Friday, 19 December 2008

Heartfelt Sympathy

Yesterday I had my nails done to perfection ready for QVC, and very lovely they look too. I then had a dream, so should I say nightmare where all my nails started to break and were all jaggered! I suppose it's just a worry thing about everything going alright, but when I woke up this morning I actually thought it had happened, itn't it horrible when that happens! The space between reality and dreams is narrowed to non-existsnce and you just don't know whats real anymore. Luckily it only last for a minute or so, and your back to normal. But it's horrible just the same. Today's card was made as my contribution to the Pink Poison DT, and it's entitled Heartfelt Sympathy, but luckily I have no-one to send it to at this festive time. And lets hope it stays that way. However, I thought I would still share it here, as the Fancy Fleurs stamp set is gorgeous, and the images can be used for anyone who likes flowers.

I stamped the flowers with colorbox pigment ink and embossed with clear powder. I always do it this way (a coloured ink and a clear embossing powder) as I find that the image is finer, with more detail, and there are no specks of powder that escape from the outline and make the image look dirty. I think I stamped this twice and decoupaged some of the leaves and the flower heads. I coloured the flower heads with Twinkling H2O's and added some white to achieve the shading. The leaves were coloured with Whispers Pens using the watercolouring technique.

The DP's I've used are from Doodlebug, including the embossed cardstock which is called eyelets impressions cardstock. I used grey core'dinations to create the card blank, and the ribbon is Beetle Black Boutique Trims from Doodlebug. I really hope you like it. I'm sorry (again), but at the mo I don't have time to list all the supplies, but I promise, I will start doing it againg as soon as my workload lightens a little (when will that be I ask myself?!)

love to all,

Clare x


Mina said...

what a stunning card for such a hard subject matter...sympathy cards have a tendancy to be either very somber or sparce...this is just right and I havent tried H2O's to colour like this but will defo have a go...take care of those nails Clare lol xxx

Sandra MacLean said...

This is gorgeous!! I have very few flowers in my stamp collection and I don't know why because everytime I see a card made with them - I love them! :D Good luck on QVC!!

sharon said...

Hiya Clare...I love my nails nice..cept...I can't bloody do anything with them
Beautiful card for such an occassion.xx
I have to say I love playing with H2O's.

*Sally* said...

Glad your nails are ok! Phew! lol!
This card is beautiful and very tasteful for the occasions it may have to be linked to.
Lovely x
Following your blog!

Dawn Wheeler said...

Stunning card Claire so elegent xxx
dont worry every thing will be ok when you do Qvc you are one talented lady ,will you let us know when you are on ,
merry christmas hugs Dawnxx

Digi Stamp Boutique said...

Stunningly beautiful..