Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sympathy card

Into everyone's life some rain must fall, sometimes. This is the kind of card I am not fond of making. I went into my room to make the card and then decided I really needed to put some stuff away first - you know the procrastination routine?! So I was cleaning and putting things where they belonged and while I was about that, I looked through my stash of colored images. This Tilda couldn't have been more perfect for the card. It just about put itself together!! I bought some - actually a lot - of the new My mind's eye papers and knew the second I looked at Tilda that I had papers to go with her!! This is a really unusual card for me to make since there are no stickles and no paper flowers and the ribbon is so tiny!! I did recently buy a gold pen and used it to make little dashed lines around everything - thought it classed it up a bit. I used two spellbinder's dies and my cuttlebug. I find that I don't use my cricut much anymore. I used to use it a lot before I started coloring. This card had to fit in a standard type of envelope as the recipient is not aware that I make cards. So it is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. That is pretty small. I am not usually so confined. And here are the copics I used: BG01, BG05, BG09, Y17, YG63, YG67, E00, E11, E35, E37, E53, R20, W1, C3, C9.  I used Tim Holtz' distress inks, scattered straw and antique linen, around the edges of my cutouts. I also put Tilda on dimensionals. That's about it for this one. Hope you enjoy it as I hope she gives a little comfort to our friend. Hugs to you all! Thank you all so very much for the nice comments! I do really appreciate them. Sometimes I am in a really grumpy mood lately and find how much a nice word lifts me up. I am sure that is true of all of us. Barb F

22 comments:

Angélique said...

You're absolutely right these are not the cards you like to make the most, but when you make them like you did... I think it's a real lovely one for people who need it.
You absolutely did a great job!

Lisette Morris said...

This is lovely. These are not the easiest cards to make. Love the image you used and the blues.

Karen's Fun Blog said...

This is very nice...perfect with the sentiment.

Barb Hardeman said...

How appropriate for a sympathy card. Your coloring is so pretty and the papers are wonderful! We all wish we didn't have to make these kind of cards...but when we do, who better to turn to than sweet Tilda.
Hugs,
Barb

cabio's craft corner said...

Pretty card and beautiful colored Tilda. I know what you mean being difficult on making this card :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Linda said...

Wow this is so very pretty!!!! You sure know how to colour!!!! Excellent work!!!!

Beth said...

Beautiful card, Barb! Your coloring is so pretty, and the papers you've chosen are a perfect match! Have a great week!

ScrappySandie said...

Lovely card, Barb. Tilda is perfect for this card! And you've colored her so nicely...and the DP matches beautifully! Great job!

Eulanda said...

OH I just LOVE these colors together and thanks for sharing!! I have just been given this pad of paper and wasn`t sure how I was going to make it work but you`ve inspired me! I really like this card and think you did a fabulous job with making it simple yet classy. Hugs!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautifully put together- love the coloring. I love the pretty colored paper you used, and the sentiment with the flowers and doodles is perfect.

Candy said...

Sympathy cards are so difficult to make.
You have done a wonderful job with this one!
You have coloured Tilda beautifully.
Hugs, Candy

LINDA W. said...

Such a nice card for for someone
it's not a easy one to make...yours turned out great.
hugs Linda

cathylynn said...

Wonderful card with great coloring.
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Pam said...

Turned out great, Love the coloring. And what a perfect match.
pam

Swr4him said...

I saw in one of your posts that you use Staples cardstock. Can you identify it a little more? Love your coloring.

Kelly Neis said...

Your card is comforting in the colors and how soft they are. You did a wonderful job.

Mickel said...

a very beautiful card. thank you for sharing.

Cricket said...

This is beautiful!

Sandy said...

A sympathy card is hard - you have done a beautiful job with this.
Sandy

Christina C. said...

You did an outstanding job on your sympathy card....beautifully colored Tilda! Love your papers as well!

Rene said...

You are right...this image and these papers are perfect! And your coloring is amazing!
Rene :D

Norma said...

Barbara, it's a beautiful card. I have making symphathy cards too. Never know what to say. I love this Tilda image you've chosen--she's one of my favorites. Love the colour combo and your beautiful colouring. Love the clean look also.
Hugs,
Norma