Monday, March 22, 2010

Copic Coloring - Engraved Flower

I'm feeling a little subdued today. I found out this weekend that the daughter of a friend passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack, and my heart's been breaking for him ever since. He's a dear man who has always had such a positive outlook on life, but he's recently had a whole slew of bad luck concerning the health of his loved ones. And now this. I can't imagine the pain he's going through.

I wanted to make a sympathy card for he and his wife, but I've never made one before, and it's not something that's easy to do. There's a lot to consider, as far as images, color, and sentiment, that will hopefully convey your compassion and support to the family.

I wanted to use this engraged flower cling stamp from Hero Arts that I won in the blog candy giveaway from Kathy at the Daily Marker. I colored it with Copics, choosing hues of blue and yellow.

As far as the rest of the card, I've taken it apart several times and I'm not going to have it done in time to post today. I'll save that for tomorrow. I seems wrong to make it too cheery, and yet you don't want it to be too somber either. It's a tricky balance.

Well, I'm going to close for tonight and take a few moments to watch my children as they sleep. Hold your loved ones close today and tell them that you love them. Life is so fleeting -- make the most of every moment while you can.


  1. Thank you! I've changed it up a bit, darkened it a little at the center. Hopefully I've improved it and not ruined it! I'll post the completed card later today.

  2. This is gorgeous. You colored the awesome flower beautifully.


Thank you so much for taking a few moments to brighten my day!


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