Sunday, April 8, 2012

Flowers For A Loved One

Aloha y'all!  I have made another card.  It's my first sympathy card (that I can remember at least).  I made this card for a family member who has lost someone dear to them.  I wasn't really intending on making a card when I started, my mom started coloring the image and I just took it from her.  (She said as she smiles guiltily.)
Any who, the flowers started out pink and I decided they would look better if they gradually turned into white.  I distressed the background papers a lot to try to get that mourning look.  I didn't want the colors to be to bright because that just doesn't seem like something that would show my sympathy.

For this card, I used:
An Image from Stitchy Bear Stamps'
Whisper Strokes and Stampin' Up Water Color Markers
Darice Ribbon
Papers from The Paper Company and my mom's Box O' Scraps
Distress Ink by Ranger
Stampin' Up Metal Embellishments

The design for the card came from a sketch provided by~ Sketches by Carly #53

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Purple Frog #38 - Let's Get Distressed
Inspire Me Fridays #53 - Anything Goes
Wags 'n Whiskers #76 - Say It With Flowers
Fairy Tale #38 - Anything Goes
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes

I hope y'all liked my card!

Thanks for visiting!

Till next time

~Stay Beautiful~


Robin said...

This picture doesn't do the card any justice at all. It is so beautiful. I'm very blessed to have such a talented daughter. I love you.

Susie Little said...

Wow Gorgeous work! Thank you for playing along at The Crafty Purple Frog! Good Luck xx

Paige said...

So very pretty! So happy you joined us this week at Party Time Tuesdays!

cotnob said...

This is a lovely sympathy card, I'm sure it will bring comfort to the recipient.
Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge.

Patti P. said...

Alicia, your card is beautiful and the flowers and the way you colored them is fabulous. I am sure they were very pleased to receive such a show of sympathy from you and I am so happy to see your card entered at Sugar Creek Hollow for all of us to enjoy.
please come back....
Patti SCH/DT

Dawn Mercedes said...

Fabulous flowers! We're glad you came to the Tueday Party this sure to attend out party next week!

Julie said...

Beautiful card. Love your take on Carly's sketch.

Kelly L said...

Loved your story about snitching this from your mother. It is colored so beautifully, and perfect for this sketch. Thaks so much for joining us at Sketches by Carly this week! :) Kelly

Cec said...

Lovely card. Your colouring of the lilies is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

PokSa said...

Beautiful card.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra

Cheryl First said...

Super card! Love the coloring of the image! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug for our Anything Goes Challenge!
Cheryl First
DT Member for Bugaboo Stamps

Kate said...

Girl are you sure your only 14. Your coloring is amazing. I can see you are taking after you Mom and Aunts.

Sweet Fairy said...

Great card. Super design. I like the colors and those flowers are so cute. Also love the CAS style design like Plastic cards which make the card POP. Thanks for sharing.

adam lobo said...

hello Alicia, love your work love to use it at Plastic card Printing .