Saturday, 26 September 2020

When I'm feeling blue

Hello, crafting friends!

Sometimes it's hard not to feel a little down at the moment, which is when you go into your craft space and just look at things and move things about on your desk and can't quite manage to get anything done. So I feel quite proud to have finished this card which has been hanging about on my desk for about a week now!

I used a home-made stencil that I made previously for this card. After positioning it on a card panel, and masking off each area as required, I sponged turquoise inks into the aperture to create a sea and a sky. Once the masks were removed, but before removing the stencil, I stamped a couple of wild flower silhouettes from Funky Fossil's In The Meadow stamp set in navy ink.

I wasn't sure how to finish the card, but decided that such a peaceful scene would be perfect for a sympathy card. The sentiment is from Uniko's Simply Said Blocks, stamped and snipped out, and the card was finished with some clear gems and a simple navy mat.

Delighted that this card was a Rocker at Watercooler Wednesdayy!

I'm linking this card up at Color Hues, where the colours this time are Navy and Turquoise; and also at Watercooler Wednesday, where Michelle's challenge is all about Occasions.

I'm sometimes reminded of the lyrics from Phil Collins' song, A Groovy Kind of Love:

When I'm feeling blue
All I have to do
Is take a look at you
Then I'm not so blue...

It did cheer me up! She had arranged herself among the flowers so prettily - what a beauty she is :)

Sending hugs, especially if you're feeling a bit blue too.


  1. A beautiful tranquil scene in beautiful blues,love the CAS layout,a perfect sympathy card

  2. Love the use of the lovely blues and a great diamond shape. Lovely creation.

    Kath x

  3. I love the shape of your design and how you've achieved all those beautiful hues with one color of ink! The navy silhouettes are beautiful against it! I predict another winner with this, Vicky!

  4. Stunning card Clare. Love that masked off sponged panel in those soft calming blues. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT.

  5. I know exactly what you mean Vicky, it does feel like this virus will go on forever. My six year old Granddaughter is awaiting a Covid test tomorrow, so we have to stay away for the time being. Bless her, she’s only just got settled back into school after being off for the last six months! I really struggled with my mojo at the beginning of lockdown but I eventually started to make a few art journal pages and that really helped me through the toughest of times. Your card is beautiful. It’s perfectly CAS and just right for the occasion x

  6. That's an AWESOME card. Really beautiful. I shall have PC's song as an earworm all day now . . . So, thanks for that! Eva is lucky to have you and vice versa.

    Hyg xxx (s'cold & windy here)

  7. What a stunning CAS card, Vicky! I love the clever design and the beautiful colours you've chosen. A perfect Sympathy card!! Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Take care:)

  8. I just love this, Vicky! Your serene scene is perfect for a sympathy card, and masking the space makes it even more elegant. Beautiful!

  9. Stunning card Vicky, love the diamond shape and as you say perfect for a sympathy card.
    I Love the words of the song a perfect fit to Eva.
    Sorry I've not been around, I have a few things going on.
    Faith x

  10. This is fabulous Vicky!! I also love to make a scene inside shapes it really takes a CAS card and makes it so much better! Wonderful job and thanks for playing along with us over at Color Hues! Yes, I have had a down in the dumps sort of week so thanks for the reminder.

  11. This is truly a beautiful card! I love the way you've ink blended the background, and the silhouette of the leaves is gorgeous on it. Sympathy cards are hard to make; this one is perfect!

  12. Lovely shape and colors Vicky.

    Hugs Diane

  13. Sorry your feeling a tad down Vicky and yes it's difficult some days not to be that way given the current situation. But what a delightful CAS card and photo of your girl and those song lyrics, was one the memorable ones.

    B x

  14. Vicky you've created a stunning monochrome card with her masked panel, soft ink blending and floral scene inside the masked shape. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday this week. Tristan DT.

  15. Beautiful! Love the CAS design! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Color Hues!

  16. What a wonderful card ~ Congrats on the award too! Sympathy cards are always a challenge and this one can be given to anytime of year and to either a male or a female recipient so it's definitely a winner. Your garden looks beautiful and Eva looks like a princess among the blooms ~


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