10 November, 2015

With sympathy 2.0

With my practise ending earlier than expected, I found a little time to get crafty again, so I decided to make another sympathy card for he challenge at craft-alnica.
Actually, I planned to make two cards - one featuring a black angel, and another one with a silver stitched frame with a comforting quote in the center. But somewhere between finishing the sewing and putting the cards together, the two images overlapped and I thought I might as well combine them in what might be a rather unusual sympathy card. 
I cut the framed motif in half, used the angel as the central motif and placed everything on a black cardboard. 
To add a little bling to the black-and-whie combination, I used a shimmering white, black and silver background paper and a couple of pearls.
Given it's a stitched sympathy card, it could also be a reminder for you to play along in the current Fadengrafik Challenge - feel free to show your sympathy projects, as long as they include some stitching.

Talking about black-and-white combinations, the sight of swallows lining up before their journey to warmer places certainly is something that involves saying goodbye, a long way ahead and the wish for a happy return. 
However, I've never seen as many as on a rainy day a couple of years ago. For a moment I'd wonder whether the air fills with a sadness for leaving or an expectation of a better place?

- craft-alnica: sympathy
- 613 avenue create: ATG
- cardz4guyz: more than one fold
- clear it out: white + 1 colour, stash ATG (pearls)
- come and get it: lots of sparkle
- crafting from the heart: ATG
- crafty calendar: sparkle, bling and embellish
- craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper
- creative fingers: ATG
- fan-tastic tuesday: ATG with a twist - something with B (black)
- inspiration destination: ATG
- through the craftroom door: ATG
- wordart wednesday: ATG


  1. Beautiful cards! I am in awe of that stitching! Magnificent! Thank you for playing along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Have a blessed day!

    Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday
    http://collectivecreativity.blogspot.com (my personal blog)

  2. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz, good luck!!! Amy DT

  3. Preprosto čudovita je in res nekaj posebnega. Srečno v Craft-alnici ti želim.

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  5. Sicer lepa voščilnica, vidi se, da je bilo vloženega veliko truda, a slaba izbira barve za angela (črna barva je rezervirana za padle angele/tiste ki so se spreobrnili od dobrega k zlu). To spremeni cel pomen sožalnice, res škoda, ker je sicer tipi top

  6. A very beautiful and elegant sympathy card. Thanks for sharing at Cardz 4 Guyz

  7. Zelo je lepa in čudovitega angela si naredila :-))
    Hvala, ker ustvarjaš z nama v izzivu CRAFT-alnice ... Srečno

  8. Stunning and beautiful card x

  9. Wow - this is truly fabulous and the stitching so intricate - love it. Thanks so much for joining u s this week at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  10. Gorgeous card - thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart and good luck!

    Helen x

  11. A wonderful elegant card, such delicate and intricate craftwork. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT

  12. Gorgeous work. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Keep Smilin',
    Stacey xxx
    Lasata's Crafty Hideout {My Blog}

  13. A great card - thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

    Helen x

  14. Lovely card, Thank you for sharing at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x

  15. Me again! A really classy and elegant card.

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

    Helen x