The challenge at The Color Throwdown came at an opportune time - my husband had just asked me to make a sympathy card. It was a bit easier to make than the usual sympathy card because I did not know the person and my husband hadn't seen him decades. But he was very important to my husband in his youth so he wanted to make sure the family knew that he remembered and he cared.
I already knew I was going to use this soft flower and then I was drawn to The Color Throwdown colors of light blue, gray and kraft for the very odd reason that it's a real struggle for me to do leaves that aren't green! This color scheme forced me into a gray or a kraft. (I guess I could have done gray flowers and blue leaves but that's really pushing it for me!!)
This is another flower set that uses stencils to add the color. With my new-found passions for stencils it definitely found a home in my stash!! This is my most-used sympathy sentiment - it has such fabulous fonts and style - but it's from the now-closed Verve. I found the background paper in my older stash. It's a Stampin' Up dsp that's all kraft/brown with subtle shiny patterns. I think it was for a technique but I just wanted the elegant pattern.
Thank you to The Color Throwdown for the inspiration!
Stamps: Pinkfresh Studio Choose Hope, Verve New Mercies (the company is no longer)
Dies: Pinkfresh Studio Choose Hope die and Ornate Banner
Cardstock: Stampin' Up
Ink: Blues from the Altenew Lapis Lazuli set, Grays are Simon Says Fog and Stone
Other: Studio Katia Bluebell Pearls