Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Calla Lily Sympathy

We found out that Arlin's Aunt Phyllis passed away last weekend so I made a card especially for her family and used more pastel shades on it. I had just gotten a new stamp set in the mail from Gina K. Designs called Sentimental Calla Lily which is illustrated by Chris Dayton. It has a variety of sentiment combinations so it will be a very versatile set to own.


I did some research first on the internet and found out that the Calla Lily comes in all colors and that many of them have white or silver looking spots on their leaves so I added some to my card. I used Zig markers to color in the lilies. I had a white paint pen with which I added the spots to the leaves. The background was done using a Tim Holtz Lace Layering Stencil and using Gina K. Designs Ocean Mist ink. I did the stenciling after I had the main image already colored in. I was just careful that I did not add ink to the stencil in the area where the lilies were placed.

I just love the font on that nice sentiment from the set. This card worked up quite fast since it is a clean and simple design but I love that look for lots of occasions. One could just change the sentiment.

Well I am entering this card into the Double D Challenge in which pastel colors are to be used. My card was a mix of greens, pinks, yellows and white and of course, the blue stenciled design.

Thanks so much for your visit and I love all the comments you leave too.

God bless,
Verna

14 comments:

Darlene said...

I'm sorry for your loss Verna and I'm sure this beautiful creation will be very comforting! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Pastels’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
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P.S. Hope you had a WONDERFUL birthday!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

So sorry for you loss, Verna! But you made a gorgeous card, which I am sure will be very much appreciated! On a happier note - I got your card today - thank you - it is amazing! That was so not necessary, but I absolutely love it!

Ina G said...

Always sad when you need a Sympathy card for a loved one or friend. This beautiful card will certainly let them know how much you care. Gorgeous card Verna.

Rosy Newlun said...

Please share our condolences for your loss of Arlin'S Aunt. This is extremely gorgeous. I love the stenciled background and watercolor of the lilies. Her family will deeply appreciate your TLC card ♥

Donna Phelan said...

So sorry to hear about his Aunt, but this card is gorgeous and will bring them so much comfort! WOW! It's perfect in everyway, simply AMAZING! Oh and I got a bit of the happiest mail yesterday....thank you! I hope you got oodles of cards, your daughter rallied us all and I am glad she did! xo~

Barbara said...

My sympathies for your loss, but this card will bring comfort to the family. I got your card yesterday, so pretty and it is now on my bulletin board above my computer. Hope your special birthday was out of this world.

Luz Berenguer said...

My condolences for your lost, this is a beautiful card, I'm sure this will bring comfort to the family and God Bless you all, Thank you for sharing

Heidi Stamps said...

Lovely sympathy card, they are so hard to make when you need them. So sorry for your loss.

Judy Woodland said...

So sorry about your hubby's aunt. These things are never easy. Your card is lovely, you have used that stamp perfectly. Gorgeous colors, the recipient will so appreciate it.

Donna Ellis said...

Aw, Verna, sorry to hear about Arlin's aunt. It's so hard seeing our loved ones leave us behind. Your sympathy card is gorgeous - I especially like the spots on the leaves - so glad you added them, and the stencil is wonderful! Another pretty touch to those incredibly colored flowers, is the dimensional gray shadowing them. Wonderful card. xx

Joyce Erb said...

So sorry about the loss of Arlin's aunt. I a sure this card will bring much comfort. It is simply stunning!

Kathy Krug said...

What a fabulous background for the beautiful calla lilies. Thanks for sharing with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope to see more of your designs in future challenges.
Kathy
DD DT

Leslie Miller said...

I used to have some of those callas in several colors with spotty leaves. Pretty, just like your card! I really like the background you created, too. I'm sorry to hear there's been a loss in the family. Your card is a lovely expression of love and sympathy. Thank you for joining us at Double D, Verna.

Amelia Breytenbach said...

So beautiful in every way. Lovely image, color and design detail. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)