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:

Susan said...

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

Stamps and Paper said...

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

Anne

Karen B said...

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

Karen x

lostinpaper said...

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

Jacquie said...

Beautiful card Loll, love the background, so soft.

Love & Hugs

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

Brenda said...

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

Kristie Goulet said...

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!

Just 4 Challenges said...

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

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

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

Barb Ghig said...

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

Deepti said...

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

Anita in France said...

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 :)

Lee-Anne said...

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

KackaD said...

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