Wednesday 7 January 2015

Starting a new year

Happy New Year to all - I hope 2015 is kind to you.

The end of 2014 was not kind for my neighbour - her mum died just before Christmas so I broke off the festive creating to whip up a quick sympathy card.

I chose soft colours and a light, airy feel with lots of white space, simple layering and elements that break over the edges so there's a sense of movement. Chocolate brown ink is just that bit softer than black and perfect for the sentiment on this kind of card.

I always find sympathy cards hard and I almost wish I'd left the butterfly off this but it seemed to fit her mum's character somehow so it stayed.

Simple Sprig and Big Day Today (Waltzingmouse Stamps) 

Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate 
Distress Bundled Sage and Spun Sugar

Memory Box Cheviot Butterfly die 
Tracing Wheel 

Thanks for stopping by!


Kath said...

Sympathy cards are hard to make. This one is just right.

Kaz said...

This is so beautiful and classy Joanne xxx

Anonymous said...

I agree with Kath and Kaz! Ideal card for a difficult time x

Jennipher said...

Absolutely stunning sympathy card!