Friday, June 24, 2011

Winding down the week with a sympathy card

I can't believe it's Friday again and nearing the end of June already! Independence Day is right around the corner , for heaven's sake! It's crazy how fast time has been passing. Even though I'm not currently doing the 9 to 5 thing, there still aren't enough hours in the day to do everything I need and want to do. Fortunately for me, I don't have anybody but the dogs and cats demanding my time so it's easy for me to put off the chores in favor of crafting! LOL!

Today, I have a sympathy card that I created using the fabulous digital artwork of  Anne E. Fenton, who is a member of the very talented Outlawz design team. I'm still pinching myself over being selected to join them! This beautiful covered bridge just spoke to me and after I finished coloring it, I thought it would make a lovely sympathy card. I kept my design clean and simple so as not to detract from the bridge. I wanted it to be the focal point because this scene just feels so serene to me and fitting for this kind of card.

I have always loved bridges of all kinds but especially covered ones like this.  Sadly, these are a rare sight in most parts of Texas. I colored this gorgeous digi with my Copics and I must tell you that it looks much better in person.  Somehow (please don't ask me how as I couldn't begin to tell you), I managed to capture the glow of a sunset sky and the subtle shadows present just before dusk. They just don't show up in the photographs like they do in person.

Thankfully, this card was not designed with anyone in particular in mind. It will go into my stash until it's needed (and I hope that will be no time soon). Thanks for dropping by today. I hope you enjoyed my project.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Happy crafting!


  1. Oh my goodness girl!!! This image and the coloring is amazing!! I love the feeling it provokes! so calming and makes for a great sympathy card!! I'm always in need of these because I don't make them up until they're needed, so great idea to do this!! Enjoy your weekend!! :) HUGS

  2. Gorgeous coloring as always! I love the way the sunset and shadows fall and the CAS designing! Very, very pretty card and I sure hope you won't need it either!

  3. An American friend sent us some postcards with covered bridges on them, I'd not seen any till then, they are very picturesque aren't they. I love how you've coloured this one and I think the sunset lends itself so well to sympathy. I too hope you won't need it any time soon...sad we have to keep a supply isn't it. Hugs lin

  4. I can't imagine what it looks like in person. Your shadows are PERFECT-O!!!

  5. STUNNING Anne! The colours are just like we get over the hills and river here when we get a blazing sunset...this is the colour that's reflected in the water and it's beautiful. You've captured it perfectly :)
    Hugs xx
    PS Thanks for the award :)

  6. Awesome card girl.....super wonderful coloring...tfs!

  7. Beautiful card, your coloring is fantastic!!

  8. Oh I know this is old but my first time to your site and I absolutely love covered bridges. I have photographed so many. this is beautiful your coloring is wonderful. I am going to become a follower!!


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