Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Cherry Blossom Sympathy Card

We all know that my "art" regarding coloring digis leaves much to be desired... so I've created my own new technique to disguise my flaws... I call it dirty watercolor! I distress sponge my digi first over the entire thing, making it muddy and brown.  Then I watercolor the image mixing colors with the muddiness, creating a vintage-y distressed look.  Look, you can't see my horrible coloring!

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Now that I'm looking at it, I realize that I forgot to distress the sentiment piece.  Whoops.  The image came from Beccy's Place.  She lends her images for free, she's such a sweet woman!

Entering it in these challenges:
Getting Cricky's vintage challenge
Wee Memories free for all challenge
Craft your Passion anything challenge

'Till next time!


Anna said...

Looks super cute Cely! i'm sure whoever is receiving it will be touched that you made them a sympathy card rather than just bought one.

missstarlamae said...

Gorgeous card, Cely! You really rock that distressed look! =)


Crafting Misfit said...

Awesome job, it is beautiful. I love the image.

Getting Cricky DTM
Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"

scrappinC said...

Gorgeous card. Love the flowers. You did a beautiful job.
Cindy Lou

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh this is just gorgeous, love theimage & your dirty watercolouring is perfect!!

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Pink Crafter said...

Cely, your colouring is just fine. I think you are your own worst critic. (I know because I am the same way, he he) Your card is beautiful, and very peaceful to look at, as a sympathy card should be. I hope you are holding up ok. If you just need to vent at someone feel free to reach me at my email I'm a really good listener. Hugs and Love to you and your family.

felkatz said...

love this! i so have to try this! I can not color for the life of me!!

Thanks for playing along with us at

Getting Cricky- DTM

Kathy said...

This is such a pretty card, I love it. Great job! Very Vintage looking. Good Luck!
Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
Hugs :),
Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

JulieK said...

This is beautiful. I love cherry blossoms- they are my absolute favorite!
Thanks for playing along with Getting Cricky!

JulieK- Getting Cricky DTM

scrapperbecka said...

Cely your card is so pretty, I can't see any flaws, the watercoloring is beautiful
Rebecca M
getting Cricky DTM

Erika Valdez said...

Your card is soo pretty!! I love the image you used it is beautiful!! Thank you for joining us this week for the Simply Sunday Challenge!!

Lots of Love,
Erika Getting Cricky DT

DIANA L. said...

Hi Friend, Beautiful card I love it.

K Andrew said...

First of all, woweeeeee--your card is beautiful--and I LOVE your technique--brilliant!
Thank you for playing along in my Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky!

Big Cricky Hugs,
K Andrew of Getting Cricky!

Amy said...

What a unique and AWESOME technique!! I struggle with my coloring too, so I think I need to borrow your tip!! :) Your card is GORGEOUS!! I love it!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Getting Cricky with K Andrew last week!! Hope you'll join us again this week for the 'Anything Goes' Challenge!! :)

Amy :) at
Getting Cricky DTM

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

This is beautiful! I love the neutral tones. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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