Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Life continues....

thanks once again, for all of the lovely comments left here over the past few days...  They have helped me to continue with my life....

I spent some time crafting yesterday on my extra day off.  First off, I saw this amazing sketch on the Penny Black Saturday Challenge blog.  I don't have a lot of Penny Black stamps but had a set which I hadn't stamped ~ Enjoy Life~



Lots of different stamps used. Two Hero Arts, one Inkadinkado and two Penny Blacks (both from the same set)
HA stamps ~ Design Fabric cling stamped in Pumice Stone on the watercoloured paper and Envelope Pattern stamped in Brilliance Twilight onto the pink card. ( Such a wonderful subtle background) The Inkadinkado flourish is also stamped in the Brilliance ink. The birds and sentiment are from Penny Black Enjoy Life. I coloured them with Faber Castell pencils and Gamsol and distressed the background with Faded Jeans distress ink. The flowers I made using two tones of purple paint chips and two Spellbinders dies. The leaves die is from Sizzix. So quite a mixture of bits and pieces used.  This was my "Happy Card"

Then I worked on a card to send to Sue R's family.  I wanted something simple but heartfelt.  I made a sheet of alcohol ink in soft colours... and then overstamped part with Musical background in black.

Sympathy Hearts


I punched hearts out of the plain and stamped portions and alternated them onto a cream textured background and added the sentiment by Stampit. 

I am looking forward to hubby getting home tomorrow.  It has been a hard few days.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope your week is going well

12 comments:

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful cards, Dawn. I'm sure that stamping and creating them helped you through a difficult week. I especially love the "heartfelt" card for Sue's family.
Take care...

paula said...

Dawn I am so sorry that you had to go through this week alone :(. Your cards are just stunning & I think your heartfelt card is perfect & will be appreciated very much xoxoxoxo

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful cards. Love the beautiful birds and the colors are fantastic. The hearts are a lovely way of showing your thoughts during the difficult time. Hugs. Sue

Lin said...

Such beautiful cards, Dawn, and I'm so glad you had these to help work out your feelings of grief. Both beautifully done!

Barb said...

I'm glad to hear your hubby will be home soon, Dawn. Both cards are so beautiful! Take care, my friend and sending you another hug!

Nancy said...

Dear Dawn...I'm sorry you have had so much loss in such a short time. My heart is truly hurting for you, my sweet friend. I love that you are making beautiful cards to help you deal with your sorrow and channel your feelings into something positive. You are always in my prayers and especially now...
bless you.

Jacqueline said...

Both beautiful cards Dawn! Take care.

Sue said...

Hang in there Dawn, you will feel better soon, keep making these wonderful cards, they are your healing therapy.
Smiles:)

Tiffany said...

Both are really beautiful cards, I, too, like to combine many different stamp companies together for one finished look! It's good to have crafty friends, near and far, to help each other out through these difficult times.

Michele Gross said...

I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Your card is wonderful. Simple and lovely. I hope you'll take comfort in remembering all the wonderful things she added to your life :)

Deirdre said...

Beautiful cards Dawn. Hugs to you from across the miles.

Heather Maria said...

These are two very beautiful cards, Dawn! Your colouring and flowers are wonderful on the first one! I love the soft and dreamy look of the second one - a perfect sympathy card!