Wednesday, September 20, 2017

With Sympathy

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a sympathy card that I sent to a dear friend.

The background is a flat wash of soft blue.  To add a little bit of interest, I splattered with water and then used a paper towel to remove the water and ink (ghosting).

I stamped a flower sprig and watercoloured with Stampin' Up! inks using a water brush.  Then framed the image with a simple white border.


This is for the CAS Mix Up September Challenge - Watercolour Wash.  I followed one of the videos on the challenge blog to create the flat wash.


There's still a few days left before the challenge closes.  Hope you'll join us.






Stamps:  Penny Black; Sentiment from Bouquet of Thanks (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Black Archival (Ranger); Blue watercolour paint (?); Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant (Stampin' Up)
Accessories & Tools:  1" flat brush, water brush, white gel pen, Square Nestabilities (Spellbinder)

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up September Challenge - Watercolour Wash

19 comments:

  1. A perfect card for such a sad occasion lovely floral image

    Anne

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  2. Such a beautiful card for the occasion. The flat colour wash and the colouring of the flowers are so pretty x

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  3. lovely card Loll! the blue and purple are so pretty together.

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  4. You never disappoint, Loll! Love the beautiful painting on this and I'm fascinated that you splattered the water and did get any on your blossoms. What gorgeous colors and a beautiful card!

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  5. That is my perfect idea of a sympathy card. I love the cool colours (I never think hot colours are appropriate), the simple sentiment, the way you've added a frame for a bit of un-fussy interest.

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  6. Your watercolour wash is so soft and pretty for your beautifully coloured flowers. Such a wonderful CAS design for a sympathy card. Your friend will be appreciative of your thoughtfulness. TFS Loll. Hugs..

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  7. This is beautiful...... I love the splattering in the background. Sympathy cards are never easy but you've nailed it with this one xx

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  8. I love the contrast between the flowers and the washed background! A beautiful and serene card, my friend!

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  9. The color wash and frame are gorgeous accents to your lovely flowers.

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  10. Lovely card. The flowers look great against the background.[Bunny]

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  11. A very pretty card Loll, and I do love your background treatment.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  12. Beautiful, you make it sound so easy.

    Faith
    x

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  13. This is SOOOO pretty Loll! Just love the soft blue washed background and the lovely purple flowers...a BEAUTIFUL combination! Love the simple white frame too! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

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  14. Soft and lovely, Loll ... a beautiful colour palette and so perfect for a sympathy card. Hugs, Anita :)

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  15. Beautiful, Loll! A wonderful card that will surely bring comfort to the recipient. Thank you for sharing. Hugs!

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  16. Stamping after the wash would be easier than around the flowers but I didn't know how that would work. Obviously it works well because this is lovely, Loll.

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  17. How pretty and soothing - perfect for the sad occasion!

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  18. Beautiful CAS card. It is a great message to the community with someone who has lost someone close to you. Dark purple flowers can symbolize a loss, a very moving card. Splatter in the background adds lightness to the card.
    BożenA xoxo

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  19. beautiful colour combo and perfect for the occasion.

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