Thursday, May 02, 2013

Sympathy Card with Leafy Branch & Raindrops

Hello everyone,

I have a Sympathy card to show today using gorgeous stamps by Designs by Ryn.      Unfortunately there are times when we need cards for sad occasions.    The beautiful & touching quote is from Impression Obsession - C3677 'When Someone'.




The background was created with blue Dylusions inks that were 'mopped up' from another project.   I also blended Dusty Concord Distress ink with the TCW Mini Ringlet stencil.   The Leafy Branch,  the raindrops from the awesome Raindrops set  (set of 4 stamps) & quote were stamped with black Stazon ink.  I added a little watercolour to the raindrops &  highlighted the leaves & drops with a white Pigment pen.


Thanks for your visit & have a great day!
Shirley

37 comments:

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Shirley, WOW gorgeous texture and colour on your card, it's such a beautiful calm card. The quote is lovely. Thank you so much for all your kind and supportive comments, I am a very lucky lady knowing you;-). Hugs Gay xx

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Gery said...

Oh, oh, made the same mistake twice!!!
Oops, I typed something wrong and it became a word that I would never say!!!
Shirley, a beautiful card in great colours.
Love the purple in your background, it brings some depth in it.
The big coloured drops are gorgeous and the highlighting of the leaves makes this card complete, evenso does the beautiful sentiment.
Great artwork.
Groetjes Gery

Anneke said...

Such a nice quote! Love the colors of your card, great background too. The white highlights make such a difference. Beautiful card Shirley!

brenda said...

The stencil effect is great Shirley and the sentiment so very touching. And the white highlighting in the leaves really makes the pop from the card.

B x

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, you pick the loveliest quotes. I find this one to be very touching. Beautiful highlighting job on Leafy Branch. I like how you outlined some leaves with white and colored others in completely. Raindrops Set makes an appropriate addition to the theme as well. Beautiful card :)

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful design and brilliant colors, that is again a really inspiring card.
Hugs Anja

Chris said...

WOW lovely card Shirley, beautiful colours!
Chris

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Wow, a wonderful postcard, Shirley

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Very stylish Shirley...toi toi, Alie

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a beautiful card, a lovely one to send on those occasions. The sentiment is one that is going onto my wish list. It says so much more than the normal " With Sympathy".

Sue x

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a great memory card Shirley, I really love it!!

Greetings
Maria

Bärbel said...

Auch hier bilden die Tropfen einen Blickfang, dazu die schöne Blattumrahmung, das ist toll und sieht aus, als würde man durch die Blattranken hindurchsehen.

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Shirly this is breathtaking work. Love the colors and the combination. Great creation.
lovely greet and big hug
Marja

Karin said...

Shirley this is just fabulous, a very stylish sympathy card and the quote is beautiful too.
Groetjes karin x

Wendy McCarthy said...

What a beautiful card Shirley! Love it. Have a great day, xxxxx

Gerrina said...

If you have to sent a card for that reason, than a card like this one! The sentiment and the combination of stamps and inks are beautiful! Warm greetings, Gerrina

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is the ultimate sympathy card, Shirley. That sentiment is my favorite!!

Donna Ellis said...

I very mystical, lovely, soulful creation, Shirley. Yes, it is sad to make sympathy cards. I am always grateful that my fingers can create on those days, as it is like saying a prayer with my hands. Truly beautiful, Shirley, and very peaceful. hugs, de

Nan G said...

Lovely sentiment. Great depth to your stamping! That's a fab leaf stamp, I will be using it a lot.

Nan G said...

p.s. what white pen do you use? Thanks.

chrissies said...

Wonderful use of the stamps and the colours

chrissie x

Paula (PEP) said...

The combination of colours with the whitework on those leaves is so apt & your white matting just adds a lovely foiled for the pen work too. The sentiment is so thoughtful & I'm totally intrigued by your clever use of 'mopping up scraps' for backgrounds.
Have a super weekend.
Paula (PEP)

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Di said...

This card is absolutely beautiful Shirley. The colours, the stamps and that lovely sentiment ate all perfect for a sympathy card. Di xx

Barbara said...

What a beautiful card, Shirley....just perfect for a sad occasion xx

Ellen said...

Wowza! Had to pin this baby! Love everything about it! It's a perfect day for the garden! Enjoy it!
Big hugs!
Ellen

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Beautiful card Shirley with a great text
Love the stamps and colors you used.
Greetings Janny

Elaine said...

Shirley, this card is beautiful, in one of my most favourite colours. As you say it is sad to make sympathy cards, but this one has such a feeling of tranquility and thoughtfulness. The quote is lovely and the water drops as tears seem so appropriate. As Paula said the matting colours set the design off perfectly. I will look out for that quote stamp. Elaine x

Creations by Shirl said...

Pretty Sympathy card Shirley... your are awesome with these type of cards...

Miranda said...

Hi teamie, a lovely card and great combination of the Ryn stamps and the quote! Great with the use of the mask on the background, warm greet Mirandaxx

Bianca said...

A beautiful Sympathy card. Beautiful colours and the stamps are great.

greetings Bianca

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
This is such a beautiful and peaceful card, it actually almost brought tears to my eyes! I love it! The pretty blues are so nicely done, and the beautiful quote is so fitting! The water drops are the perfect touch! Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing, it is so special!
Warm greetings! Marlene

Sophie said...

Großartig, Shirley,
eine tolle Inspiration für mich.
Trauerkarten mache ich nicht so gerne, weil mir da oft die Idee fehlt.
Deine Karte ist wunderschön.

Liebe Grüße und Umarmung
Sophie xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This one is gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

The drops look like tear drops which is so appropriate for a sympathy card! Beautiful, Shirley!