Wednesday, 6 April 2011

One-Layer Wednesday 48: A Sympathetic Challenge

Hello again from the coffee house, hope you're well today? Are you sitting comfortably, got coffee? It's okay relax this is a short post.
I've made a card for Susan's Simplicity challenge
No one likes to have to make these cards but from time to time we will need them.


 

OLW48 Rules

1. A one-layer card is defined as a single layer of cardstock folded in half. No other layers allowed.

2. Make a sympathy card that uses an image other than trees or flowers. Remember to keep embellishments to a minimum.

here is my card

Had a bit of trouble getting the sentiment to stamp clearly, this is the second attempt, I can be a bit obsessive, after all it's hand made!
Stamps are;
For the background text an acrylic set Bella Boulevard 'In the Garden' I think, had them a long time.
Papertrey Ink Mat stack 2 .

The sun is shining furiously in the UK today so I'm planning to get out in the garden soon. Hope the sun's with you too, have a lovely day, Bye for Now:0) xxx

32 comments:

Susan Allan said...

I think you have cracked the challenge.
Well done!

I know what you mean about not stamping the 'whole' of something...happens to me all the time. I put it down to storing them not quite flat!

The image you have chosen is a good alternative to the flowers etc.
Sue xx

Susan Allan said...

Meant to say..nice one!

ThinkInk Creative said...

This is beautiful. I'm not so happy with mine. Susan's right, making sympathy cards is a challenge. I like happy images so a sombre tone is hard.

You did a great job.

regards,
Malyn

Kathyk said...

These are always tricky cards to master and a one layer with no trees or flowers is even tougher but yours is beautiful and very appropriate

Kathyk

Chrysalis said...

Hi Mustav - so glad I came to visit (saw your name in Susan Allan's comments). I love your blog - your work is smashing and I'll be popping over lots more. Thanks for sharing. x

Debgem said...

This is really beautiful. I love the soft, subtle colours and the image is perfect for a sympathy card.

Tiya-B said...

what a wonderful design, great for the challenge.

Pops x said...

This is beautiful. hugs pops x

Jenny said...

A lovely card so suitable too. This is going to be a tough one this week, I can't let it beat me tho !
jennie X

Annie said...

you certainly got this challenge nailed. an elegant card for a sad occasion.
hugs, annie x

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

so simple and beautiful , you can create very beautiful wedding cards.

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Maria, I think something may have been lost in translation but Thank you for your lovey thoughts. I guess it could be mistaken for a wedding card. I may have to try it that way he! he!:0)

Netty said...

Now that is a morbid subject to choose for a challenge......
But you have totally aced the challenge brilliantly. Annette x

Susan Raihala said...

Oh, man. This is so wonderful! I hadn't even thought about using text, but it's ideal for this theme, and paired with the flourish, it's perfect.

lisa said...

It's been a wonderful day hasn't it. Doesn't the sunshine make you feel so much better. I hope you managed to get out in the garden.
Your card is just perfect for a difficult occassion. It's very subdued but very classy.
Hugs Lisax

Jules said...

Very inspirational.

Shame about the subject matter but unfortunately such cards are sometimes needed.

Hope you managed to get out into the sunshine.

I only managed the washing line a few times :-(

Love Jules xx

Rosemary said...

absolutely brilliant card!! love it!!!

Loli said...

Hello Musttav, thank you for take the time to visit my blog and post comments about my works, i'm so glad to see you.
Elegant card.i love it
A hug from Palma de mallorca:D

cardz said...

Very pretty layout and choice of stamps. It is elegant but thoughtful at the same time.
Heather T

Linda R. said...

Hello my sweet friend.. Still on my first cup of Java.. Trying to wake up.. Your care look wonderful. I don't think I have ever made a sympathy card.. Hmmmm..

Hugs, Linda

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

This is a very elegant sympathy card. AWESOME (as they say in the USA!)

Hus, Sandra

Julie said...

A very stylish card, beautifully done.

Susan said...

I love this! I was trying to do something like this, but never could get it to look right...you've nailed it!!

Colleen said...

Beautiful and elegant sympathy card! I was going to try something like this, but it never would have looked as good as yours.
Hugs,
Colleen

Mina said...

wow I love this its just perfect and what do you mean your a perfectionist...I have never heard of a perfectionist stamper lol...arent we all...Im sending huge positive thoughts and good luck for your sons job
Mina xxx

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, this is truly amazing! All your spaces and break up of the script, sentiment and scroll are so perfect. This card is very pleasing to the eye and I love this idea for a sympathy card. Thanks for the inspiration, MC!

Lisa A. said...

This is beautiful!! I love the use of script with your card...the sentiment is lovely...a wonderful sympathy card:)!!

Elin said...

Love your card! It's elegant and goes well with the sentiment and challenge :)

kingstonmama said...

This is a wonderful card. I love the stamps you have chosen. They work beautifully together.

Carol said...

This card is simple GORGEOUS! Love the script, the sentiment, the image...all are just perfect together....making the perfect card! Must remember this one for future inspiration!

Esther said...

What a beautiful, elegant card...I try and tell myself too things don't have to be perfect when they're hand made, but I too am obsessed with getting it right !! Hope you'e had a good weekend Esther xx

The Crafty Elf said...

Very nice! Lovely lovely card.