Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sympathy Watercolors


A dear family friend passed away on Sunday; she and her husband were friends with my parents, and as children, we shared many happy times together.  I sat down on this dreary morning to make a couple sympathy cards. 

I used Watercolor Trio for both cards.  The first one uses a sketch from Stamping 411:



I used my Watercolor Crayons and directly colored the stamp, then spritzed it lightly with water and stamped on to Watercolor Paper.  Simple, but very sweet.  Here’s the inside:


The next one uses markers for directly coloring on the stamp.  This is a case from this card by Mary Fish:


I did not put many embellishments on the card and just let the image and sentiment be the focal points.  Finally, here’s a view of what my little Pumpkin has been spending her day doing:


A perfect way to spend a rainy day----I think I might just do the same!  Thanks for visiting---remember to come back tomorrow!  And thank you so much for all the kind comments you make about my creations—they mean so much to me!

All supplies Stampin’Up! unless otherwise noted.

  • First card stamps: Watercolor Trio, Tres Chic, Thoughts & Prayers
  • Paper:  Confetti White, Watercolor, Taken with Teal, Certainly Celery, Old Olive
  • Ink:  Taken with Teal, Certainly Celery, Versamark
  • Acc:  Nesties Labels 4, Spellbinders; Square Lattice EF; Watercolor Crayons, spray bottle,Vanilla HPH; Twill, Taylored Expressions

  • Second card stamps: Watercolor Trio, Everyday Blessings, PTI
  • Paper:  Confetti Cream, Dusty Durango, Old Olive, Apricot Appeal, K&Company DP
  • Ink:  Old Olive, Close to Cocoa
  • Acc:  CB EF, Corner Rounder, Markers, Daubers


Kelley Eubanks said...

These are beautiful LeAnne and i love your new blog look... looks great! Your kitty is so sweet... looks like what I need to be doing too. It is dreary here and i need a nap! :)

Barbara said...

Gorgeous cards, LeAnne! I know they will bring comfort to the recipients. I'd love to be doing what Pumpkin is doing--I'm sure my cats are doing the same thing!

mudmaven said...

Wonderful and comforting cards, both of them. I'm sure they will bring solace to their recipients. I really think that Pumpkin has the right idea! ~chris

katou said...

So very nice cards ,LeAnne.And the new look of blog is beautiful.
I can see that Pumpkin is having the same activity than my "baby" here on my side of the Atlantic.

Elaine M said...

Both are wonderful cards - I'm just sorry you needed to use one. Because of your good memories of your friends, they'll live on. Blessings

Karen McAlpine said...

I know your beautiful cards will be a source of comfort. Sorry for your loss.

Always Playing with Paper said...

Such pretty cards. I am sorry for your loss.

Bev J. said...

Both are beautiful cards-love the trio and the tres chic background. I worked outside about all day in the back yard with my border collie as my helper. The 'cat' stays out front and they get along fine-I never see her in the back yard-both outdoor animals. The 'cat' was a 'gift' from my daughter who had too many cats! ;>)

Linda L said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friend. These cards are so beautiful I'm sure they will bring comfort. I hope they gave you some comfort making them.
Pumpkin and my Max spend their days doing they same thing. He is going to teach me how to live life after I retire.

Our Little Inspirations said...

Making sympathy cards is never easy to do, but you created 2 beautiful cards! I love the soft watercolor look of the flowers and the inside is just as pretty. Pumpkin has the right idea for a rainy day.....catch up on some major ZZzz's!!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

So very beautiful as always!

Selene Kempton said...

These are simply stunning!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful cards, LeAnne! Hey, have you seen the pictures I posted on Facebook? I have a boyfriend for Pumpkin at my house!

Kerin said...

What soft & beautiful cards you've made, love them both. I'm sure they'll be really appreciated.

Kris said...

ooo these are gorgeous!! =D

Connie Babbert said...

I'm sorry you needed the card, but it is beautful. Love your kitty, too! Great job with the Stamping 411 sketch this week!

gbarron56 said...

Love them both, LeAnne -- and the sleeping cat is cute too! Thanks for playing along with the Stamping 411 Operators! Blessings, Gretchen