This is the second sympathy card I made for our farriers:
As you can see, I decided to keep it very simple. The stamp is from Penny Black. I always think of poppies for remembrance, but decided not to be conventional and chose blue to colour it. I've painted it with Aquamarkers, straight onto the card. Nerve wracking, but surprisingly easy. I mixed my blue and green to get the green for the leaves. I'm amazed that it stays so consistent and doesn't show through the card. The sentiment is computer generated and backed with a border just coloured with Cornflower Blue Promarker.
For some reason I'm losing the ability to use sketches to make cards. I've no idea why this is, except that my style is changing and I'm having a lot more ideas of my own of how I want to do things, rather than copying someone else's idea. I suppose that's what happens when you've been card making for a while. It will be two years this Christmas, I can't believe how quickly the time has gone. It's a truly thrilling journey, isn't it, and I thank you for coming along on mine.
Well I'm off to battle the elements.
You guys stay cosy and warm!