Monday, April 14, 2014

Pebbles and Leaf


Hi everyone.  Today I made a sympathy card to send to my ex-sister-in-law and family (my nieces and nephews).  She just lost her dad ... a wonderful man who I met over 35 years ago.  It's a difficult time.

I used today's Muse (#63) card (by Therese Calvrid) as my jumping off point.  I changed the layout slightly by removing the frame and leaving some space at the bottom of my main panel (it is flush with the top of the card).  This seemed to work well with the design, which is a sponged background using a pebbles stencil that I cut with my Cameo.  I die cut the leaf sprig and stamped a design to give it some interest.  Although it may be hard to tell in the photo above, the sentiment banner is curved for added dimension.



Therese's card









Stamps:  BBD3 (Annabelle Stamps); Thoughts of You (Rubber-Art Stamps)
Paper:  110 lb. White (Neenah); Whisper White, Soft Suede (SU!)
Ink:  River Rock, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Soft Suede (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Silhouette Cameo cutting machine, clear plastic sheets, sponges, Leaf Die (Sizzix)



Challenge:
Muse #63


14 comments:

  1. Loll, I love the colours and shading you used to sponge the stencil. It makes a fabulous background for the leaf.

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  2. Another beautifully sponged background Loll and your gorgeous leaf is perfect to show it off

    Anne

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  3. Such a lovely sponged background Loll which shows off your leaf perfectly.

    Karen x

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  4. Such a beautiful card, love those subtle colours in the background and the added stamping on the leaves is perfect!

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  5. Beautiful card Loll, love the background, so soft.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. What a lovely card Loll, I love that soft pebble background with those fabulous colors. Soft and subdued but striking. Love the leaf die too. Sorry you had to make a sympathy card, but it is such a pretty one that gives the sense of peace. Hugs

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  7. Very pretty card, Loll! I love the background and the texture on the leaf sprig. Sorry to hear about your need for this card. Hugs!

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  8. Beautiful card Loll-I love your pebble background and the leaf stands out perfectly against it ;)
    Nessa xx

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  9. So pretty in these natural colours! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week, Loll!

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  10. Gorgeous take on Therese' card, Loll! Love the softness of your background and beautiful neutral color palette...such a lovely sympathy card!

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  11. Oh my goodness this is such a beauty, lovely Colors and a perfect design :)

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  12. So beautiful, Loll ... the background colours are so soft and serene ... such a lovely backdrop for the dimensional leaves. Just a perfect sympathy card! Anita :)

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  13. I love that background, Loll...simply gorgeous design! Such wonderful soothing colors.

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  14. So beautiful card, I really like it. Background is super!

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