July 20, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities - I'm Here for You

Can you believe it's already week 6 of Linda's Compendium of Curiosities Challenge?  I had to sit out week 5, as I didn't have the Distress Embossing powders, but I'm happy to be playing along this week!  This weeks challenge is Multi Medium Collage.

I had a few things in mind when I sat down to work with this weeks challenge, after creating a bit, I decided to work the Multi Medium pieces into a Sympathy card.  Sympathy cards are always difficult to create, but I find them more difficult when I'm actually creating them to give to someone, rather than creating to put in my card supply box for future use.

I created this card with my girlfriend and her family in mind.  Her mom went in for what was to be routine surgery, but ended up with some complications and  passed away unexpectedly today.  The card will be waiting for her when she returns home later this week. 

Details:
Stamps  - Stampin' Up!
Ink - Distress Inks Pumice, Wild Honey, Tumbled Glass, Chocolate
Card Stock - River Rock, Blue Sky, Chocolate
Other - Big Shot, Texture Fades, Spiral Edge Punch, Cutter Kit, Flourish Pearls, Dimensionals, Brad (Kaiser), Accoutrement Button, Multi Medium, Dictionary Page, Ink Blending Tool, Craft Sheet, Piercing Tool

Hug your loved ones a little tighter.....

32 comments :

Angie Tieman said...

Lisa, this is gorgeous! I love the warm feel and all the texture. I'm sure you and your card will be a comfort to your friend.

Jane Wetzel said...

ANOTHER card from you that is awesome- sorry bout your sad news tho- :( when u say dictionary page..do u mean u punched an actual dictionary page? hope I dont sound stupid? lolol

Gerrie Johnnic said...

This turned out way kewl, I know Gerri will luv it.

Linda Ledbetter said...

It's *so* gorgeous, Lisa! I love the way you used the journal page embossing for the background, and the multi-medium technique is perfect for the flowers. Gorgeous color combo, too!

Your designs are always so classy, and this is no exception!

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's mother, and I wish her and her family the best. ♥

Terry said...

Lisa your week 6 challenge piece is soft and stunning. It is beautiful. I am sure it will give your friend some comfort in knowing how you care. So sorry for your friend!

MJ said...

Yikes, that really stinks. How sad. I am sure that this card will be much appreciate. It is so beautiful!

Helen said...

Such a great card for a sad occasion, but I am sure it will be appreciated. Love the flowers.

Sherry said...

What sad, sad news - I am so sorry to hear about it. Your card is beautiful - I love the background too. Your friend will appreciate it very much I'm sure.

Rose said...

Lisa, I love this card, the flowers are so artsy, the distressed and embossed background is perfect and I love those pearls. I am so sorry to hear about your friend's mother. Mother's the one person who knows your entire history and loves you no matter what. I'm sure your friend will need all her friends right now and having artistic friends is always a bonus.

Lori said...

Beautiful card, Lisa, the colors and all the textures are just great together.

Charlene said...

This is so pretty and such a beautiful sentiment for your friend. My heart hurts for your friend - she will need friends like you.

Netty said...

Totally gorgeous Lisa. Am sure this will be appreciated.
Annette x

cbuswell said...

love what you did with the flower!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful card, I love the tattered florals and the look fab with the paper added. Stunning and I'm sure it will be so appreciated. Tracy x

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY--that flower and card are GORGEOUS:) I love it all! That border punch is perfect--love the pearls--love love love it all:)

Lynn Stevens said...

oh great MM collage. I'm hoping to play later!

Esther said...

This is a beautiful card and just right for it's purpose I'm sure, hope it brings comfort...Esther x

Sarah Anderson said...

This is such a gorgeous, gorgeous card Lisa. I'm sure your friend will be very touched, what an awful thing to happen.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Gorgeous job Lisa! I just love the flower!!

Sharon Sams said...

What a fabulous untraditional sympathy card. Love the look of it, great job.

Sharon Sams said...

What a fabulous untraditional sympathy card. Love the look of it, great job.

Nan said...

It is hard to create a sympathy card but you made a beautiful one. the texture fade in the background is perfect. We can lose someone in a blink of an eye. I agree we should give more hugs more often!

Kim said...

Your card is just gorgeous! It is a beautiful sympathy card, you're friend will appreciate it very much.

Basement Stamper said...

so sorry to hear about your friends Mom! What a sad occasion to have to make a card for.

Your card is beautifully done and I"m sure your friend will be so thankful to have someone like you in their life!

Evelyn S. said...

It's a wonderful card, Lisa....beautifully distressed. I know your friend will appreciate it.

donna said...

Your card is beautiful. The little pearls really set the flowers off. The love conveyed in your card will help your friend heal.

Craftyideas said...

Love your card it is beautiful.

Suzanne C said...

Lovely card and sure to be appreciated. How awful for your friend. :(

JWood said...

i LOVE this! your colors are lovely!

craftytrog said...

This is such a lovely card! Hope it brings some comfort to your friend!

Sue said...

This is beautiful, so elegant. I's sure your friend and her family will appreciate it very much x

Scrap Vamp said...

Beautiful! I love the embossed background and the flowers are gorgeous! Love the touch of bling, too!

 
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