With Sympathy 41

Mona Pendleton | Monday, August 3, 2015 @ 8:35 AM | ,


Hi there! I hope you off to a great start of the new week! Today I have a sympathy card to share that I made for my DD Angie. One of Angie's girl friends from high school was injured in a motorcycle accident and has passed away. She was only a baby at 25 years young. Angie is flying to Buffalo tomorrow for the service celebrating the young girls life.
 I joined along with the Grand Finale Compendium of Curiousities Challenge Volume 3which was to create a project featuring the Layering Stencil: Monoprint technique:
To create my layered monoprint background, I first painted white cardstock using Spun Sugar Distress Paint then I added lots of interest using the following Tim Holtz stencils: Hearts, Dot Fade and Harlequin along with Picked Raspberry Distress Paint, Tarnished Brass Distress Paint and Vintage Photo Distress Ink:
 I embellished the card with a beautiful gold highlighted die cut / embossed butterfly and pretty blossom from my stash:
I'm also joining along with the following challenges:
For sketch inspiration, the retrosketches sketch challenge:
as well as The Mixed Media Card Challenge:
Many thanks for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great day / evening!

Be Sweet ;)
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41 Sweet Comments So Far:

Julia Aston said...

So sorry that you needed this card for Angie's friend - but how beautiful for the family to receive in honor of their daugher - what wonderful colors and layers using this technique!

Julia Aston said...

Forgot to say - thank you for joining us in the Mixed Media Card Challenge with this lovely creation Mona! Julia xx

Candy C said...

Mona....such a beautiful card for such a sad occasion. Your monoprinting is beautifully done. I love your layers of various cardstock shapes and colors. Even machine stitched! I also love your distressed butterfly. So lovely. Thank you for your lovely comments and for sharing your art with us at CC3C. ❤️ Candy

Lisa said...

I'm so sorry that you needed this for Angie's friend. It's absolutely stunning. The background looks amazing. I love the colors and the amazing butterfly. What a gorgeous card for such a sad occasion. Prayers for her family.

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Stella said...

I am so sorry to hear you had to make this card due to this tragic accident. Such an immense loss for her parents. So unfair to loose a child. She was too young. Life is not fair from time to time. Your card will bring some comfot for sure. It;s beautiful and I know it will be cherished.
I am also sorry for your daughter; it must be so hard to say goodbye to a friend. Sending a hug!

alexandra s.m. said...

What a tragedy! I'm so sad to read that Angie needed a sympathy card...
no doubt the beauty of your card will bring some comfort...
blessings~

Cheryl Grigsby said...

What a lovely, tender card, Mona. A beautiful way to express your love and sympathy. I was looking closely to see how you'd created your background but couldn't identify the stencils until I read your blog text. They combine amazingly to create an interesting foundation. Just beautiful!

Anita Houston said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your background and the tones of pinks and brown! This is gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for playing with us in the last challenge at CC3C!!!

Helen Wallace said...

How sad to read about a young life snuffed out too soon. Love the soft and pretty card to express your daughter's love and condolences. TFS

Lisa said...

Just back from vacation and trying to play catch up! I'm so sorry to hear of Angie's loss. I know this card was a comfort to her knowing the love that you put into it. It's beautiful Mona!

Kathy Bradley said...

Mona,
Your card is lovely and serene. It's so hard to make these cards - but we all need them at one time or another. I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter's friend - she was so young!

Sue Lelli said...

So SAD, Mona. So Young. This is a Beautiful card for Angie to give.

Carol Reisner said...

Stunning! Love that gorgeous background and beautiful butterfly! So sorry to hear this terrible news about Angie's friend. :(

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

So sad to hear about the tragic accident n loss !
Your card is very beautiful..I think her parents will love it .

Mary Chen said...

Stunning card! So sorry about your daughter's friend. So young and so sad. I think this card will help her parents.

Redanne said...

So very sorry to hear of the tragic death of your daughter's friend, all the more sad for her being so young.

Your layered card is stunning, I love the wonderful background and the gorgeous butterfly - they always remind me how fragile life is, so it is perfect for the sad occasion. Hugs, Anne xx

Lynette Jacobs said...

It is so incredibly sad when a life is cut short so young...my condolences to your daughter and to the family.

Your card is very beautiful.

Evelyn Walter said...

What a sad reason to do that card. It´s always a big tagedy, when young men are passing away.
But your card is very pretty, Mona! I love the combination of gold and and pink!
Hugs
Evelyn

Patty O'Malley said...

What a terrible tragedy! May she rest in peace. Your card is so beautiful and heartfelt.

Sherrie K. said...

I am so sorry to hear about your daughter, Angie's friend. It is hard to hear about a life being taken so young. My prayers to your daughter and her friends family.

Your card is so pretty Mona! The monoprint technique is beautiful! The layering and the distressed edges look amazing! I love the beautiful butterfly:)
Beautiful design!
Sherrie K

Annette Green said...

Oh my goodness, what a tragic thing to happen. Your daughter must be in shock. It's always sad when someone passes suddenly, but even more so when they are very young like this. Your card is soft and soothing and extremely beautiful. I'm so happy your shared your creation in the final CC3 Challenge. Hugs!

Lisa S. said...

Sorry to hear of Angie's friend passing, and so young. Your sympathy card for her is beautiful! xx

Tracey said...

So sorry to hear about your daughter's friend. 25 is definitely too young. The card is beautiful though and sure to brighten her spirits!

Petra Swart said...

So sorry to hear about your daughter's friend, Mona!!!! You've made a beautiful sympathy card for her!!! The butterfly and the little rose is stunning!!! TFS.

Petra Swart said...

So sorry to hear about your daughter's friend, Mona!!!! You've made a beautiful sympathy card for her!!! The butterfly and the little rose is stunning!!! TFS.

Becca Cruger said...

Mona, this is absolutely stunning and I'm sure your friend will treasure it. I'm always amazed at how you can look at a sketch and distress it up a bit. Shabby chic, oh-so-lovely and elegant!

Christine L said...

A very sad card to have to make Mona.... but you've created something beautiful to remember Angie's friend..

Hugs
Chrisitne x

Isabel Jett said...

So sorry you are having to make this card. It is stunning and I hope it helps your friends.

Kelly said...

Beautiful card for such a sad occasion. So sorry for that family! Thanks for sharing this with us! I will give my daughter an extra hug tonight...

Susan Lankford said...

Lovely, beautiful card for such a sad occasion....I know it will be much appreciated.

honeybeelane said...

I'm so sorry for your daughter's loss. How very sad. This is a beautiful card, made with much loving care. Thank you for sharing at MMCC. Melissa - DT

Melissa Merritt said...

A very elegant and beautify sympathy card. I really like the gold on the butterfly.

Sara Barker said...

I'm so sorry to hear of the tragic loss of your daughter's friend. I'm sure this young girl's family will find comfort in your beautiful card. Your color palette is so soft and fitting for this occasion and the mono print background you have created is just inspiring! Lovely card with so many sweet details! Hugs!

Cheryl W. said...

Your card is so lovely, Mona, and I know it will be appreciated by the grieving family. I can see that you put a lot of your own sensitive spirit and love into it. The family will surely be comforted by it.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Such a sad event! Your beautiful card will bring her and her family great comfort.

Sanna Lippert said...

again an absolutely stunning card, Mona! love your take on the challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at MMCC this month :).

Joi at RR said...

STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL. j.

Yvonne said...

Even though it's for a sad occasion this is an absolutely beautiful card. Thank you for playing along with us!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Such a beautiful card to give comfort. Beautiful layering and texture. Thanks for sharing at the Mixed Media Card Challenge

Greta said...

Oh how heartbreaking & awful for your daughter. This is so beautiful & I know it brought comfort.

Greta said...

Forgot to say--congrats on the shout-out at TMMCC!


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