Sunday, 8 August 2021

Floral Sympathy cards

 Hi all!  Well our Water Board can certainly stop complaining about shortages, we've had some mad thunder showers these past few days and lashing rain, the type that you think can't get any heavier and then it does!  There's been a bit of flooding throughout the country, but we got off not too bad - we developed a bit of a leak in our roof so it will need sorted and a paint job on our bedroom ceiling to cover the water marks.

Anyway, I need some sympathy cards for Mum's stash, so that's what I have this evening.  I think I need to be getting my daylight lamp out, the nights are drawing in and my cards look a bit dark.

I always love playing along with the MFT Summer School and this one is for their Wonderful Watercolour challenge.  I used some ink pads for my colouring, not something I've tried before.  I must get myself some new white watercolour card as the only stuff I have is this cream stuff that I hate!.

MFT Camp Create - wonderful watercolour

Time Out #193 - I went for the floral element from the inspiration quote

 word Art Wednesday #503/504 - anything goes

This 2nd one uses a real oldie stamp (possibly from Cornish Heritage Farm but I really can't remember).  I've used the same colouring technique as before, leaving the petal tips uncoloured, but this time back in my comfort zone with my polychromos.  I love how it turned out 😁  The image panel is popped up on foam pads and sparkle added to the flower centres. 

Retro Rubber Challenge #164 - anything goes

We love Chocolate Baroque #August - favourite stamp - these little daisies are in my 'go to' pile for sympathy cards and is my most inked stamp ever!


Cheryl W said...

Ooooh, these are so beautiful! Your coloring is amazing--I love the way you've blended it from the inner part of the petal out and left the petal tips white. I'm glad you didn't have flooding in your vicinity. Roof leaks are no fun, though. We've had to deal with them in the past, too. We finally put on a metal roof and that seems to have solved the problem.

brenda said...

Two beautifully designed cards Lynn, both very suitable for occasion, many thanks for sharing a 'Favourite Stamp' and joining us at We Love Chocolate Baroque challenge.

B x

Sandra H said...

Both cards are so pretty x

Crafting Queen said...

Two beautiful cards really love the colouring. Thanks for joining We Love Chocolate Baroque challenge. Anesha

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my these two are so beautiful Lynne the images and colours as well as the simple card design look fantastic I love them both
lorraine x

LeAnne said...

Both cards are just delightful! The florals are beautiful...the first is definitely a work of art and the simplicity of the second one makes it great for many occasions! And so happy you shared it with us at Retro Rubber this week!

Nonni said...

These both look amazing! I especially love the first card -wonderful coloring and that soft background really fits the style of the flowers and soothing theme of the card. Thank you for joining us at Time Out!

Angelnorth said...

Your second card caught my eye on the Retro Rubber blog as it was one of the first stamps I owned! It is indeed from the much missed Cornish Heritage Farms (it’s called Daisy Jar should you ever need to know). Two lovely cards with beautiful colouring!

Mervi said...

Both fabulous cards, my fave is the first with lovely flowers and fab background.

Thank you for sharing at We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge;-))m

Patti J said...

Each card is beautiful, my friend! I’m happy for the inspiration, as I have 4 to make today - we lost a loved one to Covid. Take care!