Monday, September 1, 2014

Modern Sympathy

Hey there!  Hope you had a great Labor Day Weekend, my U.S. friends.  And for my friends around the world, hope your weekend was wonderful, too.  :D

I am sharing a modern kind of sympathy card today, using a seemingly-favorite color combo of mine for these occasions - purple and black.


You know how crafting accidents happen, and sometimes they provide us with a chance to reinvent and reimagine a project?  Seeing the splats of silver embossing, can you guess what happened?  Yep.  It got all messy, and I decided I liked it a bunch, so went with it.

A Verve sentiment and good ol' Happy Harmony flowers (Stampin' Up!) were stamped atop a sponged panel.


A crafting friend wrote to ask what was up with me, since I haven't been on the blog much lately.  It's nice to be missed!  My mom had visited in August, and then we went away for a week.  Being away from the computer felt kinda good, a mini-vacation all its own.  I've been plenty busy in the craft room, though...and I've got over 30 cards' worth of photos to edit before they hit my blog!  Holy cow!



Stamps: Deepest Sympathy single - Verve; flowers - Happy Harmony - SU Paper: True Black, white - PTI; Vintage Violet - SU Ink: Going Gray, Orchid Opulence, Vintage Violet - SU; Milled Lavender - Ranger; Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko Fibers: sheer purple ribbon Accessories & Tools: silver embossing powder - SU; embossing ink - Rubber Stampede

13 comments:

Shani Thomas said...

It's a lovely accident, indeed, Colleen!

Benzi said...

For sure, accidents can be good, at times. Such as this one! I love your color combo. And, wow! Thirty cards to edit...you've really been busy behind the scenes.

Thanks for that LONG visit last night. You're the best!

Your card is gorgeous.

Katie Sims said...

Some of my favorite cards came from a crafting accident! I call it a "God wink" :) ! This is just beautiful, Colleen. Your colors, layout, and the wonderful spatter all make this a true stunner! :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loving your crafty accident! Beautiful!!

nwilliams6 said...

BEautiful colors Colleen. This is gorgeous! So glad you had such a lovely time with your Mom and could get away. I am sure you feel inspired too. Hugz and happy Labor day!

Maria said...

Glad you stayed with the silver accident for it is very eye catching! Love the design and beautiful color, too!:-)

lisa808 said...

I like the 'splats' and would never have known they were the result of a crafting accident! Beautiful card and color combo.

Marisa said...

Love the chocolate and purple colour combo. Always love that flower image too :) Lovely card.

Lisa said...

Lovely and peaceful Colleen! Accidents work out well sometimes ;)

Donna B. said...

Very pretty card Colleen. I love the purples and silver. A nice card for a sad ocassion.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely card! Looking forward to seeing the 30 over the next month plus :)

Deepti said...

This is so elegant!

Leslie Miller said...

Lovely! The splatters add interest. Sometimes those accidents do work out for the better!

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