Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Sympathy...........

Today's card didn't start off being a Sympathy card but.....
I was inspired by the image over at Pinterest
I loved the colours and the way the feathers where floating in the background.
I used the colours as my inspiration and the feather stencil from Stamplorations.
I first blended distress inks through the stencil, then popped on white embossing paste 
and whilst it was still wet added micro beads.
These beads give such a pretty shine, texture and dimension.
It was at this stage I thought it might be a sympathy card as the colours muted, 
because of the white paste and I loved how it was looking.
I masked off a rectangle and lightly blended blue distress ink.
I stamped a rain falling stamp with versamark and lightly dusted perfect pearls powders 
over it to give a subtle shine.
I thought this represented the feathers in the background on the inspiration photo.
The sentiment was stamped in grey distress ink and three pearls added to finish.
I also did a card in clear embossing paste with white stamping and doodling, 
which produced a much brighter colour-way. 
It was this card I thought I would be using when I started.
However I preferred the muted one and went with the sympathy card idea.
Lets hope I don't need to send it for a very long time x
Crafty Hugs x
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges .....
STAMPlorations - Stencil blog hop

Pinterest - March Inspiration Photo
CAS on Sunday - Stencil It
I have used a stencil for the feather

Addicted to CAS - Delicate
Delicate colours, layout and theme

Stamplorations - CAS- Anything CAS Goes
Stamplorations - Theme and sketch
I have gone with the theme, stamp and texture
Stamplorations - Ongoing - I have used the Feather stencil






40 comments:

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful and very tactful for a sympathy card. Hoping you never you need to use it. hugs :)

Joan said...

Beautiful, love the shimmer and the lovely backgrounf

Toni said...

What an incredibly beautiful sympathy card. Very moving! Thanks for sharing!

Toni
Stamplorations CAS DT

Susan said...

Very pretty design. Thanks for sharing at CAS on Sunday!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my this is stunning ... I love the colours and the rain is so beautiful ... I confess I've never heard of adding E/P after sponging ... Must try that and the beads look stunning ... Another winner I think!

Mac Mable said...

Yes you and me both, thank you for your kind comments x

Mac Mable said...

Thank you so much x

Mac Mable said...

That is so kind, thank you x

Mac Mable said...

Thank you x

Mac Mable said...

Always so kind and generous, thank you so much x

Heidi Stamps said...

Very beautiful! Very nice job with the inspiration.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Wow, beautiful sympathy card. I love these misty colors pen. It is through this a little distant, as if slightly forgotten ... and this beautiful rain. You are amazing, like your card.
hugs,
BozenA

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so pretty! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Wow Mac, without a shadow of a doubt, this has to be one of my favourite cards ever. The layout, composition, stamps, stencils and colours all work together cohesively to produce the most perfectly finished card. I always feel that feathers are quite spiritual and are just perfect for a sympathy card. I could go on but I think you must know by now that I really like it :) X

Rahmat said...

Oh this feather is beautiful, but I am more into the sparkly background you created, it is stunning.

Bonnie said...

This is soooo pretty, Mac! Love the different shiny textures!

baileyrosy.com said...

Such a lovely card, live the shiny but delicate colours and simple design.

Marie

Bhavana said...

very delicate card. great design. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS!!

Anni said...

WOW WOW WOW!
Love the effect of the feather - thank you for describing the process!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Pinterest Inspired!
Anni

Suchi said...

That's one lovely texture you created for the feather! I loved it! Thanks for playing with us at STAMPlorations this month! :)
Suchi-DT xx

Mac Mable said...

Thank you x

Mac Mable said...

What generous and kind comments, thank you x

Mac Mable said...

Thank you so much x

Mac Mable said...

So kind thank you x

Mac Mable said...

Thank you x

Mac Mable said...

So kind, thank you x

Mac Mable said...

Lovely comments, thank you x

Mac Mable said...

That is so nice of you, thank you so very much x

Mac Mable said...

Very kind, thank you x

Mac Mable said...

Yes...guess you like it! You are always so kind and thoughtful with your lovely comments. I always appreciate them, thank you so much for liking my card x

Mariken said...

Lovely CAS card!
Thank you for joining our challenge Stencil it at CAS on Sunday!

Sari / Granne said...

So, so beautiful, your feathers looks so soft and gorgeous and absolutely love the drops - I have been thinking weather to by that stamp or not ... now seeing this, I just have to. Thank you for joining STAMPlorations March challenge, hope to see you back this month.

Mac Mable said...

Thank you x

Mac Mable said...

Thank you so much for leaving such lovely comments x

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!! Thanks for playing along in the STAMPlorations Theme and Sketch challenge!

Shawna Standish said...

Are you kidding me with this card!!? Wow... This is complete eye candy and you used micro beads!!! So inspiring really.. I wonder though how did the micro beads hold up during time? Regardless, this is amazing... You have found a niche and let me tell you are fantastic at what you do Mac!! Great job!!!

Mac Mable said...

Thank you so much x

Mac Mable said...

Wow such generous comments. Thank you very much. Yes once the embossing paste is dry I am quite fierce and rub over them to get any loose beads away. After that it is rock solid. Those micro beads are not going anywhere. Thanks again x

Kim M said...

Very beautiful card! Love how you did the feather stencilling with the micro beads. Great idea! The BG stencilling is awesome too. Thanks for joining us over at the STAMPlorations Stencil Linky Party!

maria f. said...

You've achieved such beautiful muted colors. I agree, they make for a perfect sympathy card. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations.