Monday, June 7, 2010

Farewell dear friend......

It was with great sadness that we learn yesterday morning that my hubby's best mate passed away....  I am so glad that hubby got to spend some time this past week with him.  He was in intensive care in Auckland but on Saturday was transferred back to his local hospital in Levin.  At least he was home ( sort of anyway)  We will travel down on Wednesday for his funeral on Thursday and then back home on Friday.  It is an 6-7 hour trip down to Levin by car.

I quickly managed to get a sympathy card made for his partner and his brother and sister and the families.

I saw a card by Terry on Flickr   and it was my inspiration for this.  I stamped the Silhouette Grass onto wheat coloured card and embossed it in clear EP.  I then used a number of distress inks and sponged them over, finishing with Aged Mahogany.  I edged the top and bottom of with a gold marker.  I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of the wheat card in the Aged Mahogany and added brads to secure it.  Finished with a little dragonfly stamped in Aged Mahogany onto gold vellum and secured with a glue dot.
( a big thanks to Hero Arts who tweeted the card on Flickr- much appreciated)

Today we had our friends Michael and Yvonne round for lunch to finalise some of the plans for England.  Michael heads over in about 2 weeks - and as he is the chief organiser of the canal boat trip we needed to get everything organised.    After they left I managed to put together the card I started yesterday.  I've done a pile of watercolour backgrounds using Joy's technique... this one used one of the shell stamps from Hero Arts 
Used two colours of the distress inks on my craft sheet and stamped the shells all over the background.  Then stamped the shells onto white card and cut out and matted with black.  Sentiment is embossed - it's from a set by Sullivan's - made in Australia. The base card is a lovely olive green.  I had to take the photo in my window ledge as we have had rain and more rain all weekend... I waited for a break to get the photo taken but it was too wet to go outside.  Tonight poor hubby had to go out into the torrential rain as a drain has block - water from the two downpipes out the back were overflowing as it is blocked somewhere under the house.... calling a plumber tomorrow!!!!

Well thanks all for stopping by... take care and hope you all have a great week.

8 comments:

Deirdre said...

Dawn, sorry to hear about your friend's passing.

Rain here too this weekend. Hopefully will improve - it's suppose to be our summer! Safe travels this week. Adore your cards - they are stunners.

Monika Reeck said...

Dear Dawn
so sorry to hear about your friends passing...
Lovely simpathy card Dawn...hope you have a save travel...the card number two is adorable...hugs..Monika

Anne said...

Hi, Dawn. Sorry to hear of your loss. It is hard to lose a best friend! Thinking of you and yours!

Nancy said...

It seems you've been saying goodbye to dear friends more than your fair share lately. I'm so sorry you've lost another friend. Your creativity certainly hasn't suffered though, your cards are extraordinary. The watercolor background is so lovely with the shell.
I pray you will have safe travels in the days ahead and a wonderful vacation!
blessings to you dear friend,
nancy

Vanessa said...

I am sorry you lost a dear friend, Dawn! Your cards are beautiful, I love them both! I hope you'll have a fabulous vacation!

Barb said...

I'm so sorry about the loss of your friend Dawn! Both of your cards are so beautiful in their own way! The background on the grass one is gorgeous! I love the shells too! Great stamp to use for the technique. Take care of yourself and have a wonderful trip! :)

AnitaRex said...

Dawn I love your sympathy card. I am sorry that you had to make it though. I think it's my favorite card of yours. Congrats on your tweet, I was so happy for you when I saw it!

Suzanne C said...

So sorry about your friend. The card is lovely and sure to be appreciated. Lovely shell card. I have those and struggle to create anything with them and you made such a beautiful card. HOpe your drain situation got sorted out.