Friday, April 29, 2016

Grace and peace

My Son in laws mother lost her sister to cancer and I wanted to send her a card.  I found these little coloring messages at our Base Exchange, it was the last set and they have encouraging sentiments and some bible verses, I thought this one was a good verse.

These cards are made out of a very heavy cardstock, almost a board feel to them, the surface seemed a little slick to me, so I don't know how watercolor would do but my Specturm Noir alcohol markers worked fine. They measure 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches. You can't see it in these pictures but I put a bit of glitter pen on the wings and center of the flowers.  I added the die cut around it, thought it gave a garden feel to it.

Creative Expressions -- to calm and inspire images, colored w/markers
Spellbinder -- Lattice Rectangle die
Martha Stewart -- Swirling lace border punch
Recollections -- Iridescent rhinestones
Wink of stella-- clear glitter pen

We went to a lake near by and were able to take some pictures of Geese and their babies yesterday, I haven't had a chance yet to download them, hopefully I got some good pictures, if I did I will share them next time.

Hope you all have a wonderful, fun and creative weekend,
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,



Heidi Stamps said...

Very pretty sympathy card. I like how well that Martha Stewart punch goes with that die. I agree that is a nice verse for a sympathy card too. TFS!

Oliva Ohlson said...

Lovely card Connie! I love your coloring technique. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Linda Walker said...

This sympathy card is so pretty and the verse is lovely. You do such nice work and send out the prettiest cards!xo

Donna Ellis said...

Your outing yesterday sounds lovely and relaxing, Connie! I'm sorry to hear about your son-in-law's aunt passing away. Your card is sure to bring solace and thoughtful encouragement/support during this very sad time for her. Thanks for sharing how you made it! hugs, de

Daniela said...

I'm so sorry for being so late with my comments, my darling Connie, I'm truly overwelmed by work during this period of the year, believe me !

Your good heart is always so heartwarming to me, sweetie !

Hope you're enjoying your day, I'm wishing you much love for your weekend to come,
sending blessings to you across the many miles


Lowcarb team member said...

My condolences to all. That is a very nice sympathy card.

Look forward to seeing your photo's of the Geese and their babies next time.

All the best Jan

Debbie said...

i like these smaller ones, i have colored several and am very happy with the results. i do, however, like your coloring better and have picked up some ideas (shading)!!!

so sad this cancer thing, it is a beautiful sympathy card!!!!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Connie, The card you designed will be a comfort. Such a pretty and peaceful design for a sympathy card and your creativity is beautiful. Sounds like you enjoyed a nice time at the lake. Have a great weekend. Blessings xo

Donna Phelan said...

So sorry to hear of his loss. BUT, this beautiful card of yours will surely bring them comfort. These are difficult to make, yet probably one of the most important cards to create. This is GORGEOUS!!!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, dear Connie, I'm so sorry to learn of the loss of your SIL's mother's sister (I'm assuming his aunt). It's such an awful disease that strikes so many. This is a gorgeous card, and it will surely bring her comfort and will touch her knowing you made it just for her. Your design is beautiful, and I love this Scripture verse. Beautiful coloring for your butterflies and flowers! Looking forward to more photos of your visit to the lake! Hugs, sweet friend, and enjoy your weekend!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, Connie, this is an absolutely lovely card for a very sad occasion. Such a pretty image and colored so well with your markers. I'll be looking forward to your geese photos.

Janice said...

Your card is beautiful and perfect for the sad occasion. I love the MS punch you have used, it makes such a dainty border. It's not one I've seen before here in the UK.

Shoregirl said...

I love the blue and yellow together! Feels so warm and sunny!