maandag 22 augustus 2011

Als je verdriet hebt

Hi Ladies,

Haven't had much time to craft the past two weeks but hope to make time this week. I had to make a card to send to an uncle and aunt though. My uncle got news the other day that he has been diagnosed with cancer of the worst kind. What do you say to people when they receive news like that.... Just absolutely horrible. I've spend a good part of my Sunday searching for poems and stuff in Dutch to put on a card and I finally found something I felt was kind of what I wanted to say. I decided to buy this Leafy frame made by Ann Vento for Whimsy Stamps and put the poem in it. Papers are very old ones from Bo Bunny. I bought these online and found them way to dark when they arrived but I thought they would work for this card. Pearls and ribbon (also behind the frame) are from stash, butterflies are by Rayher and and I used some stickles and golden liquid pearls on them and around the distressed edges.
I first colored the leafs that normally are black olive green using the magic wand and flood fill tool in PSP Pro and then put a time machine effect on the entire frame. The white turned yellow because of this but then I selected all the background parts again and made those white again using the magic wand and flood fill tool again. Now the leafs are a gorgeous olive/brownish/golden. Here is a close up with the poem:
The poem means in English (it is in Dutch of course):
When you are sad or hurting,
Think of all the people
who wish you the best
and are with you in spirit.
May the knowledge that so many symphatize
bring you extra strength in this difficult time.

In Dutch it's a poem of course. I'm not absolutely happy with this card but then this isn't the type of card I want to be making... but I do want them to know they are in my thoughts.

Hope to be back soon with a card for a happy occassion.


8 opmerkingen:

  1. Just beautiful- such a hard card to make but this is perfect.
    I have just started trying different colour effects in Photoshop- hope I can figure out this one, it works beautifully.

  2. wat een prachtige kaart voor een minder leuke gebeurtenis ! Liefs, Marion

  3. Hi Mariska :)
    OMG, this is so beautiful :)
    Love the papers and the amazing embellies :) There is simply no style you don´t maste ;)


  4. Een bijzondere kaart die soms ook nodig is

  5. hele mooie kaart!!
    en de tekst is ook super, zulke teksten bieden echt een beetje troost in moeilijke tijden.

  6. How can you not be happy sweetie this is stunning such a hard card to make and a great poem hugs pops x

  7. Oh Mariska this is so beautiful.

  8. It is a beautiful card. I will be keeping your uncle in my thoughts.