With sympathy

Gabriel & Co. fine jewelry

Hello, crafting friends!
Sadly I needed a sympathy card and they’re always hard to make aren’t they. I always think nature scenes are a good way to go – there’s something peaceful about them.
This card started off as a one layer card but I splodged ink, not only on the bottom of the scene but also  inside the card! I am a messy crafter :/ Anyway, I saved it by trimming the card front down and using it as a panel on a clean card base instead. And then I’ve had terrible problems photographing it too so altogether a frustrating day in the Crafty Square Metre!
The background was made by masking off the bottom of the card and sponging blue ink above it, then swapping over and sponging green ink below it. The scene was stamped using stamps from Stampin’ Up’s Snow Front. I finished off by doodling some birds and tapping my white Posca paint pen against a ruler to get some white splatters – thanks for that tip Nancy if you’re reading this!
I’m linking this card up with AAA Cards where the theme is One Corner with the optional twist of Making a Scene; I’m also joining in with Watercooler Wednesday, where Dawn is hosting an Anything Goes challenge with a Masculine Twist; and Cardz 4 Guyz, where Helen has chosen Male cards with a CAS theme.
I’ve been feeling a bit blue I must admit, but this morning my lovely baking friend popped round and left a batch of Mince Pie Therapy on my doorstep. There’s been a delivery of some intriguing new books and I have lots of fabulous things to craft with, not to mention a wonderful supportive family, including my Personal Trainer, Mrs Floof! I am very grateful for all of this and for all of you, my online friends who share the excitement of creativity. And  there we are – I’m feeling better already!

Sending hugs,

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