Thursday, March 15, 2012

In Memory Of.....

Hi all.....
Sadly last week I lost a dear friend who left behind a mammoth legacy. She died at the age of 84, survived by her 13 (she had 15 in all) children, 36 grandchildren and 4 great grand children. Her funeral was put together by herself prior to her passing (which was sooooooo her) and it was magical.

Over the years I had made her many things....mainly in tones of her favourite So it was only fitting that the card I gave to her family reflected that too. Here is her card.....

I struggled with the way I wanted to lay this out. I wanted the blue to pop and initially I had no matting....just the rose sitting on dimensionals....but is was very flat. The rose was coloured on Vanilla CS with blender pens....something I know I need a lot more practice at.

In the end, the matts won out...and I am thankful they did. I also found I had a lot more "space' to work with on a square as opposed to a rectangular card. The rose and sentiment were still popped up on dimensionals.

The sympathy sentiment is a clear KaiserCraft one. I struggle to get even ink coverage on these esp with SU ink. If anyone has any suggestions.....I would be grateful.

Thanks for popping by.

Stuff used:
CS: (SU) Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue (butterfly) and Roman Print Square Card
Ink: (SU) Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Pear Pizzaz, Old Olive (all used colouring the rose)
Stamps: Kaszzaz Rose, KaiserCraft Sympathy Sentiments
Other Bits: Blender Pens, Dimensionals, SU Beautiful Wings embosslit die, Rhinestones

Lynda xx


for me said...

OMG Lynda,I am so sorry you lost your friend.Your card is STUNNING and just so elegant....perfect for a dear friend.Take care and remember all the lovely times you had together.

Kerry (Kez) Bunting said...

Beautiful card Lynda, made even more special by the love and care you put into it. Can't help with the Kaiser stamps, I find them difficult to ink up too, so I'll watch to see if anyone has a solution! Momento ink maybe? Lovin' the new blog background too - so "in" right now!

Helen Williams said...

Sorry to hear of the lost of a dear friend of yours.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
The card is stunning Lynda.

Jenny Hayward said...

Lynda, Sorry to hear of the passing of a dear friend. I think you have done a beautiful job with the card - and the colouring.

Sending you hugs,

Love Jenny xx

Patrice said...

I'm so sorry to hear you've lost a dear friend Lynda. She sounds like a wonderful and inspiring person. Your card is beautiful and I love the softer look of colouring with blender pens.

I can't help with the Kaiser stamps either as I have exactly the same issues, I've even tried Memento and that is the same so I don't think it's the ink...perhaps the stamps instead.


Katie said...

Such an elegant card Lynda, it is stunning. Hugs to you for the lose of your friend.

Tui Nathan said...

Just stunning Lynda .... I love that rose and I admire your patience with the fussy cutting! Sorry to hear of your loss, thoughts and prayers to you and the family!
Kaiser stamps I find that dye inks don't work that well, and have much better success with pigment and chalk inks.