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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

unhappy adventures

Unhappily, I needed a sympathy card this week. Fortunately, Cards in Envy's Going Gray challenge is perfectly timed.  Since they've allowed for a tiny bit of color, I decided to use So Saffron for IN{K}SPIRE me challenge #181, and I used Sketch Frenzy Friday's 010915 design (well, mostly):

stamp sets - Serene Silhouettes, Teeny Tiny Wishes; ink - Basic Gray; card stock - Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, So Saffron, Whisper White; Big Shot with Arrows embossing folder, Bitty Banners and Hearts Collection framelits

Then, I needed a get well card for a loved one who was admitted to the hospital yesterday.  That one was much harder, for some reason, but I found inspiration in the colors of Curtain Call's Soft Scarf and the sketch at Nacho Average Challenge:
stamp sets - By the Tide, From the Herd; ink - Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Soft Sky; card stock - Soft Sky, Very Vanilla 

I think Tom may have had his fill of medical issues recently, as he took my dog to the vet to have a mass removed last week and then took me to the ophthalmologist yesterday, before spending his evening at the hospital with Jason.  I may need a "you're awesome & appreciated" card for him; we're all certainly grateful that he's both retired and healthy so he can take care of the rest of us!

11 comments:

Kathy S said...

While needing a sympathy card is never a good thing, you've really done a beautiful job in creating this one. I do love the little bit of yellow peeking through - to me it represents a bit of hope peeking out of the gray. Thank you so much for participating in the Cards in Envy Challenge this week. Take care and hope we will see you again soon.

Patrice Herrera said...

Wow what a pretty card! Thanks for playing along with us over at Sketch Frenzy Friday.Great color combo too!

Andrea und Annemarie said...

I'am sorry you needed a sympathy card - but I love how you created it! Thanks for joining us at IN{K}SPIRE_me! ~ Annemarie

Sandy Trefger said...

Sorry that you needed a sympathy card, those are never fun to make but your gray card with saffron is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

Yapha said...

These are lovely cards. I love what you did with sketch. Thanks for joining us at Nacho Average Challenges this week.

Tammy Fite said...

Beautiful interpretation of our sketch! Thanks for playing along with the Nachos this week!

Anne Hayward said...

Very nice. Sympathy cards are always hard to do. Thanks for playing along with the Nachos this week.

Christy Lynn said...

Sympathy cards are always the hardest for me, too. Your Nacho sketch card looks fantastic though, and I certainly hope that things are looking up now!

LisaM said...

Wow! Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at Cards In Envy!

scrappymo! said...

Both are so lovely. The seashell one is my fave as I love the sea...but both are lovely!

wendipooh13 said...

love your embossing!!!! Thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy!