Sweet Stampin' ~ Sympathy or Thinking of You

Hey lovelies, ooh I thought I was on top of it all and I've arrived home from our trip up North for the kiddies Autumn break to realise I'd forgotten to schedule my last post! So here it is, better late then never eh?! We are having a 'Sympathy or Thinking of You' challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week. I didn't have a need right now for a Sympathy card, but we miss our Swedish pals so much and I often use sentiments on their cards that express this. I made this card for Georgie to send to their eldest son and I think the sentiment is bang on!

Both our kiddos are big Star Wars fans so we've exchanged Star Wars themed gifts over the years and I knew I had a fabulous image in my stash from Krista Smith that was perfect to colour up depicting these two as Luke & Leia. He's as blonde as she is dark, so I coloured them with my Promarkers to match and stuck with hues that worked with this fabulous paper I had in my stash. If you pop up the pic and look closely you can just spot the Wink of Stella shimmer on their lightsabers. I took it past the lines to make it look like it was glowing. Hard to see in these pics, but lovely in reality.

The fab paper is an older paper from BoBunny's Weekend Market Collection. I love the dark moody hues and thought it was fun for a masculine creation. I kept it simple with distressed edges and mounted it straight onto the black card base. I just added an olive paint chip mat behind the image panel, the sentiment along the side which was cut with a La La Land Stitched Tabs Die

I used a Lil' Inker Square Stitched Mats frame die to cut the image panel and finished the card with a copper toned metal corner which I fixed in place with Ranger Multi Medium Mat Adhesive. Simples!

Head on over to Sweet Stampin' to see what the rest of my madly talented teamies have been up to. There is a wonderful range of inspiration there to help kick you off with this challenge. I'll be back again soon with another crafty adventure, in the meantime, get your craft on and come play along with us if you can. Just remember you need to do some stamping to be eligible for our Top 3 honours. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Crafty Catz: #413 ~ Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #292 ~ Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge: #16 ~ Anything Goes (link failed first try)
Creatalicious Challenges: #137 ~ Anything Goes with Dies or Punches
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Sparkle & Shine (sparkly lightsabers!)
As You Like It: Favourite Colouring Medium ~ Alcohol markers. I love them, Promarkers or Copics, either is fab, but I LOVE the vibrancy and depth of colour that alcohol inks provide. They're my very favourite medium to colour with.


Dawn T said…
totally fabulous Wendy. Hope the trip North was fun. Always good to get away with the kiddos during the hols. Miss doing that with mine now they are all grown up.
Ah this is so cute love it
Pat said…
What a great card Wends, lovely bp and fabulous image with beautiful colours.

Pat xx
Sarah said…
What a lovely sentiment to let someone know they are in your thoughts and a perfectly coloured image too. Another lovely entry for AYLI too xx
pst said…
Great card, wonderful papers. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Creatalicious. We hope to see you back again.
What a lovely card for a young man wends - and as he is a star wars fan I am sure it will be appreciated!
Fikreta said…
Beautiful card!
NanaConnie said…
So beautifully done, Wendy, and your coloring is fantastic! I'm so glad to see you playing along in our Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good luck.
NanaConnie DT
Lynne said…
A fabulous card to send to someone far away and your background paper goes perfectly. Great colouring too. Thank you for joining in at As You Like It x
Marjeta said…
Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Crazy.

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