Thursday, 24 July 2014

Sympathy Blues

I began my card last night before I knew we were about to be hit with another family emergency which has kept me a little preoccupied ever since. I have come home now, while my husband takes my place, and instead of sleeping, as I am supposed to be doing, I thought I would finish my card. I have attempted a very simple, monochromatic sympathy card, as I do seem to need them rather too frequently, and just as often, the recipient is a male.
I used an acrylic block 'stamped' into the ink pad, sprayed with water to make the textured sky in Soft Sky, Pool Party and  Lost Lagoon. The ribbon is also the silky smooth Lost Lagoon. And what about the everlasting Stampin' Up stamp set, Lovely As A Tree? It is a classic, which I hope remains in the catalogue for a long time more.

It so happens that The Paper Players have suggested a monochromatic theme, and as my favourite colour is blue, I've totally gone with the colours in the sample picture. It could have been shades of green, yellow or beige to brown, but for me, it had to be blues. In fact, it is lucky that I was beaten to using feathers by a couple of other entrants, as I rather like that idea too. LOL, not very original am I?

And CAS on Sunday challenged us to make a sympathy card, which as I mentioned before are so often needed at short notice.



  1. This card is stunning! So simple and yet so dramatic! I think it's my favorite from the challenge! Beautifully done. I pray you'll stop needing this particular sentiment. Thanks for playing with the Paper Players!

  2. This is gorgeous, Rachel! I love the watercolor look you achieved with the acrylic blocks--just beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at The Paper Players!

  3. Just beautiful! I love this stamp set, too, and love your watercolor background technique. The blues you used are so pretty. Thanks for playing along with my challenge this week at The Paper Players, Rachel!

  4. Gorgeous! Love! Thanks for playing with us at CAS on Sunday!


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