Sunday, June 6, 2010

Caring Baroque

I recently received some very sad news about one of my old patients of whom I looked after for some 8 years. he has been diagnosed with a very nasty Cancer and his prognosis is not favourable. When I left my old job, he made me a beautiful clock and barometer hanging piece from scratch. It (like him) has not missed a beat.

I saw this card on SCS and thought I could tweak it a little to suit this chap's personality and flair for woodwork. I came up with this...

And here are the close ups of the motif and sentiment.

 I was a little unsure about using the square pearl/gold brad in the centr of this, but I am happy I used it anyhow. I love the 'shadowing' of the River Rocka nd the Soft Suede. It is a very rare card that does not have any Whisper White of Very Vanilla in it. the final step to 'bloke' this up was to distress the edges of the River Rock CS just a little.

Also sorry about the sun glare in some of the pics. I have been playing 'chicken' with the breaks in the rain and finally the sun came out I took my chance and grabbed it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stuff used:
CS: (SU) Soft Suede, River Rock
Ink: (SU) Soft Suede, River Rock
Stamps: (SU) Baroque Motifs, Weathered BGS, Sincere Salutations
Other bits: Distressing tool, Dimensionals, pearl/Gold Square Brad fm stash.

Lynda xx


Melissa Davies said...

Lynda this is a wonderful card, for what seems like a lovely man, its sad that this sort of thing happens let alone to the ones who NEVER deserve it, i am sure he will love it and the fact that you took the time to make it for him!!

Debbie Pamment said...

Sooo sorry to hear about your old patient/friend! But at least he'll know he's made a great friend in you - this is a beautiful card Lynda - LOVE the colours!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I guess that is one of the down sides of nursing ... getting attached to some of your patients! You have done a FAB job with this card, Lynda! Just perfect. I soooo must remind me to use that colour combo for shadowing... it is so lovely! Keep smiling my friend! Hugs Andrea xxx

Kez said...

Great card Lynda, the colours and the design are just perfect. The square brad looks terrific too, really makes the motif "pop". I am sure your ex patient will love it and the sentiment behind it. TFS