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Saturday, 13 April 2013

Sketch Saturday #254

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Sadly I needed to make some sympathy cards recently when my Auntie died.  Jen made a fabulous sketch for us this week but I thought it was just a little too trendy for a sympathy card so I have varied it just a little. By extending the horizontal panels I was able to centre my image beneath the birds pictured on my embossing folder.  I embossed both the black and the white card and have attempted to line them up.

My image came from some on-line colouring pages here.  It was my Auntie Marigold who passed away and I thought the image was very appropriate.   The flowers are coloured "no-lines" which was very difficult and not entirely successful but I do feel that the soft blurry feel of them was perfect for the sadness of the occasion.   My sentiment is Stampin Up.

And here is our sketch.  Do come and play along with us and don't forget to check out my teamies' blogs and share some love.

I needed a second card for my Aunt's sister.  This image which is of a different variety of Marigolds came from here and was coloured with copics.  The sentiment is Stampin Up and I used my Tied Together  embossing folder.

Sorry if I haven't been visiting you.  I have had a horrible cold and sinus infection this week and I've been feeling pretty awful.   I hope to be back to normal soon!


Marianne Reijgersberg said...

Two beautiful cards. Love the white and black with that warm color orange red.
Hope you feel better today.
Big Hug Marianne

Tracy said...

That lovely orange really pops on the black and white background Lesley. Beautiful card!

coops said...

both so beautiful and classy lesley.sorry to hear about the loss of your aunty and i hope you feel better soon.

xx coops xx

Doreen said...

I love such flower cards. so beautiful. I cannot make such stupid *lol*
Big hugs
Doreen xx
Have a nice weekend

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are beautiful Lesley I like the embossing and the floral stamps.
Kevin xx

Tkat said...

great cards. sad occasions, but these are sure to bring a smile :)

Unknown said...

Sorry you had to make cards for such a sad occasion, but they are really beautiful, and very fitting. And I love the no outlined images :)

I'd love it if you'd come follow me on my new blog where I post almost every day now!
Lizy xx

Shelby said...

Sorry for the loss of your Aunt. These cards are gorgeous and the Marigolds look stunning.


June Nelson said...

Oh this is lovely, its sad though and I feel for you hunnie, I have also had that rotten cold! hope your ok now, no one else has said they have spotted malware on myblog shug,thanks so much for your lovely comment big huggies June xxxxxxxxxxxx

Julie said...

These are both beauties, Lesley! Love the colours against the white embossed backgrounds!