Tuesday, 22 March 2016

A two-fer the price of one

I've no sympathy cards in my stash, and I'd loved Tracey's beautiful card over at the Muse challenge #158 so I thought I'd have a go.

For my first card I had a play with my new heat tool, the last one went to the craft room in the sky a while ago.   I don't think this image is quite striking enough to carry off this look, but the grey colouring in the background helps a bit.  I also think it would have been better with the sentiment stamped in grey.

So I had another go, and this time stamped my image in black ink.  I coloured my flowers with watercolour pencils, and tried to copy Tracey's two-toned flowers.  I like the effect, but still think this card is a bit boring.  I tried to jazz it up a bit by adding Spectrum Noir sparkle to the flowers and clear gloss to the jar.

Ah well, it's another 2 cards for my stash ;)

16 comments:

  1. They are lovely Lynne and perfect for sympathy cards xx

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  2. They're lovely, Lynne! I really like the gray in the background on the first one. It sets off the image so nicely. I love this image, and I'm always glad to see you've used it on another card.

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  3. You have been productive this week Lynne with two more lovely cards, both are very soft and delicate and like you I did like Tracy's inspirational card.

    Many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

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  4. Beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.
    Hugs
    Cathy DT Member
    xxxxxx

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  5. I think they're beautiful. So delicate and perfect for sympathy cards. I love the doodled border on the second card. Cara x

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  6. These are gorgeous. Unfortunately, I've got to make a sympathy card this weekend, Jo x

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  7. these are beautiful, I really love the first one!

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  8. 2 very pretty cards; the gray does set off the image a little more, just lovely :)

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  9. Both are very pretty. So glad you joined us at My Time To Craft!

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  10. I think tat your card turned out beautifully, I really love that pretty flower arrangement and your grey int he background really makes it pop! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Muse this week!

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  11. I love seeing different cards with the same supplies - it reminds me that I don't need to keep buying (but I do! lol!) So glad you joined us at Muse with this pretty design, Lynne!

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  12. Both cards are beautiful ... it's fun to see different approaches.

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  13. Two lovely cards - really like the soft delicate colours.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.
    Viv (DT)

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  14. Beautiful, so soft looking, delecate.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

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  15. I think the cards turned out beautiful! Love the grey background and the soft look in the first one.

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  16. I think the grey on the first card really helps the flowers pop. It totally makes the image striking. Great job.

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