Monday, August 15, 2011

Blue Bird

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Good morning and Happy Monday everyone! Thanks so much for the "everyone's human and makes mistakes" comments about my ad error. Ya'll know how to make a girl feel better!

This weekend I was saddened by the news that our dear blogging friend and former Squigglefly DT member Stef aka Glitterbabe lost her husband Clyde. I sat down to make a sympathy card for her as soon as I heard. Please keep Stef in your prayers while she adjusts to life without Clyde.

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The image is one of the birds from Angie Davis's Wishing Birds. I printed it twice - once on to card stock and once on to paper. I cut the paper one out and used it as a mask while I brayered on some ink for the background.

The bird was colored with Copic markers and I printed the sentiment with my computer. I drew thin white lines down the outside edges and then frayed the card stock a bit with some scissors. The mask left a little bit of a white shadow near the bird where the brayer couldn't cover, so I filled that in with a Copic marker.

Today is a brand new challenge on the Squigglefly blog! Be sure to go see what Heather has challenged everyone to do. I know the Headliners will inspire you with their creativity!

Have a wonderful day, and thanks for looking!


Linda said...

You card is wonderful. I sent on also. I am so sad for Stef.
Have a wonderful day.

Dawn Frost said...

Very nice HOlly, cute and simple! Great brayering on the background and shading.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

I am so sorry to hear about Stef's loss. Sending hugs. Your card is lovely & I'm sure it will bring her comfort to know you're there.

Anonymous said...

Hi Holly,

This is a beautiful card. I always like the details you come up with such as white lines that get frayed.

I am very sorry to hear about Steph's loss. That's a hard one.

Terri / Brat

bumblebee creations said...

oh my goodness--that is bad news!! I do love your card thought Holly---love the background for your birdie!!

Pam in Ar. said...

My thoughts go out to Stef and her family...thanks for letting us know. As usual, great job on the card :) Have a great week's the job going now??

Elaine A said...

Oh Holly -

Please offer her my condolences. My heart and prayers go out to her.

Elaine Allen

Marlene said...

Such a pretty card...and Stef is such a wonderful person. I'm sure she will love this.