Friday, 20 October 2017

With Sympathy card

Hello and welcome

My card today was made a couple of weeks ago and is one for my charity box.

I used the flower from my recent club demo where I demonstrated the whitewash technique.  I wanted to try it on black card too so embossed and cut out a flower with black card.  I painted some ink from a Brilliance white pad onto the flower and when dry painted over areas with a purple distress ink.

The leaves were cut from a scrap of black card and the music paper is from a small piece I had left from a card I made at a recent workshop with Wendy Stenton.



This was one of the cards we made with Wendy.  I didn't actually get it finished and this is the photo I took when I got home.

We had heat embossed and coloured some flowers and leaves.  I cut them out  and stuck on in the corner just above the bow in the afternoon.  It was great fun to make.




As my sympathy card was made with snippets I would like to join in with the girls in the Playground at :
Pixies Snippets Workshop - Weeks 303 & 304

35 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

This whitewash technique is one I have to try yet. Your card is so beautiful, love the whole design and the flower!!

Liz said...

Two beautiful cards, Barb. They're perfect for sympathy cards, but would also be great designs for birthday cards. I love the piano keys on the bottom one, very clever. xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a lovely effect on that flower Barb, such a pretty card! The piano is a terrific design, so clever! Have a lovely weekend! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Aquarius said...

Two lovely cards - the whitewash technique is so effective and music paper is great for the black and white effect with the flower giving that subtle pop of colour

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning cards Barb, love the whitewash technique.xx [aNNie]

Karen Knott said...

Beautiful cards Barb, love the flower :)
Hugs Kaz xx

Mrs A. said...

Two great cards. The piano card is fabulous. We have a friend who is an x piano teacher do he would love a card made like this. Must remember for his birthday . Hugs Mrs A.

Tina Z. said...

both are so elegant, I love them.

Kathleen said...

Two really lovely cards, the flower looks fab and I like both cards with the black and white and the tad of another colour.

Kath x

LesleyG said...

love these music themed cards. I've been asked for sympathy cards in my classes, so thanks for the ideas xxx

cotnob said...

Fabulous cards Barb, the first one is perfect for a sympathy card and I love the piano design on the second one.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Cobnut Crafter said...

Lovely cards Barb. I think the sympathy card is very tasteful and love the flower you have used as it is such a pleasant change from the traditional Lily often chosen for such cards. x Anne

Maxine D said...

Beautiful cards Barb - love that dark flower with the white and purple - really dramatic
Blessings
Maxine

Janice said...

Both are lovely cards Barb, perfect for the occasion. I do like the look of the whitewash technique, I may just give this a go!
Janice x

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Barb, fabulous colours and designs, and I think that the sympathy card is just perfect for a sad occasion, Kate x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful card Barb, I'm just going around leaving comments and putting of making a sympathy card (cos I really don't want to be making this one) trying to put off the deed.

Sue xx

Mia said...

Ι love both your cards, Barb. They are really great!

Karen D. said...

great cards Barb...love that fun piano one. Have a good wk.
xxKaren

Gerrina said...

Both look great! Love the flower and the desgn of your 2nd one is super! Hugs, Gerrina

Sylvia said...

Beautiful cards,Barb.Love the pretty flower on the first card and the piano on the second card.

Gr,Sylvia.

Veerle said...

Two beautiful cards Barb.
Hugs Veerle x

Cara said...

Two stunning cards. I love how your flower turned out x

KandA said...

Two wonderful cards Barb, the piano is great and I love the flower on the first xx

Di said...

I love both cards Barb - and am fascinated by the whitewash technique. One to try out.

Lovely to see you in the snippets playground!

Hugs

Di xx

Linby said...

Two great cards. The flower turned out wonderfully using the black card.

Babs Watson said...

Wonderful cards Barb, your flower is beautiful and a great technique you have used, great piano card also.
Hugs Babs x

Craftychris said...

Both of these are beautiful! I love your flower. xxx

meg said...

Apologies for missing out on commenting on some great cards Barb, this pair of music themed ones are stunning, the sympathy one is perfect.

MaryH said...

Hi Barb, Thanks for the recent visit after I'd been MIA for so long. Lovely to hear from an old friend. I love the technique you've done on this floral sympathy card. The flower is just stunning and it looks so pretty over the musical score. It's a perfect sympathy card as well, and you've done a super job in the designing. Hope that your time away was loads of fun, and now you're home again and can rest up! Hugs &TFS

Judy Corner said...

Wow! This is fabulous! Judy x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

The piano card is a brilliant and fairly easy idea. I really like that flower with the whitewashed technique. I hadn't heard of that before. Great cards!

Darnell said...

These are both so, so beautiful, Barb! I love that flower and the piano card is simply sensational!! Hugs, Darnell

Angela Radford said...

I never find sympathy cards an easy card to make but I love yours. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

rachel said...

These are beautiful Barb - I love that piano and the sympathy card is just fabulous...the hardest card to make! Hugs rachel x

Greta said...

I really love the look you got using DI over white Brilliance! Lovely card, Barb! The piano card is fabulous!