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Archive for January 19th, 2009

Beautiful But Difficult

On Christmas Eve our parish priest had the very sad news to announce the death of a  young lady in our parish.  She was a beautiful, single woman of 27 years.  She had not shown up for a gathering and numerous calls went unanswered . A friend found that she had died in her sleep. 

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  I wanted to make a card that could hold some of the delicate features of her as well as the beauty of her young life.  This card needed to embody the femininity of her and not dwell totally on the sadness at hand, but rather the life that she envisioned.  So I set about to do such a tall task.  It wasn’t as easy as I thought.  I fiddled with elements until I felt they were right.  Here is the result of my fiddling ….a card that I think she would love.sympathy-for-tiffanyb4-a2

Her faith was so strong and I felt that this image from Flourishes Easter Blessings would be a perfect tribute.    The card is not so remorse, showing her belief in resurrection, somber and veiled with the designer paper and sheer ribbons.  The sentiment is from Flourishes Thinking of You.  I love to use two sets on a card and this card shows the versatility that we strive for in our images.  The card is comprised of several elements, dotted swiss vellim made with my Cuttlebug folders and blended with this beautiful lace looking Memory Box paper.  The focal image itself speaks volumes.  The sentinment is beautiful and blends, pulling all the elements together with the softness of the sheer ribbon bow.  The card almost demanded small pearls as a final touch. 

The image was watercolored and stamped with Versamark onto water color paper, embossed with fine detail gold embossing powder, and then colored with water color crayons and my Aqua Painter.

Here is a close up of the detail for you to see.    I kept the coloring dainty and feminine using a light washsympathy-for-tiffany-watercoloring-up-close-a1 of almost amethyst on the background.  The flowers are painted in a mixture of Pale Pink and Rose Red.  I used a very light hand washing the watercolor paper to keep it moist so that my colors would flow.

Supplies:

Flourishes Stamps:  Easter Blessings, Thinking of You

Inks: Versamark-Detail Gold Embossing Powder

Aqua painter, Water color crayons, Painty pen in gold

Papers: Almost Amethyst, Chocolate Chip, Water color paper Memory Box designer paper.

Accessories: Pale Pink sheer Ribbon and Kaiser Flat Back Pearls all from Flourishes.  Edge punch from Marvy

Viola!  I am please with this card and think if meets the criteria I had established for the card.

Thanks for stopping in my corner of “Creative License” at the Atelier.  I hope that your visit will have something for you to take with you.

My wish for you is that you day be filled with blessings and that your mojo be overflowing.

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