Wednesday, October 6, 2010

So Sorry....

Hi!
Today's card is my first "made to order" card.  Yay!!
 Granted , it was my sister who ordered it but still, that's exciting. I just wish it didn't have to be made at all as it's a sympathy card for my sister's workmate who lost her mother. You would think that in all my stash I wold have a sympathy card already, wouldn't you? Nope.
I guess I prefer the cheerful.

This is one of those cards that just  about has you crying while you make it. I felt like Tom Sawyer at his own funeral. *sniff sniff* this is just soooo miserably sweet.....

You can't go wrong choosing Mo Manning. I swear she has on the most expressive digis.A digi for every mood and occasion. I think of her as  the Norman Rockwell of the digi world. Love her!
Here I have colored this image with Prismacolors and copics. (copics for her skin~ it just saved time.) Pencils for skin  takes about  8-10 layers of colors, copics 2.It wasn't a hard decision, especially when I needed the card ASAP.


And no post would be complete without showing you my journey there.
Welcome to my mess!


I would like to enter this into:

Paper Sundaes: something from your stash
Sir Stampalot: stitching
Color Throwdown: plum, espresso and vanilla
Wild Orchid: stitch it up

THANKS FOR ALL YOUR WONDERFUL SUPPORT!



26 comments:

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Well, not a fun reason, but a perfect choice. The picture is precious even though it is for a sad occasion. The coloring is awesome. It is a very nice card, your sister will be happy to give it. If not you know how to to the sock monkey! LOL

Cor* said...

Totally sweet! Great image and layout ! Love the colors.

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Hi Dorcas ~ I really like the image you chose for it being a sympathy card. Good choice. Love your coloring and the layout design.

Hugs,
Wendy

dj1952 said...

Beautiful card, I agree, though that it's hard reason to have to do a card. Hugs, dj

Laura Pryor said...

Your coloring just blows me away! Thank you so much for playing along at the Color Throwdown Challenge!

Davi said...

Very pretty Dorcas. Love the colors and great use of our sketch. Thanks for sharing with us at the Pixie Cottage this week.

brenda said...

Hi Dorcas

A super card, lovely clean crisp lines and beautifully coloured image.

Thank you for joining us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

B x

fi's cards and crafts said...

beautiful card..love the fancy stitching!!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.

Fi

Suzi said...

This is so pretty, such a hard subject to create for but you've done a beautiful job. Thank you for joining us this week at The Pixie Cottage.
Hugs
Suzi x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is perfect Dorcas, beautiful colour.
luv
Debby

jenny said...

A beautiful card for a sad occasion Dorcas, love the lilac tones and your colouring is fabulous!

Jenny xx

Linda w said...

A wonderful image to use, just perfect. Very nice colour scheme for the situation too. Love your colouring as usual and have just discovered I can enlarge your picture to see better how you have done it. Pea has bought me a few more promarkers so I'll be popping back - enlarging - and learning lol. I really like the mottled effect you have on her pinny. Hugs lin

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Beautiful card! Wonderful image and details! Your coloring is outstanding! Thanks for playing in the Color Throwdown!

Adrina said...

This is just a great sympathy card. Lovely colours. Thanks for joining the Pixie Cottage this week.
Adrina XX

Cheryl said...

oh this is simply stunning hun the colurs the image the detail wow bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week hope too see you again soon love hugs cheryl xxx

chris said...

Hi Dorcas this is so very beautiful even with the sad little image, its stunning.

thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot Challenge. hugs chris xx

Tine said...

Hi Dorcas, only just realised I had missed a posting! LOL. Fab Mo image - but you know she is my fav ....but so beautifully coloured. I also like your colour choice. I am sure your sister is grateful.
Tine :)

Sadilla said...

Hi
very very sweet card... very nice soft colours, and very sweet sentiment...
thanks for paying at the pixie cottage!
Hugs
Sadia

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Dorcas this is stunning so beautifully designed the image and colours are wonderful thank you so much for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Sally H said...

Hi Dorcas
Thanks for joining us at Sir stampalot. It is a beautiful card, but I noticed you have our challenge listed as Stiching, when this month it is Autumn with a button and a bow

Tanya R said...

This is absolutely adorable. Thank you for the inspiration and for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week.
Hugs
Tanya

dpkennedy said...

I just love that sweet image and pretty card you created! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown!

Nicecrane Designs said...

Love it , love it , love it, love it love it and more love it,,,,,,,,og my the purple and colors you used work so amazing,,,,,,this is my favorite,,,,,wowwww,,,,,,, i envy you....

Risa said...

Wow....what a beautiful card! Your image is beautiful and your detailing and coloring rock! Thanks for joining us at TPC!
hugs
Risa:)

Beautiful Greetings said...

Wonderful Card! Your coloring is just fabulous. Thank you for playing with the Pixie Cottage this week!

Stampin Mindy said...

Great layout and love the colors.

Thanks so much for joining us over at WOC this week!

Hugs, Mindy

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