Thursday, May 10, 2018

Keep Climbing

A friend at church lost his sister unexpectedly, and I wanted to do a calming card and he also loves the outdoors.  I took this stamp and to make it go the whole length of the card I stamped again on the sides with just the tree portions of the stamp, all with Grey ink.  Sponged in the sky and then matted it onto black paper and added it to some pattern paper that looked like sky to me.

Our Daily Bread design- Keep Climbing stamped Multiple times to extend the scene
Home made cloud stencil for sky
Ms. Sparkle & co. - Watercolor Pad
Taylored Expressions - Care & Comfort II sentiment stamp

It is so funny that we were below normal temps for so long, had about a week of nice temps and now we are above normal and will be reaching 90's on the weekend, talk about topsy turvy weather. 
But I am all excited that my Romaine Lettuce is coming up, hoping it won't wilt in this heat.

Thanks so much for taking the time out to stop by today and say Hi, Love hearing from you!



Lowcarb team member said...

Such a thoughtful card.

Your temperatures sound high!
Hope your romaine lettuce does well.

Enjoy the rest of your week and have a lovely weekend.

All the best Jan

Bev Polen - Guneaux Designs said...

Connie, what a gorgeous and thoughtful sympathy card! I wish your friend well! Hugs!

Debbie said...

a sad event to have to prepare a card for but you did a great job. i like the subtle tones of the picture, the thought behind an outdoors picture for him. you put so much thought into your cards connie, the sentiment is beautiful also, including his family!!

i am excited to hear about your garden, my plants are still indoors but i will be planting everything this weekend. i am so excited!! i should plant romaine, my favorite lettuce...and if you grow it yourself, you don't have to worry about germs and insecticides!!!

ChristineCreations said...

You definitely captured the look you were going for, it’s so serene and elegant Connie!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

A very thoughtful card, Connie. Sorry to hear of your friend's loss. A good friend of mine just lost her brother and right after the service, an eagle flew overhead. My friend felt it was a sign, as her brother was a retired military officer. Glad you are getting some warmer weather for your garden! Hugs xo Karen

Kim said...

Your lovely card is indeed a restful and beautifully, thoughtful card, Connie. It will warm his sorrowful heart. How nice the weather is finally warming up for you. It won't be long till you are eating that produce of yours.

Esther Asbury said...

Absolutely perfect sympathy card! I love the way you extended the scene by stamping your image off the side!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Connie, this is really pretty. I thought I recognized the stamp as one I would like, but you made me think twice because of how seamlessly you extended it. The sky is very nice too.

Yes, we are having some hot weather today and tomorrow but then Sunday it will be a high of 52, or something! You just can’t get used to the abrupt changes!

Donna Phelan said...

Oooh that is warm weather! This card is so serene and wil surely bring comfort to the family! It's lovely!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Hi Connie,
Your card is so perfect~ beautiful and calm; very soothing~
Wishing you a blessed week-end <3 Hugs, karen o

Darlene said...

Your card is perfect and beautiful Connie! I'm sure it will bring great comfort!

Beth Norman said...

A perfect card for such a sad occasion. Nice that you found sky DP.

Birgit said...

Your card is just perfect Connie, and I'm sure it will bring your friend much comfort. Such a sad occasion but beautifully done.

Leslie Miller said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Connie! Your idea to stamp in gray and extend the scene is brilliant. I can't imagine it any other way now. So lovely. And your clouds are very realistic. Beautiful sentiment. I'm really loving this card! The weather is weird all over, it seems. Ours can't make up its mind, either, but our temps stay moderate.

Janice said...

A perfect card for your friend. The scene you’ve created looks fabulous stamped in grey.