Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Peace to Arthur

Hello Everyone,

For today I am playing along with a fantastic color challenge from IN(K)SPIRE_me. This challenge immediately caught my eye! These soft elegant colors are so nicely suited for a flower card. Here is my design for tonight; enjoy!

I see this card not a sympathy card but as a celebration of life.
The soft and elegant colors are reflecting a life well lived.
Cheery, inviting, and happy is what our little Arthur was to us.
The flowers were colored using a combination of
Stampin' Up! and Mexpy alcohol markers.
The sentiment shown through the window. Peace for my aunt who has just lost her dog, Arthur.
I covered the card with my hand to create a shadow on the front allowing the light to glow through the back.
The blender marker really came in handy to fade out the sky.
Also used a combination of stamp sets from Stampin' Up!
I would also like to join House of Cards for their window card challenge. It was their challenge that inspired me to create this window.

Entering Challenges:
IN(K)SPIRE_me: Challenge #225
House of Cards: Stamp/Punch Label Technique

    


This is a not so much a sympathy card as a 'celebration of a life well lived' card. See, today my aunt's dog, Arthur, had to be put to sleep. My aunt and I are very close, so upon hearing this news I ached for her as well as her beloved dog. He was a miniature dachshund, who lived to the ripe old age of 14!! He is loved and is now at peace; and for that I am thankful.

For those of us who reside in the United States, I would like to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. May your turkey be tasty and your cranberry be tart! Take care all and thanks again for stopping by and hope to see you soon!!

All the best,
Shawna

8 comments:

Dotty Jo x said...

A beautiful card, Shawna, and I know your aunt will take great comfort from receiving something so beautiful at such a sad time. Thanks for joining us at HOC, Jo x HOC/DT

Andrea und Annemarie said...

Wow, a wonderful card for a not so nice occasion. I am sure, your aunt will appreciate it a lot! Sorry for her and your loss. Thanks for joining us at IN{K}SPIRE_me. ~ Annemarie

Petra Swart said...

What a wonderful card for your aunt at this difficult time for her and for you, Shawna!!!! So sorry to hear about Arthur!!!! I can see that you've put a lot of thinking and time into this special card - it's beautiful!!!!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!!!

Monika Reeck said...

very beautiful Sympathy card my friend
Love the flowers color and the cute dog there
your aunty will feel warm to get this sympathy card from you
Adorable design color and as you know I love always your card style my friend
look at my new Little Shop sweety
Miss you
Hugs
Monika

Heike - born2stamp.com said...

Stunning card! I really love how the flowers pop. Just beautiful. Sorry for your aunts (and your) loss. Thanks for playing along with IN{K}SPIRE_me, Heike

Lilian YF said...

This is beautiful! Sorry to hear about Arthur!
Thank you for joining us at House of Cards!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio

Merethe Arstein said...

Great way to celebrate the good times. Thanks for playing along with our challenge at House of Cards
Ma (✿*‿*) HOC DT
http://majaapia.blogspot.no/

Karen Petitt said...

Oh Shawna I am sad for you and your aunt. We have lost many pets over the years - it's the price we pay for allowing them into our family. This is a really beautiful card for a sad occasion but it is also a beautiful celebration. Wonderful colouring skills you have too huni. Big hugs from me Karen xx

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