Sunday, March 27, 2011

With sympathy...

My dear friend Brenda lost her mother-in-law a short time ago. As you can imagine, it's been a rough and emotional time for her whole family. I wanted to send her a little card to let her know that I was thinking of her and her husband at this awful time. I have a really difficult time with sympathy cards, though. In the end, I decided to use one of my favorite Sweet Pea images from Ching Chou Kiuk. Okay,'s true. Sweet Pea images are one of my new obsessions, so I think my faves list is a bit long, but still....

I colored the image with copics and attempted another multi-fold card. I have a very, very difficult time with measuring, scoring, and folding, despite owning the appropriate tools for doing all of that. I must be getting better with practice, though (or so I tell myself), because it seems to be getting easier and the folds seem to be lining up better. Woot woot!

Here are two pictures of how the card looks when it's opened:

And here's the copics I used. This image doesn't call for many:

I plan to enter this card in the Sweet Pea Dream challenge, which is to make a card for spring. I think the flowers, colors, and little bird qualify this one. I hope so, anyway! I'd also like to enter it in the Color Create challenge to use pastels.

Now it's back to doing the laundry. I finally pulled my spring clothes down out of the attic and I've been washing, washing, washing all day. I don't know how that can be, when I didn't have that many clothes, but it sure feels like a never-ending job. Happy Sunday, everyone. And Bren, you know I'm still sending prayers and hugs your way, girl. Love you!


Brenda said...

Gina, thank you so much for your kindness. Your card is absolutely amazing!! This fold is perfect!! I am planning on stealing it!! Love you back!

normajeanr50 said...

Gina your card is lovely. Your girlfriend is going to enjoy receiving it, and I think it is a real winner in the Sweet Pea Dream contest. Best of luck to you and sympathy to your friend.

Sara I. said...

What an amazing sympathy card Gina!! LOVE your papers and your coloring - the image is too perfect for this. I'm so sorry for your friend's loss and will keep them all in my prayers.

Liz's creative corner said...

This is beautiful, really lovely for the occasion and a fab design,
thanks for joining us at colour create, hugs Liz xx

KymKreates said...

Your creation is a masterpiece!!

Thanks for joining us at In A Sweet Pea Dream!
DT Sweet Pea

Janiel/ janny said...

hugs, Janiel