Monday, December 14, 2020

And then came Monday

 Hello lovely friends, you really are the best... 

Sorry I've been away a little while I just needed a few days to recharge. Since my last post we suddenly and tragically lost another family member and it kind of knocked the wind out of my sails. It's been a dreadful year for so many people, all we can do is look forward. So like Bridget Jones I put on my big girl panties, sorted out the problem in my last posting, decorated my home for Christmas and along came Monday...

The card I'm sharing today is a sympathy card

 
A few of you thought that the mountains I do are stenciled but I just do them with torn paper, starting at the top blending lightly down and I increase the pressure the further down I go.


The flowers I added to this card were some I had painted freehand and fussy cut. I added gloss to them and adhered them with foam tape. I confess I didn't have a lot of inspiration when I was making this so just went with the same branch and bird I have used several times. I watercoloured the little birdie and added some sparkle to the branches with gold Stickles.

I'm hoping to catch up with you all today and see what I've been missing. 
Thank you for stopping by and for all your support...
Have a wonderful day

~ Ros ~




20 comments:

Viv said...

Am sorry for your loss Ros. Just seems bad news is rife at the moment.
A beautiful card as always.
x

Marcia Hill said...

You sure have been having a rough year Ros and I'm so sorry to hear that you've lost another family member! Life just isn't fair sometimes, is it?!! Sending lots of hugs and prayers your way my friend! And your card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL...CAS and STUNNING!! Take care. :0)

Mac Mable said...

Dearest Ros ....you have had such a tough year and my heart goes out to you x.
What a peaceful and thoughtful card x. The misty mountains, along with the beautiful flowers and cute little bird are absolutely beautiful x.
Sending hugs x

Greta said...

So sorry you had another death in the family. I got bad news, too. A family member was just diagnosed with terminal cancer. I'm still in shock & so sad. Hoping for good results with therapy to give a few more years. Beautifully peaceful sympathy card--love your hand painted flowers, Ros. So glad you got things sorted out with your friend. Hugs, Greta

Pat said...

So sorry to hear that you have had a sudden family bereavement Ros and it does take the wind out of your sails, as I know as I lost a dear cousin just a few weeks ago, and that was quite unexpected too. This is a beautiful card and perfect with its pretty hills and sweet bird on a branch and also the added flying birds too, and the fussy cut flowers are great as a finishing touch. I love the shape of the hills and you have certainly got the knack of tearing paper for them..I have to admit I bought a hill stencil a few month's ago because mine were never very successful. x

Robyn Oliver said...

Sad to read of your loss Ros, special hugs for you and your card is so lovely - Thinking of You, Robyn

Christine Alexander said...

Ros, so sorry to hear about you loss, please accept a virtual hug from me.
Your card is beautiful, thanks for the instructions about the mountains they create such a peaceful scene and the poppies are incredible XX
Christine

Diane said...

Beautiful and peaceful sympathy card!! Sorry for your loss of a loved one, this has been a rough year for sure and I will be glad to see the backside of it, but who knows what 2021 will bring us, it HAS to be better! Take care my friend!!

Bonnie said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. There's been so much of it this year. Your sympathy card is beautiful with the softly colored mountains in the background and the sweet bird! I love how the red flowers speak of hope. That's something we all need a lot of this year!

I Card Everyone said...

Oh, no! So sorry to read this sad news, Ros! I just know your card is going to let them know how much you care - it's so lovely! and of course poppies - so beautiful.
M
ps... love the torn paper stenciling!

Darlene said...

Oh dear friend I am so sorry for your loss! Your card is beautiful and I LOVE that pop of color from the flower ... to me, it adds a sign of HOPE. Thanks for sharing how you create the mountains ... I always learn so much from you ... so much talent! HUGS & Good Health to you!

Maria said...

So sorry to hear of your sudden loss of a family member, Ros! Your thoughtful card I’m sure will be appreciated! It is very lovely with the beautiful scene and sweet bird and flowers! And, I always enjoy seeing the soft mountains that you do so perfectly! I hope and pray that 2021 rings in a better year for all! Take care, hugs!!

Jan said...

My heart is with you Ros...so sorry for your loss. Your card will be appreciated and conveys sympathy.
Paper Hugs across the miles,
Jan

nancy littrell said...

So sorry for another loss in your family, Ros. It is even harder when it is unexpected and sudden, I think. Please know I am thinking of you. Your family will so appreciate your beautiful card filled with love. TFS Take care. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Carole said...

Hi Ros...I think this Sympathy card is lovely, especially with the poppies..beautiful and different. So sorry you have loss in your family again...hugs xx

Leslie Miller said...

Ros, I'm so sorry you've suffered another loss in your family. It has not been a good year for you. Your card makes me feel calm and peaceful and I know it will have that affect on the person you send it to, as well. You can use that little bird and branches as many times as you like and I'll always love them. Beautiful poppies for a splash of color. I did know that you make your own mountains with torn paper, but now that you mention it... that would be a fantastic stencil and I'd buy it in a heartbeat. However, I think I'll try your torn paper for now. Sending hugs.

Loll said...

So sorry for your loss Ros. This is a beautiful sympathy card that will show the family how much you care. Amazing design and watercolouring as usual. Take care! xx

Sylvia said...

Seems like forever that I came to your blog for a visit, not much time these days. Sorry about another loss. Ros, the dreadful year is almost over, but there are some bright times at least for me. Drop me a line when you can...I haven't posted on my blog since last year..just haven't had the time or energy.

Your cards are beautiful...won't get to comment on all of them. Will come back from time to time and check them out. It's just before 1am so I need to get to bed!

Happy Holidays!

Papercraft Boutique said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, Ros..
Your sympathy card is beautiful. I love your soft and peaceful mountains stenciled with torn paper. The red poppies and the blue bird are so pretty and perfect for the scene.
Hideko xx

Barbara said...

So sorry to hear about your loss... there was certainly too much of that in 2020. Your card is so peaceful and no matter if you've done similar designs before, it's a beautiful sympathy card.

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