Thought for the day -

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." Helen Keller

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Good morning! I have a really quick post today and then I am off to work.  Todays card is a sympathy card and I really have a hard time with these cards- not so much fun to make.  This card was made for a former co-worker and his wife.  He retired a year and a half ago due to health issues- his and his wife's.  His wife was diagnosed several years a go with a rare eye condition and is now totally blind.  He has several health issues-diabetes and heart disease, just to name a few.  Their daughter moved in with them a few years ago and she was diagnosed with cancer the day after Christmas.  She passed away last Friday at the age of 36.   My heart just breaks for them.  She was there only child.

I've used the "black magic" technique that was featured this week at SCS- TLC274.  What an awesome technique!! This was so simple to do.  You can find a you tube video tutorial here.
For this card I used the sketch at this weeks Mojo Monday. Great sketch, as always.
Supplies: Bazzil cardstock in black & grey
DP: all dp were scraps and all are from Daisy D's
Sentiment Stamp: KLM Digistamps
Rose stamp- Creative Stamp Kit of the Month
Ribbon from American Crafts and brad from Making Memories
Nestabilities Label for the sentiment

I used white ink, heat dried and then colored with prismacolor pencils.  I then highlighted the rose with my white gel pen.  This is a really fun and quick technique.

Challenges:
Mojo Monday: sketch
Cupcake Craft Challenge: Use black and grey and one other color

Ok off to work- see you tomorrow:) 

2 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh i'm so sorry to hear all this sad news! i will keep them in my prayers!

what a gorgeous card! wow!

Donna said...

Stunning creation, love the use of your plus one colour! Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake :) Donna x