Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sadness flies away on the wings of time


I have a sympathy card today to share and I really wish it was a different card but I needed one.  I am a person who cannot bring myself to make these ahead for my stash. I guess in my silly way I feel like it's willing something to happen or just flat out unpleasant to think about because it's a painful time.

When I need something such as a sympathy card, I usually rely heavily on finding inspiration either through current or past challenges to give me a jumping off point because it's just not something I like to make, but at the same time, I want the person to know I made a card for them rather than run to Hallmark.

Having rambled enough, I used the Colors from The Play Date Cafe and sketch from Skipping Stones Designs.
I have to be honest when I saw the colors Thursday at The Play Date Cafe I couldn't imagine what I would come up with. Ironically when I realized I needed a sympathy card, I ended up going back to those colors.
The colors for the week are here:
I just realized in the photograph you can not see the wings bent upward as if to take flight, but I found this fitting for such an occasion.  I added a mini clothespin and added some tiny soft pearls to the front.
The stamps I used were Skipping Stones Designs: Healing Wings, and background stamps: Grunge, and Timeless Textures

I have no expectations with either of these challenges, but just needed a source of inspiration to get me started. It's really hard when you know you have a friend out there going through a lot of pain.
Thanks for allowing me to blog and share my creativity. I have always said it's a source of comfort and therapy for me and this time it's no exception. 
Stamps:  Skipping Stones: Timeless Textures, Grunge and Healing Wings
Paper: CS: Stampin' UP!, Bazzill 
Ink: Stampin' UP! and Momento
Other: Die: PTI, Buttons: DeNami Designs, mini clothes pin: Hobby Lobby,  Pearls: Michaels


Sue Lelli said...

Tammy, I just LOVE your butterfly with the clothespin body and the added pearls! These details just make your card SOAR! FAB sympathy card!

Emily Keaton said...

So beautiful, Tammy, and perfect for a sympathy card. :)

Stella said...

A sympathy cards in "deep"colors. They are giving this card a warm look and i know for sure it will bring comfort to the recipeint.
Gorgeous Tammy; beautiful details!

Theresa said...

Beautiful card!

Berni Cuttino said...

Tammy, beautiful card with a lovely sentiment.

Karen B. said...

A sad time indeed when you have to make one of these, but wow, your card is beautiful! So full of fabulous color and texture. Thanks too, for playing along with the SSD sketch challenge.

jo ( said...

Beautiful card and I'm sure whomever receives it will find great joy! I always find it hard to make sympathy cards too but I think those are the ones that are most cherished.

Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Skipping Stones Design!


Colleen Dietrich said...

Such a pretty butterfly, Tammy! I love the blinged-up clothespin body. :) What a sweet touch.

I'm sorry you needed to make a card like this. I know what you mean, and I don't often make sympathy cards for that reason either.

(my fingers are feeling pretty good today, after resting them a day and a half)

So glad to see you play with us at The Cafe!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Beautiful card.

Tan's Hobbies said...

Love your creation of sympathy card, Tammy! The butterfly is brilliant =P Love the sentiment, as well.

Jen W. said...

Sorry you needed a sympathy card and I know what you mean about making them ahead of time - seems like bad luck. This is gorgeous though and I'm sure your friend will really appreciate you taking the time for her.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Gorgeous card! Love how you combined the colors! ;o)

Jinny Newlin said...

So pretty, Tammy! LOVE that mini clothespin, butterfly body! So sweet! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

wendyp said...

Beautiful job! Love the way you used the clothes pin for the butterfly body! Thanks for playing along with Skipping Stones Designs Sketch Challenge!

Jingle said...

This is VERY pretty! Thanks so much for joining us over at SSD this week!

Shannan Teubner said...

Beautiful card...I love all the details you added! Thanks for playing along with the SSD Sketch Challenge this week!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! What a fun card--love all the layers and I LOVE the clothes pin center for the butterfly! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)