Tuesday, June 2, 2015

MC June/15 - Magnolias - Deepest Sympathy

I love magnolias... so found some images I could use as inspiration, altered them in my photo editing program and then cut with my electronic cutter.

I acquired the scrapbook papers at my Guild's meeting, one pack I won and one pack was being given away... surprisingly enough, I really liked the designs inside the patterned cardstock and can see myself using it. (DCWV - Elegant wedding & black solid core textured cardstock) plus I traded with another Guild friend for some of his white pack...

After cutting the outline element, which I colored with a black marker, I cut the under layer and dry brush painted it with QOR watercolors, then with my finger applied a layer of Viva "Holo Iridescent" glitter liner. Gave it a nice glittery look.

I die cut the branch (Sizzix Tim's Bigz "Branch Tree" die), colored direct to paper with Distress "Gathered Twigs" then all over with "Black Soot".

Side folded my white card (5"x 7"), layered a piece of the black textured cardstock and then  the grey toned floral paper. Adhered my tree branch and then flowers. Stamped the sentiment "With Deepest Sympathy" using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.

On the inside: Stamped the "Remembering You" - Garden Bench 4pce set" (Quietfire Design) with the black onyx. Stamped the flower (Flourishes "Magnolias" set") with the black and colored with Prisma colored pencils. Repeatedly stamped the leaf border using Distress "Forest Moss".

And fits for these challenges:
The Paper Shelter  #205 flowers 
Simply Create Too  #86 keep it simple 
Pile it On Challenge  #71 focus on coloring
MMM Challenge  #196  inspir image (see below)

Penny's Challenges  #229  anything goes
Simon Says Stamps  anything goes
JW Scrapshack  #90 anything goes
SisterAct Card Challenge  #108 anything goes
Hiding in My Craft Room  #201  anything goes
Craft Your Passion  #264
Loves Rubber Stamps  #154
Paper Take Weekly
TTCRD  #2 - 8


Unknown said...

Beautiful sympathy card beautiful coloured and decorated. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and hope we see you again soon. Good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member xx

Anna said...

Great card!! Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck in the challenge. :)
Hugs Anna

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous piece of art on a card! Just stunning! Thanks for joining us at Sister Act card challenge
Kamila DT

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

A beautiful sympathy card, thank you for sharing with is at TPS - good luck
, Susan x

Virginia L. said...

Love the composition and colors! The subtle colors are perfect for this Sympathy card! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, I am so very sorry I never got by to say how gorgeous your card was last week, a very hectic week, I hope you can forgive me, thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter <3 Pops x x x

Joan said...

What a lovely card - the magnolias are so pretty!!! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday!

LauraEva said...

Beautiful cards---so elegant! Thanks for joining us over on the HIMCR blog this week!

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Very elegant sympathy cards..It is always hard to create these type of cards but even more so, to give them to someone. Lovely images and beautiful design though. :)

Thanks for joining us in our Funday Friday challenge this week!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Tina Campbell said...

Stunning Sympathy cards and the coloring is fantastic :) Thanks for playing along with us this week in our Funday Friday challenge!
Tina DT

Helen said...

Beautiful card and great colouring too.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

Helen (GDT) x

Shanna Shands said...

Love it. Thanks for playing at Loves Rubberstamps!

Deonna B said...

Fantastic Card! These cards are so hard to make. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at TTCRD this week and please come and play again tomorrow for our new "Anything goes" challenge. I also love visitors: ialwayslovetomakecards.blogspot.com

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh these are so beautiful! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

pam said...

Beautiful cards! Always looking for ideas for sympathy cards! Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps!