Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Botanical Orchid

     We're mid-way through the August challenge over at Jan's Digi Stamps and I've done this card for the mid-way reminder.  I used Botanical Orchids for this sympathy card.  I almost never make sympathy cards until they are needed and at that point, they are so hard to make.  But this image from that particular set, which is really a secondary image, just seemed to lend itself to a generic sympathy card.

Colored w ProMarkers
Image cut with QuicKutz die, edges inked
Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon
Quadruple loop, hand-tied bow - sheer ribbon
Raindrop gem + 3 mini gems

A Bit More Time
Artsy Stamper
Colour Crazy
Crafty Sentiments
Creative Craft Cottage
Creative Crafters
Digi Choosday
Dream Valley

     You have until September 6 to play in our challenge and our theme is always Anything Goes so come join us.  We love being inspired by you.  :-D  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


meg said...

Beautiful colouring on this fabulous image and a wonderful design for a sympathy card

Claire (Mrs H) said...

Love this image and such a beutiful colour
Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Linda Simpson said...

This is stunning Connie, love the orchid and beautiful layout.
Linda xxx

*Vicki* said...

Your flower is just stunning Connie!! Really love the soft purple hues on it!! HUGS

Darlene said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Artsystamper Challenge Blog! Good Luck in the draw and hope to see you again next challenge!

Please stop by for a visit.

Nelly said...

Such a pretty card, lovely coloring and layout! ... Thanks for sharing at #33 challenge: crafty Hugs Nelly DT X

Donna Ellis said...

How magnificent your orchids are, Connie! The coloring is superb! Love love LOVE your beautiful creation! xx

Karen Page said...

Connie, this is simply stunning! Your coloring is so beautiful, I feel like I could reach out and feel the petals!!! I agree that sympathy cards are much harder to make when you actually need one. That said, my stash is barren of sympathy cards and I really must rectify that, especially as I anticipate needing one sooner rather than later with someone close to me. It is exactly that reason that keeps me from making one now, as I don't want to worry I influenced fate!!! If we make it to the end of this year without needing one, I will certainly make a set of generic sympathy cards at the start of the new year without that person in mind and hope the luck of 2021 is better than 2020!

Melissa said...

Great card. thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Challenge xx

Billie A said...

Beautiful. Love the image and your coloring. The colors are beautiful and love the way you did the ribbon. so glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments (and Crafty Sentiments)

Debbie said...

What a beautiful card.
Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at
Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
Crafty Hugs x
Debbie Maddock
My blog

Lin said...

What a beautiful sympathy card.

Thank you for sharing in our Gems Or Pearls challenge.

Dream Valley

anncreatief said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck. Have a nice day
Anneke DT

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is lovely.

Guess what I discovered today? My mail program has been stashing most of my blog post reminders into my junk folder, something I tend to forget about. I'll be playing catch up with some of your older posts now.


Mel Sanz said...

This is stunning. Love your coloring

Jennifer_GlitterInMyHair said...

What a great project! So cute! Thanks for sharing it with us at Polkadoodles’ Gems Challenge good luck and hope to see you again!

Jennifer, DT
You can also find me on Instagram!

Dawn Frost said...

Gorgeous orchid NanaConnie! Thanks for joining Colour Crazy Challenges, good luck! Dawn DT

Madison said...

What a sweet card. Thanks for entering PD Digi Chooseday. Madison

Jennifer_GlitterInMyHair said...

Fantastic project! What a lovely image. Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Choosday good luck and hope to see you again!

Jennifer, DT
You can also find me on Instagram!