at the same time! Lovely! Thanks for joining us at the Treasured Times Challenge! Best of luck!
Hugs,
Tammy Louise

Jody @Treasured Times Stamps said...

Your card is beautiful! Thank you for participating in our challenge over at Treasured Times!