And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Peaceful Sympathy

Hello friends!  Today I am sharing several cards on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog and thought I would share one of them here. 

Creative Nugget:  A stencil mono printing technique found  on Karen Dunbrook's Blog was used as the inspiration for the background in the left corner.  Oxide inks were applied to the back of a stencil, spritzed with water and pressed onto a heavy piece of card stock.  Several prints, each getting a little lighter, were obtained by continuing to spritz and press onto different pieces of card stock.  More colors were added by turning the stencil slightly as each layer was added.  The same Oxide Ink colors used for the mono printing were applied to my craft mat and spritzed with water.  The craft mat was then used as a stamp pad to apply ink to a peony stamp which was used to randomly stamp another piece of card stock.  A sentiment was very lightly stamped over the flowers to finish the background.  The inks on the craft mat also became a paint palette for watercoloring the focal image.  The sympathy greeting was white embossed on a cut vellum banner and stitched to the card.  The design of the card came from Freshly Made Sketches.

These stamp sets from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps were used for the card above:

This card will be submitted for the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Cathy

6 comments:

Shona Chambers said...

I'm a Golden Retriever owner too and our older one passed away a year ago, miss him dearly. Bella is a very white colour and only 4yrs old, so will hopefully be with us for a long time to come! I love the monochromatic colour of your card and the main flower is so beautifully coloured. I'm so glad you joined us at TIME OUT!!

Monika Reeck said...

I love your coloring the flower
looks like a real one
and the stamped flower as BG is cool love that monochrom color too
sweet beautifully made
Many thanks for playing along with us at ATSM this time
hugs
Monika (DT)

Loose Stiches said...

Beautiful card, love the image and design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Love To Craft! Hope to see you again!
Sherry x - DT for Love To Craft
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads – My personal Blog

Karren said...

Beautiful card with such a fabulous background! Your central image is colored so well! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Nonni said...

Very beautiful! I love how you used the same flower image for the background and for your focal point. Wonderful colors and details here! Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!

craftysahmiam said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely sympathy card with us at Love To Craft :)