Friday, August 31, 2012

Sympathy Tree

Posted by Lena Nunn at 10:57 PM

Stamps: Tree Greetings
Ink: versafine, old olive
Paper: Recollections, Watercolor Paper
Other: SU stampin' write markers, aqua pen
      Happy long weekend friends! I'm so excited for this weekend. My step son and his wife and baby are coming over and they are so much fun. Willow ( the baby ) is going to be 2 on September 15th. Those of you who remember the post of the day she was born are probably thinking like me. Its been two years already?!? How? Where did time go?     Last night I was in full crafty mode.  This happens when the house is clean ( thanks, babe) and I don't let myself sit to watch tv ( because lets face it once you watch tv for 10 minutes the next thing you know its been two hours. Well at least in my case). Anyways I went upstairs and started my card for the Speedy Fox and Friends Sympathy challenge. I looked through all my stamps from Marks Finest Papers, A Heinrich Co. and wouldn't you know it but I don't have one sympathy stamp in them . I'm slackin! Must do order today ( like how I slide an excuse to buy stamps in there. Please try this at home kids). I figured thinking of you would work in a sympathy card because that's the reason you send one, because you are thinking of the ones in mourning. I water colored the background using SU markers and a Aqua pen on watercolor paper. I then stamped the tree from Tree Greetings using versafine ink. The shadow of the tree was done by stamping the tree in old olive ( I didn't even clean the stamp before I re inked. GASP!!) and stamping it at a angle. Do you have any sympathy stamps? You should join our challenge and you could win a stamp set! Lets face it , who doesn't need more stamps??


wannabcre8tive said...

Very pretty, I love how you have made a scenic view. light. The shadow of the tree in the sun was a great idea. I really like this sympathy card.

Cole Meyer said...

Beautiful card -- such a peaceful scene you created!

Pat Garvin said...

Great scene. Perfect sentiment.

Winnie and Patty said...

Lena--what a lovely sympathy card. I love the way you made the shadow of the tree! I wish I knew how to do that! Maybe you should consider making a tutorial for Speedy TV! TFS

Angie said...

Lena, this is gorgeous!!!! I love your water colored BG! Your shaddow stamped at an angle is perfect!!! I will be CASEing you! I think that tree will make a GREAT Halloween image!!! "Thinking of You" is just right for a sympathy card..and Yep, I love the way you talked yourself into an order! I do that all the time!!! Have a GREAT weekend and enjoy that toddler!

Kathy Bradley said...

Very pretty, Lena! Your shadow of the tree was an excellent idea!
P.S. Your commentary made me laugh - you have a wonderful sense of humor!

Janine said...

Despite the lack of stamps you made a lovely card.

Karen Conner said...

I've recently gotten the aqua pen & started painting with it. I love the soft effect.

Your card looks great. Love the way you included the shadow.

Rachael said...



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