Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Angels Among Us

I write this post with a heavy heart. My dear friend, Angela, told me today about a friend of hers who recently lost her 2-year old son, Nate, in a tragic accident. Angela's sister, Lisa Bearnson, wrote about it in her blog - read it here.

...If ever I wanted to make a homemade card, now is the time. As a fellow mom of 3 boys, my heart breaks for Nadine and her family. With a heavy heart and tears in my eyes, I set to work immediately. This is the card I will be sending to Nadine.

I used the Summer by the Sea stamp set again - remember it is not in the current catalog, but it is not retired. I stamped it onto Watercolor paper with StazOn ink and colored it using Watercolor Wonder Crayons and an Aquapainter. The edges were roughed up using the Cutter kit. Here is a closer look:

The base card is Chocolate Chip, and the layer of Kraft on top is stamped with the Sanded background stamp and sponged using Close to Cocoa ink. The sentiment comes from Close as a Memory, stamped in Not Quite Navy ink. Some Chocolate Chip wide grosgrain ribbon and a few pieces from my Hodgepodge Hardware finish it off, along with a small flower from my Pretties Kit.

I encourage you to do what we do best... send a hug in an envelope to someone who could really use it.


Mel said...

Such a beautiful card, gorgeous coloring, layout and details. I'm so saddened and I feel for those parents.

silli said...

very pretty, I love the coloration..TFS:-)

Pattie said...

What a beautiful card you have made for this very sad turn of events.


Nancy Riley said...

A horrible tragedy for that family. Your card couldn't be more beautiful and appropriate.

Anonymous said...

I love your watercoloring - I'm certain the family will appreciate your kind wishes.

Corie said...

This is just GORGEOUS!!