01 March, 2015

Sympathy & park Tivoli stroll

Just a short post to show a simple black-and-white creation.
The picture of a blooming tree is from an old calendar, I wanted to use it on a sympathy card ages ago, and fixed it on the card, but I never managed to finish the project.
Now, I decided to finish it following the sketch at freshlymadesketches
I decided to flip the sketch and placed a white ribbon in the lower part of the card and used a punched butterfly instead of the bow. 
To make sure it's not lonely, I placed another small butterfly on the picture and decorated both with pearls. I also placed some pearls on the places where the ribbon comes out from the inside of the card. 
To cover up the ribbon from the inside, I used an embossed paper and a punched black border. I thought of decorating it with pearls, too, but decided it would be too much glitter for a sympathy card. 
Instead, it became a simple sympathy card with many white accents and not too much black as the occasion itself is sad enough.

This would also be time to finally say goodbye to winter with one last set of photos of the classical black and white scenery. 
As 2015 is the 150th birth anniversary of Maks Fabiani, the great architect whose influence is visible in Ljubljana, park Tivoli holds a beautiful photo-exhibition of Art Noveau buildings in Ljubljana and its surroundings.
The work of genius Jože Plečnik can be seen all over the city, too. One of his laterns in the Tivoli promenade.
Lonely dancers in front of Tivoli castle
And view from atop the stairs to the promenade, city center in the background

- freshlymadesketches
- C.R.A.F.T.: get well/sympathy/sorry
- crafty catz: dies/punches
- come and get it: emboss it


  1. Beautiful card. I love that you upcycled an image from a calendar and turned it into a wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. Wonderful card, very sophisticated and polished. Your photos are also wonderful, love that they are B&W. Thanks for sharing with us at CRAFT Challenge! Brenda :)

  3. This is just lovely! I love the elegance of the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

  4. Gorgeous card - very elegant.

    Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

    Helen x

  5. Pretty details in your card. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Judy DT

  6. Gorgeous creation. and love the photos.Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz.
    Kim (CraftyCatz DT) x