Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Cardmaking is Therapy




Said goodbye yesterday to our sweet puppy dog, Keesha.  She had a long & happy life, but it's never long enough.  I know some of you have furbaby family members & understand the sadness & empty feeling.  I was off today, thankfully, & spent some time concentrating on making a card.  

The beautiful sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch! gave me the perfect opportunity to use my new Penny Black stamp, with flourish, 40-241, which coordinates with Spellbinders Labels 16.  I inked the stamp with a Faber-Castell big brush & immediately poured on embossing powder.  The pretty hat & sentiment are from Penny Black's lace delight, 30-115.  I paper pieced the hat & colored it with the big brush & some COPIC markers.  The roses are brushed with Shimmer Spritz & Stickles was added to the lace.  Foam tape is used to attach the top of the hat & give it shape while the brim is glued flat with the lace edge slightly bent up.  I like the aqua, lavender & gray color combo.  Hope you do, too.  Thanks so much for visiting my blog.  I'm still catching up & will visit you soon--not used to Feedly yet.



21 comments:

  1. hi Greta, I am so sorry to hear the sad news. They are most definitely part of the family and its hard to say goodbye. Our cat is 20 this year... Think of the good memories to help you through the tough moments. Wonderful card, love the fancy frame :)

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  2. Hi Greta, I am sorry to hear about your dog....our animals are definetly part of our families. I love this card of your's....the collors are perfect together and the way that you have anchored your sentiment is lovely.

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  3. Oh that is sad news! I am so sorry Keesha has passed away. It never really is long enough.

    This card is so pretty. Love the sweet hat.

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  4. thinking of you Greta. Very sad news to hear about Keesha. It is very hard when beloved pets pass. Your card is so pretty. I have the stamp but not the label die... it is very elegant and looks delightful on this card.

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  5. Oh, Greta, I am so sorry about Keesha. There really aren't words, are there? My heart goes out to you.

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  6. HEllo Greta
    I am so sorry you have lost your pet and I know you are going to miss her dreadfully. I can tell by your card that you are sad, the colour palette is sombre, the drama and starkness of the dark Gray symbolises the emptiness that you feel, in contrast, the Aqua captures the eye and breathes life into the card, representing happy times. It is characteristic of how our creative mind can relay what we feel into what we create, and heal the soul, as you so correctly state; good therapy.
    A wonderful expressive card, and does not require any embellishment.
    Smiles :)
    Sue

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  7. Oh Greta I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. We have dogs and 2 have passed away and now we only have one little furbaby still with us. My thoughts are with you, I know all to well how closely we can be bonded to our pets. Keep creating if you can it helped me through my grieving process.

    Your card reflects your sadness, yet it's a beautiful and elegant tribute to your beloved Keesha.

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  8. Greta, it is never enough ... we want more time with our loved ones; people or pets. My heart hurts for you. Lots of hugs!! I am glad you took time for art therapy. The card is lovely.

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  9. Oh Greta - my eyes are filled with tears, thinking of you and your husband mourning the loss of your baby! No words can take away the hurt, but know this: you gave her much love, a beautiful life, wonderful companionship. Trust that she's waiting for you at Rainbow Bridge. I agree with Jackie: your card reflects your sadness in an elegant way. Hugs to you, sweet friend!!
    c

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  10. I DO feel your pain Greta and my heart goes out to you and your husband. I am SO saddened at the loss of your sweet girl Keesha. Big Big {{HUGS}} to you my friend. I like your card with the fancy frame and sweet little hat! Take care ;)

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  11. Hugs to you! So sorry to hear about your loss. It's nice to hear that you could find comfort in your cardmaking.

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  12. sending hugs, my friend!! your card is simply lovely!

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  13. I am so sorry for your loss, Greta. Sending you lots of hugs! I am glad you had the day off and got some card therapy. Your design is pretty; love the frame.

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  14. Sorry about your dog. Love your take on the sketch!

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  15. Our furbabies are just...our babies. My heart is hurting for you my DT sister. Glad you were off today so you could take time for you!

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  16. Beautiful card!!!Sorry for your loss,I to had one and loss him,sending you hugs!!!

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  17. Greta...so sorry for your lose, it is never easy to loose a pet. sending virtual hugs your way. Your card is stunning and I have to agree with you that those colors are fabulous together. Enjoy your card making therapy too, I know it will help ease the pain and sorrow you are feeling.

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  18. Greta, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Keesha, glad you found some comfort in making this lovely card:-) Big hugs to you!!!

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  19. Greta, I'm sending you HUGS across the miles.
    So sorry for your loss.
    Your card is just SO SWEET!

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  20. Beautiful take on the sketch!! So sorry that you had lost your beloved Keesha! Sending you hugs!

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  21. I'm just getting caught up on blogs and saw this. I'm so sorry Greta- sending Big Hugs your way:)

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