Monday, April 6, 2015

Virginia's View Challenge #14

Hope you had a Happy Easter!  Last week the hubster and I took a mini vaca to Washington, DC to see the cherry blossoms - unfortunately we didn't see too many of those but we didn't see snow either!  Can you believe we actually had wet snow here in upstate NY yesterday???  Enough already!!!

While I was away I received some sad news - the mom of one of my high school friends passed away.  I only see Anne at class reunions but she's someone I can pick right up with where we left off.  Her mom was sort of a role model for me as I was raised by a SAHM and her mom was a working woman.  It sounds silly but I remember being so impressed by the fact that her mom planned their menus for the week and had them posted on their fridge - a practice I began when I started working and continue to do even now:)

I used one of my fave Papertrey Ink ginkgo stamps from the Harvest Berries set to make Anne a sympathy card:


  
After inking up the stamp with squeezed lemonade and peeled paint distress inks I lightly spritzed it with water before stamping repeatedly on watercolor paper.  Both the butterfly (Stampin' Up Butterfly Thinlit Die) and the Thinking of You sentiment (Impression Obsession die) were cut from the same Stampin' Up daffodil delight cs as the card base.
Other Materials Used:  Eyelet Outlet white enamel dots

I haven't played along with one of Virginia's View challenges in a loooooong time but when I read her current challenge it actually helped me to put this card together! :



After I had stamped my ginkgo images I decided my card would be more interesting if I cut the stamped piece into panels and popped them up on my card base with foam tape for some dimension.  I love this style of butterfly die as it's a great way to add a layer without covering up too much of what is underneath.

Before I wrap up this post I just have to share one of my favorite parts of our Washington DC trip:


Yep - I got to be a "Bond Girl" at the International Spy Museum:)


9 comments:

Barb said...

Sounds like you had a fun trip, Robin - love the Bond Girl pic! Your card is so beautiful! I'm sure your friend will know how much love you put into creating it.

Rosemary said...

Your friend, Anne, will definitely be lifted up when she receives this card. I just had to make a sympathy card, too... they are no fun to make!

Virginia Lu said...

I love love the panels that you did, Robin. They really enhance the overall design!Ann will appreciate your thoughtful card. Love how your creative mind thinks! Why, I didn't know you and Daniel Craig/ James Bond are BFF! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “Layers and Dimensions” Challenge!

joy said...

Pretty card, Robin, and I know Anne will love it. You make such a cute Bond girl!! Glad you could have a mini vacation. Hopefully the snow will stay away for good now and you can enjoy spring!

Michelle said...

Hey there Bond Girl...great pic!!! Enough snow, already!!!! Pretty sympathy card! Love the background and butterfly! Sorry for your friends loss.

CinnamonSally said...

Such a pretty card Robin, love the yellows and greens. Great Bond girl picture too.

Diana Nguyen said...

Such a sweet card! It's sympathetic but the bright hues are sure to brighten her day.

PS This would be perfect for this week's challenge at CCNS.

http://classycardsnsuch.blogspot.com/2015/04/ccns-challenge-79-simply-yellow.html

Cindy C. said...

Robin it's a very lovely card!
Thanks for sharing the "bond girl" photo, so fun!

Greta said...

Wonderfully created sympathy card, Robin! I know it will bring comfort to your friend. LOVE the darling Bond Girl picture! We'd love to go to that museum--have only seen it on TV. Glad you were able to enjoy a little vacation. Hugs, Greta