Wednesday, 6 April 2011

OLW 48 - a sympathetic challenge

Susan is hosting OLW 48 with a theme of sympathy cards. No flowers or trees and one-layer only.

I struggled to find a suitable image actually. Here's what I settled for and after the first attempt, decided it was to 'chirpy', pardon the visual pun. So, I had another go and muted it a bit by masking and sponging over the stamped image. Now, I'm not quite sure which one I prefer.
First attempt

Second attempt

stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Sing a Song (?), Stampin Up Teeny Tiny Sentiments
inks: (1) Versafine Sepia (a bit mottled but better this way I think), Colorbox chalk ink in black
         (2) SU Crumb Cake, Early Espresso

Which one's better or are they both bad?


  1. Hello there, I disagree, I think your cards are perfect, the first is clearer, so I like that slightly more but you've nailed the challenge:0) Wasn't it a challenge to have no flowers though! :0) xxx

  2. Tough challenge indeed but I feel that both of your cards would be comforting, so fit the brief just great - personally, I slightly prefer the second.


  3. I like both cards - although I slightly prefer the second - I like the colours. But I'm sure Susan said no trees or flowers ;))))

  4. great cards,(neither is bad,but i prefer the first.)

  5. Lovely, both of them! I do slightly prefer the second...the somber colors suit the mood so well.

  6. A lovely card design and I like both colour treatments.

  7. It's definitely a tough challenge! You've done a great job though...never thought to use a perfect is that!

  8. Really wonderful cards, esp the first one! Love that bird!

  9. Hi Malyn, Both versions are great, i just love that image.
    Jenny x


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