Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Softer side of Sympathy


A friend's card led me to a new challenge blog, new to me, called Shabby Tea Room. (sorry, forgot the link earlier). This week they have posted a challenge photo as you can see, and I loved the colors, the blue, tan, cream, pink and green, and the patterns in the fabric. Plus, the entries in the challenge are all of a style that really appeals to me, I found a lot of inspiration last week looking at the other players' cards.


So I made this as a sympathy card and was really questioning myself over using this as a sympathy or switching it for another purpose. Showed it to middle DD, "Mom, people are sad enough already, they don't need a lot of darker colors when they're sad." I hope she's right.

I have admired the background people make with giga guidelines and the guidelines two sets, so I tried my own using PTI Spring Rain, SU Certainly Celery, Creamy Caramel and Pretty in Pink to mimic the colors in the photo. That was kind of fun, I think I'll be trying it again with different colors. I sponged the edges with Ranger Distress antique linen. Rest is self explanatory. Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Giga Guidelines, Guidelines Two, Simply Stationery, Verve plain Jane, SU Flannel Plaid BG
Ink: Ranger Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Papertrey Ink Spring Rain, SU Certainly Celery, Creamy Caramel, Pretty in Pink
Paper: PTI vintage cream, SU Certainly Celery, random sheet of blue
Other: Martha Stewart edge punch, nestability, sponge, primas roses, silk ribbon from Flourishes, pearls

39 comments:

Lori said...

Peggy Sue, I love this card. So soft and comforting!!! I think it is perfect. Very pretty and I think just right for a sympathy card!

Candace said...

This is gorgeous, Peggysue! It matches the photo inspiration perfectly! It is perfect for a sympathy card.

Linda W said...

Stunning! Everything works so well together - the soft colors, the lovely flower and the beautiful verse. Really well done.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

WOW! Perfection! So soft and beautiful!

Debbie said...

Peggysue ... this is absolutely {stunning}!!!!! I agree, it makes for a very uplifting sympathy card. Your design is just wonderful and I love the colors you chose to incorporate based on the inspiration photo in the Tea Room this week. Thanks for joining us ... be sure to link back to TSTR so we can consider your creation for the weekly prizes!!

Chef Mama Lori said...

This is so sweet and soft. I think it would be greatly comforting to one going through the heaviness of sorrow. It is simply beautiful.

Could you share the link to the Shabby Tea Room?

Terri said...

Great job! Very soft and pretty!

Melissa said...

How beautiful, Peggy Sue! I love the background and the flowers are a great touch!

Kara said...

This is gorgeous! I love everything about it!
Kara

Leah said...

Just gorgeous...and I think your daughter said a very wise thing:)

Baseret said...

Oh wow, This is BEAUTIFUL!!The flowers are really pretty too.

Barbara said...

Wowza, Peggy Sue, this is stunning! I love the soft vintage feel--it's gorgeous!

Jill said...

This is a GORGEOUS card! I am trying to get up the nerve to use those Guidelines sets. You used them so beautifully here!

Heather P. said...

*GASP* This is absolutely STUNNING! Wow.

Cammie said...

Peggysue, this is beautiful and very comforting!

Dana said...

Oh PeggySue, I don't know where to begin. This is just amazing, lovely, beautiful. I cold look at it for hours I think! lol

Sherry said...

STUNNING! Such wonderful soft colors...it is truly perfect!

BethieJ said...

Peggysue this is STUNNING!! Just so BEAUTIFUL! and I agree with DD.. it is perfect!
Have a GREAT Day!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Oh Peggy Sue, this is so pretty! Everything about it is so beautiful.

Kimberly said...

Peggysue, This is lovely! I think it would be a great comfort to the recipient!

Rhonda said...

Peggy Sue, I love the soft colors. What a beautiful card. The giga guidelines is perfect.

Traci M said...

This is lovely ...and perfect for a sympathy card. Also one of my favorite verses, and I finally ordered it. You did a great job with the Giga guidelines, too! I have been checking out the challenges and hope to try one out this week, those quilts are lovely too, aren't they?

june lanum said...

beautiful card

megspaulding said...

Oh I love this Peggy Sue! So pretty, love the vintage feel. Great details!

Diane Jaquay said...

WOW, this is so FANTASTIC!!! Awesomely beautiful card, and great interpretation of the picture!

Joanne (jojot) said...

it is soft, beautiful, and tranquil and fabulous....perfect to brighten someone day

Sharron said...

Peggysue, your card is BEAUTIFULl--love it! It is a perfect sympathy card and all the details are so lovely! Great job!

Nerina said...

Peggysue, this is one of those cards that needs more superlatives than I can dream up. This card is utterly, totally and completely BEAUTIFUL. If I ever received something like this, it would go into a special protective box and be treasured for the rest of my life. Perfect!

Audrey Pettit said...

This is just beautiful! Really gorgeous colors and design. I think it's a fabulous sympathy card. Thanks for playing along with us at The Shabby Tea Room.

The Mama Monkey said...

ITA, this is beautiful and the colors are just perfect! Those flowers are amazing!

Helen said...

I think this is a wonderful sympathy card! The verse will brighten someone's day. Plus, it's one of the most gorgeous card's I've ever seen!
Blessings!
~H

maryr917 said...

your dd was right these are great colors for a sympathy cardand the scripture is perfect

laos348 said...

Gorgeous card!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Peggy Sue!! This is exquisite!! I just love the soft colors and the elegant design!! It matches the inspiration perfectly!!
hugs,
Chris

Karen Lynn said...

absolutely gorgeous!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So pretty!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

your card is so sweet! I love your flowers clustered together. A pretty card!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Everything about this is just absolutely lovely! The ribbon and flower are outstanding and the sentiment/panel is wonderful. Congratulations on the honorable mention at the Shabby Tea Room.

Stephanie said...

absolutely stunning...and I agree about the colors being uplifting :)