Friday 13 September 2019

Rosemary is for remembrance

Dawn has set today's challenge over at Daring Cardmakers. Dawn lost her dad recently and so would like to see cards representing special thoughts of someone. It could be a card in memory of someone, or one to let someone know they’re in your thoughts.

I had a plan for this and then found I needed to make a sympathy card for a friend who just lost her mum so my plan changed. Her mum loved her garden and the birds and butterflies that visit so this set seemed perfect.

I started by brushing on a very light coverage of blue ink from bottom left and then stamped the rosemary sprig several times to create the effect of the top of a bush. I used pencils to colour since I feel I have a bit more control in the very narrow spaces of the leaves than I have with Copics - three shades of green, two of purple and white. The tips of the stamens have dots of gold gel pen to finish them off.

Soothing Sympathy (Power Poppy)

Bristol board

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Pearlescent Ivy, Pearlescent Chocolate)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Tumbled Glass)

Coloured pencils
Gold gel pen
Corner Chomper

Thanks for stopping by!


Dawn said...

A lovely card for your friend and I didn't know that about rosemary. xxx

Waverunner said...

This is very beautiful. You did that detail work wonderfully. I dont know why, but I never think of doing an overstamp and then using pencil to fill in. Seeing this I really have to try to remember.
hugs Margot

Shabneez said...

A really pretty card - sorry to hear about your friend's Mum. Shabneez x