Thursday, April 12, 2012

Remembering with Love - Just Inklined

      Happy Friday!  I must say my week off has been just great... got the chance to rest and relax and the weather is just lovely. Despite all the beauty that surrounds us, there is often the news that someone we know is experiencing loss or grief.  How do we respond at times like this?  Often it is a card or a heartfelt note that expresses our sadness or offers comfort. While it is not the most pleasant of topics, it is a reality and just as often, our words through the cards we make, can help and heal those who most need it.
     With this in mind, I created a sympathy card using the Just Inklined image, " Tulip Jug".  It is quite a versatile stamp, but when I saw it, I thought it would be totally appropriate for any expression of sympathy, encouragement or get well.  You just need to change or alter the sentiment.

     The digi image is printed on Cryogen white Iridescent paper and colored with copics.  I used Suzanne Dean's technique from her Copic #5 class, "Coloring Copper" to color the jug- E17,15, 11 &02.  As per Suzanne, I also coated the jug with Glossy Accents.  Tulips R39, 29, 24 &22. Leaves G20, 21, 24 and 84. I also coated parts of the leaves (the lightest part) with Glossy Accents.  Pumice Stone Distress Ink was sponged on the edges.  DP is 7 Gypsies "Market" - pic does not do it justice...beatiful deep, rich coppers reds, greens, browns- colors that will go great with black or metallics!
     Metal corner (square) from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I added red swarovski crystals (nothing glitters like they do) to the metal embellishment.  Border die from Martha Stewart and sentiment from Just Rite Sympathy sentiments -original collection - don't know if it is still available.  Ribbon (my stash) and a pinch of Glamour Dust on tulips.  Again, because of the occasion or sentiment, I felt nothing fancy or blingy was appropriate. Sometimes, I am learning, simplicity is best.
     As with most of my cards, this one is available in my Etsy Shop. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments!  Have a great day.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

16 comments:

Tracy said...

It's gorgeous Ann Marie! The coloring is perfect as always. :-) I think you're right. This could be a very versatile image. Lovely project. :-) Hugs!

Melina said...

Your tulip image is colored wonderfully! Great vintage feel to this lovely card. Thank you for playing at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

Gram's Treasures said...

Gorgeous card, Ann Marie! Love all the rich colours.
Joyce xx

Deanna Jean said...

These are always such difficult cards to make. This turned out beautiful. I love Suzanne Dean. I have her first three sets of classes. Now if I could just have her talent..haha. Your coloring is amazing. Looks like the classes are paying off for you. Thank you for joining us this week at the ColourQ.

AnnMarie said...

From one AnnMarie to another! Beautiful card! Your coloring is fantastic! Thanks for playing along over at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

Buttons said...

Beautiful card Ann Marie. I love your choice of colours and the layout is just right. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Buttons x

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Ann Marie, love the flower and your coloring! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ and sharing your card!

Chrissy said...

Beautiful card Ann-Marie, love the image and gorgeous colouring.

Thanks for sharing at Make it Monday..

Luv CHRISSYxx

craftymum said...

Super card. thanks for joining our RED challenge at HSC

Hugs Sarah x

Gemma said...

Gorgeous card hun & your colouring is amazing too...

hugs and xxxx
Gemma

Pat K said...

Beautiful card - elegant and understated. Coloring is awesome. TFS,

Lelia Pierce said...

Such a beautiful card! Wonderful coloring too! Thanks so much for joining us at Can You Digi It? this week!

XXX

Patty Gorka said...

What a lovely flower image, such a pretty card too! Thanks for playing along this week at Twisted Tuesday!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Your card is gorgeous! Love the rich colors you used.

Thank you for participating in the Twisted Tuesday Challenge this week!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Your card is gorgeous! Love the rich colors you used.

Thank you for participating in the Twisted Tuesday Challenge this week!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congrats on your Courtier shout-out at ColourQ!

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