Saturday, 2 March 2013

Horse Sympathy


Another horsey sympathy card using Deadbeat Designs Sketchy Horse.  I used this image couple of weeks ago and was struck by the (completely irrelevant) fact that he had no feet but that thought inspired this misty treatment, created by daubing white pigment ink onto the panel around his legs. I used a blender pen to put white ink into his blaze.

My poor sister has had a rough week and needs a couple of these sympathy cards for her clients.

Thank you for all  your kind wishes - I'm feeling much (not quite completely) better, but it's birthday week for my daughter and there's much to be done, including a pre-birthday party for her and one of her friends who can't come to her party next week. I'm taking the two of them for a mani-pedi and then back here for pizza and cheesecake (not sure I'll be eating that - crackers still sound good to me!)

17 comments:

Bonnie said...

This is beautiful, Ardyth! I love the misty look and the white blaze really pops! I had that nasty mess a couple of weeks ago. It takes a while to feel well again.

mypapercraftworld said...

What a lovely soft and gentle ethereal feel, Ardyth, perfect for a sympathy card.

So pleased you're feeling better ... take care of yourself!

Anita :)

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh poor you Ardyth - you sound as if you've been having a rough time with your bug and the snow is probably a bit of a nuisance too. I love this wonderfully minimilistic design, with that misty snowy look. Hope the birthday celebrations go well and that you feel better for them. Vicky x

Happy Dance said...

Gorgeous. I'm sure your sister will love this. Love this whole gray/white/black card. Hope you're feeling chipper by tomorrow. Bev

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card Ardyth, a stunning sympathy card, it really looks like a piece of art that needs to be hanging on the wall. So beautiful and I hope you are feeling better too.

diana said...

Lovely card & design. Thanks for sharing even when you're not feeling well.

Michelle said...

So beautiful! I love this image. In fact, I've loved all of your horse cards lately! This one in particular is something special.

Geri said...

Nice to hear that you are on the mend :)

These colors are so 'right' for an equine sympathy card. I love how you sponged the background to make it look like the dearly departed horsey is standing on a cloud! Such a powerful sentiment too.

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Brandi said...

Gorgeous technique you used for the misty background. Hope you get to feeling better soon!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Glad you're feeling a little bit better, Ardy! Happy Birthday to your daughter!!

Your card will be treasured by your sister's clients. Brilliant job of placing his no feeties up in the clouds; really remarkable!

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful card Ardyth! I love the misty treatment. Happy Birthday to your daughter and hope you are feeling even better now. :)

Julia Aston said...

Love how you colored this image Ardyth! - glad to hear you are feeling better - wish someone would take me for a mani/pedi!!

Deborah Frings said...

This is lovely! Simple and elegant.

Glad to hear that you're feeling a bit better - try not to rush back into everthing - take care!

Gabby said...

Very nice sympathy card for your sister's clients. I like the "misty" effect. Glad you're feeling better. Yah, I would pass on the pizza and cheesecake for a while. :)

Jen W. said...

Sorry to hear your sister is in need of some of these. :( The misty image is gorgeous though and I love the sentiment.
And sorry to hear you've been sick! Have you graduated from crackers onto something more solid yet?

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