Sunday, October 1, 2023

Crocus Sympathy

I love the way this card came together, as I was more than somewhat challenged with the 'mood board' that is the inspiration for the new October challenge at We Love Stamping.

In the end, I simply used the basic colours of purple and orange

The sentiment, from Divinity Designs, was gold embossed

The Crocus stamp is a Uniko one, I also gold embossed it, and painted it with watercolours. 
What the camera has picked up as blue is actually a soft purple.
I  masked the image and sprayed the background with a Mr Huey colour mist -  Sorbet.  Again the camera has not shown the true colour, which is more orange than the yellow as it shows. 
The base I adhered the focal panel to is also a soft purple.

A solid gold strip of Washi on the inside, to match the two snippets of gold under the corners of the main panel

The image was repeated on the envelope, stamped using markers on the image.

The prize this month has a wonderful collection of elements,

Do come and join in the fun, as there is always an Anything Goes option to the challenge.

I am linking this to:   

(free, orange, embossing)


At Home In New Zealand said...

Isn't it annoying sometimes when cameras don't pick up the real colours? I love crocus :)

Mervi said...

So adorable and sensitive card;-))m

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Maxine this is beautiful it is so soft and delicate perfect for such a sad occasion hugs
lolo x

Gerrina said...

The colouring on this one is stunning! And great way to handle the colours of the moodboard like this! Enjoy the weekend!

brenda said...

Sorry the mood board was a challenge Maxine but you need not have worried as you've captured the colours so subtly proving a different way to use it, that's what DT inspiration is all about.

B x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Such a gorgeous creation Maxine. Sorry you had cause to make a Sympathy card though.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Fabulous CAS Maxine, love that crocus and your design with the gold corners and the sprayed background. Camera often makes some strange jokes, but also this palette looks so beautiful!

Cynthia said...

This is lovely, Maxine. The soft water colored crocus is lovely with the splattered bg. Thank you for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week!

Linby said...

I haven't used gold embossing for ages and this reminds me of how very effective it is, especially on a lovely CAs design. A beautiful card.

jimlynn said...

Stunning! I love that flower and the background is gorgeous - whether it be yellow or orange! LOVE IT!

Glennis F said...

A lovely crocus Maxine, I hope you are feeling much better now

Tracie said...

Beautiful sympathy card. Thanks for sharing with us at PIP Challenges.

aussie aNNie said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, delightful stamping, stunning colours xx
[sorry Twiggy wasn't there to greet you on my blog ♥]

Chris said...

A beautiful sympathy card, a clean and lovely design, perfect background for your crocus. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.

HilaryJane said...

What a lovely simple card, my favourite type. I am loving the sprayed background too. I always have such trouble with sprays - I haven't learnt how to tame them yet! xx

Ink Outside The Box With Diane said...

Spectacular card! Love all the details. I’m a fan of the crocus! I’m delighted to have you playing with the Krafty Chicks All Occasions Challenge this week. Hope you join us again soon.
Diane - DT

Neet said...

As a huge Alice fan I first of all must say what a super prize that is. Good luck!
Now to your card. The lone crocus is perfect for a sympathy card and you have coloured it in beautifully. So subtle. So pretty. And the envelope too.
Blessings, neet xx

Irish Cherokee said...

Love the simplicity of this card. Very appropriate image for a sympathy card.

Hugs and Blessings

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful sympathy card and love the embossed crocus.
Carol x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So beautiful and very calming card, just perfect for the sad occasion.
Faith x

Renske said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining the Polkadoodles challenge this week! Good luck with your entry.

Crafty Hugs, Renske Polkadoodles DT

Brenda said...

Wow, you did great with that mood board Maxine! I'm not sure if I could have pulled it off like you did. I love your sympathy card! The crocus image is just beautiful, love the way you colored it. Your color combo was the perfect ones to use from the mood board. I very beautiful sympathy indeed! Hugs, Brenda

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is stunning!

Ashwini Rao said...

Really gorgeous! The Crocus is colored wonderfully and looks really lovely against the splatter background. Thank you for joining us at the Happy Little Stampers Watercolor challenge with this beauty!