You're In My Thoughts...PDCC31 50

Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, May 26, 2010 @ 9:00 PM | , , ,

Hi Everyone! It's time for another color challenge at The Play Date Cafe. Julie chose this week's color palette. I needed a Sympathy card for my dear friend Sue in Buffalo, NY who recently suffered the loss of her sister-in-law. I can't even imagine what she is experiencing& my heart goes out to her & her family.
I was drawn to the soft pastel lavender hues & creamy caramel colors in this gorgeous inspiration photo. It is really interesting & fun to see what colors trigger others MOJO focusing on the same photo.I was inspired to create a frame using a combination of a Spellbinders™ Labels Ten & Petite Ovals LG die templates by my Cyber-friend Beate. If you ever want to learn a new technique, I highly recommend you stop by her blog (click HERE) or you can find her at Splitcoaststampers.com She has soooo many tricks up her sleeve & willing shares her expertise!

To create the label frame first I sprayed Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to a piece of cs & dried it immediately with my hand held craft dryer, being careful not to start a fire or get a 3rd degree burn on my fingers! I wish you could see the beautiful shimmer left on the frame! Then I inked up & stamped a Waltzingmouse image from the Very Vintage labels No. 10 set (that fits flawlessly with the Spellbinders™ Labels Ten die templates), positioned & secured both die template, cut & embossed using The Wizard™. I also adventured & made my own Vintagey seam binding! Piece of cupcake :)

I hope you can join along with this week's creativity challenge. After you have made your project, please head on over to The Play Date Cafe & link your post. If you post your creations in an on-line gallery, please label it PDCC31 so we won't miss them! Be sure to see what all The Play Date Cafe DT girls have created, (listed on my side bar). I hope you come join the fun! Thanks for looking! Be Sweet :)

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Very Vintage labels No. 10, Words of Wisdom, Big Blooms

Paper: K&Company, Stampin' Up, Papertrey Ink

Ink: Tattered Angels Caramel Apple, Pashmina, Popsicle Glimmer Mist, Colorbox Chalk White, Ranger, Memento

Other: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities S5-122 Labels Ten, S4-138 Petite Ovals LG, S4-171 Nested Butterflies, S4-109 Flower Creations Three, I2-006 Floral and Stone Impressabilities™, W-001 The Wizard™ Making Memories brad, Martha Stewart pearls, seam binding, brad, button from stash, Husqvarna sewing machine

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50 Sweet Comments So Far:

Julie Ranae said...

What a lovely card for such a sad occasion, Mona...you really hit these colors head on and you did a phenomenal job!

Brenda Benoit said...

The colors are beautifull..very nicely done..love your site..

Dana Gustafson said...

So very gorgeous and elegant for your sweet friend. I can't imagine how she feels but surely the loving suppurt of her family and friends will lift her up in such a difficult time.

Davi said...

OH Mona, this is absolutely beyond stunning!! I love these colors,the dimension and lovely softness relays such a tenderness that Im sure your friend will be greatly comforted by the love and thoughtfulness that it was obviously created with!

Crystal said...

Gorgeous sympathy card! Lovely colors and perfect sentiment! Your friend is lucky to have you!

Mary Chen said...

I really love that SB label and how you used the Glimmer Mist to give it such a rich color! What a perfect focal point of your gorgeous card! I love the colors you all have chosen for this week! Bravo!

E.T said...

gorgeous card Mona! Love the flower... the touch of lavender on the top flap is just beautiful!

Kim said...

I'll be praying for your friend. This is so beautiful, the colors, the frame, the gorgeous flower. Great inspiration photo too!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Ruby said...

Ah, what a beautiful sympathy card. I really should learn some of these gorgeous techniques you use. I love the butterfly accent too!

Beate said...

I am sorry you have to make a sympathy card. But trust you to make the most beautiful creation. You always find a way to give your cards a vintage feel. I LOVE all the stitching, the frame and of course that beautiful flower.

Thanks for the shoutout girlfriend, but I didn't show you that Nestabilities combo. I am still waiting for my Label 10 Nesties to arrive (they are ordered! :) I WILL try that though once they come in. I am having fun creating frames with my Nestabilities and yours looks AMAZING! I will also have to place an order with Walzingmouse. Those stamps that match the nesties look incredible.

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful card. Love the frame you created. (Thought it was a bought embellishmen) Wonderful elegance.

Jan said...

such sad circumstances but your card is sure to be uplifting!

Claire Brennan said...

Mona, this is such a beautiful, soft and heartwarming card, I am so sorry to hear the circumstances but your friend is sure to feel how much you care. Hugs.

Silke Ledlow said...

Mona this is the most gorgeous sympathy card I have ever seen!!! This card will definitely bring a big smile to your friends face!!! Hugs ~S~

Stephanie Kraft said...

Such a gorgeous card, Mona! I'm sorry for your friend's loss.. your card will no doubt love it!

Heather Jensen said...

So lovely Mona! The flower, butterfly and frame are such wonderful elements in your creation. I am sure she will be so happy to see your card arrive in the mail. :)

Crayola58 said...

This is an absolutely stunning card for such a sad need. This will be cherished. I love your work, girl.
Hugs
Carole

SOS said...

Lovely card. I send your friend a hug

peggy gatto said...

Your card makes me smile, comforting art piece!

Sam Marsdon said...

Gorgeous card, Mona! Love those colors and that frame is amazing. I must get that SB die! So pretty!

Heidi said...

I'm so sorry for your friend's loss but I'm sure your beautiful creation might help! Your card is so gorgeous! That frame and sentiment is stunning!

Gina said...

Your card will brighten your friends day for sure . . . I'm so sorry for her loss!

Silvia said...

Just devine! I love the color palette. The technique with the spellbinder dies is great too!! Sorry to hear about your friend loss. This card will for sure lift her spirit. You are very sweet Mona...!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Sad circumstances but stunning card, excuisite flower, I love it. Beautiful creation. Tracy Evans x

Beth said...

Fabulous card, Mona! Your colors turned out perfect and I love the cool technique to make that gorgeous frame! You colored it so nicely!

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a lovely Sympathy card, sure to bring comfort to your friend.

1CardCreator said...

I'm sorry for your friends loss, the card you made will certainly bring comfort to her. I love how you made the frame on this. Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Sue a/k/a MOUSEMOM40 said...

What a beautiful card - and the sentiment is perfect too. Your work is always so beautiful, Mona.

Lisa said...

Hi Mona! Your card is absolutely gorgeous and the colors go together so well!! That flower is beautiful! I'm a sucker for a handmade flower! I was able to find the candle topper and I bought it and put it to use. It is so pretty! Thanks again for the info! I hope you don't mind but I thanked you on my blog and told everyone about your beautiful blog and cards.
Have a great day!

AJ said...

wow. Mona- I am in awe every time I stop by your blog! Just beautiful! LOVE this! :)

Pammy said...

I'm very sorry for your friend's loss! I think your card is amazingly beautiful and I'm sure her family will greatly appreciate it! Your design is gorgeous, Mona! You are the most consistent designer I've seen. Every single thing you make is jaw dropping! TFS!

Karla said...

Mona, this is so special! Love that flower and love how you framed the sentiment so beautifully!

Terre said...

Mona, sorry for your friend's loss, you made such a beautiful card, I wish it was for a different situation. I love the hand made flowers but you know that after the class I taught at the DT retreat. Hugs girl, you will have to follow it up with a thinking of you card to bring yet another smile to her face.

Shana said...

Wow! It's lovely. That is some serious precision sewing! I'm sorry for your friend's loss.

Kathy Martin said...

Oh so lovely! Great seam binding bow! :)

Stacy said...

Fabulous card Mona, so sorry for your friend..
Hugs~Stacy

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So pretty Mona, love everything, especially the frame. Sorry to hear about your friend's loss.
I made my card for JUGS today, now waiting to take photo and send it in. Hopefully I can find some time tomorrow!

GinaB said...

Mona, unbelievable card! Love those purples and the frame you created is so pretty! Love how you colored it and the sentiment is beautiful!

HawaiiRenee said...

What a beauty! Mona, there are so many wonderful elements to this gorgeous card! That frame is so unique and your flower is just amazing! Wow!
Aloha,
Renee

Anne Jagger said...

This is very beautiful

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW!!!! So gorgeous and done in your beautiful vintage style!!! Your detailing is gorgeous, love how you framed the sentiment and of course your flower is fantastic!!!!

Inger said...

What an elegant and beautiful Sympathy card!!

Inger

june lanum said...

Mona what a beautiful card and the colors are spot on.

Lynn said...

Stunning card Mona!
Especially meaningful.. The only way is really to trust in Him. :)

GabrielleH said...

Gorgeous card Mona! So sorry to hear of your friend's loss! Your beautiful card is bound to bring a bit of joy to their heart!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Oh, Mona--this is simply beautiful! I cannot believe how gorgeous it is--you always have the prettiest cards! This card will be cherished--sorry to hear about the loss!

Norma said...

OMG, this is beyond fabulous! What beautiful colors and I love your Spellbinders frame you created! I wish I could come up with such beautiful designs! You really have a gift! It is wonderful that you can use this talent to ease the pain of your friend's loss. Bless you!

Kathryn B said...

Sorry to hear about your friends loss...
That is just the coolest frame ever! It looks so antique! It's very striking against the background of purples.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors, that frame... the pretty flower! :o) TFS!

Andrea M said...

Just catching up on my fav blogs - always love to see what you've created. Wow! Gorgeous!


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