Wednesday, August 14, 2013

With Sympathy

Inspiration by Therese
There's a gorgeous inspiration card by Therese at MUSE this week.  I love the dramatic effect she achieved with the colors & silhouette images. However, since I was about to make a sympathy card, I chose soft colors (Distress Inks pumice stone, bundled sage, weathered wood) which I spritzed after inking to get splotches like the inspiration card. I experimented with black, gray & dark green, but really liked the look of my stamping done with Memento Espresso Truffle.  


You probably think it's black looking at the photo, but in person there's a big difference. My stamps are verdant, 4310K & eloquence, 30-162--both by Penny Black.

Yesterday was another perfect day out on the lake.  We were again thrilled to have a bald eagle fly by a couple times & land in a tree.  Unfortunately, there's no such thing as being totally still when you're in a boat & I'm not a great photographer.  

Maybe you can still tell this is the eagle if you click the photo to enlarge it. Wishing you happy moments.



21 comments:

  1. Beautiful sympathy card. Enjoy your time on the lake.

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  2. Beautiful card!!!Love the colors!!!Have a good day!!!

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  3. Greta your card is absolutely beautiful!! Love your design!!

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  4. This is gorgeous - the toned down colours are perfect for a sympathy card - serene but uplifting! Thanks for playing with this week's Muse!

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  5. Beautiful colors and super take on the inspiration card!!!

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  6. Hello dear Greta!
    Your card is the perfect example of classic elegance
    I agree with Ardyth, the soft tones are perfect for a sympathy card.
    Thank You~

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  7. A very elegant card. The colours are just perfect for a sympathy card.

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  8. OH, Greta! This card is perfect. I do love the choice of images. And I too have enjoyed watching eagles fly ... I used to live in a town on a river with a huge hydroelectric dam and the eagles wintered there ... an incredible sight!

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  9. Your card is lovely Greta, love that verdant image. Thanks for sharing the eagle picture, so fun to spend time around those beautiful surroundings!!

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  10. Just gorgeous! So perfect for a sympathy card, just so peaceful.

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  11. Gorgeous blending of colors Greta. I love the black fronds and splashed effect. You're so good at these CASE challenges...I never even know where to start! :)

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  12. So glad to read that you are making it up to the lake so often this summer! How cool to have seen an eagle. I think your card is just lovely as a sympathy card ~ the colors are muted but it is just perfect.

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  13. A lovely and serene take on the Muse card, Greta... perfect for a sympathy card!

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  14. Love how you have toned it down and created the subtle background, this certainly makes it perfect for a sympathy card.

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  15. oh my goodness, this is so soft & lovely!
    I am terrible at photographing birds - they just move too fast for me.

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  16. Your card is gorgeous! I love the way you created the colored background.

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  17. Adding my voice to the others: GORGEOUS! Your background is lovely; perfect for a sympathy card! Whoever receives this will be deeply touched by the card's beauty and your thoughtfulness! Your time on the lake sounds fabulous! I want to go back to Bend. Soon!!!
    c

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  18. Gorgeous inking! I love the muted tones and splashes water drops! Love it! The sighting of the bald eager is exciting isn't it? The last time I saw the Bald Eagle was in Alaska! It was such a thrill!

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  19. Gorgeous card - your inking is stunning - hugs xx

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  20. Very pretty effect, so perfect for a sympathy card.

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