Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Sympathy Collage

 We all have certain stamps that we love and seem to reach for - our 'go to' stamps.  One of the things I love is using them differently.


  I have endeavored to do that with the Mixed Media image from Penny Black® Inc.

This is a square image, it is stamped using Tsukineko Jet Back Versafine Ink and have cut it using the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine and the Standard Circles LG Nestabilities®.  It has been coloured it using Tsukineko Memento Markers.

The flowers are some I collected from one of our Thrift Shops, they had fallen off a stem and I knew they would be perfect for cards - the Attendant at the Shop thought I was crazy when I asked how much they were - she gave them to me - it is true that 'one mans junk is another man's treasure' not that these are junk by anyone's standard! LOL!

The sentiment is from the JustRite® Stampers Large Fancy Sentiments stamp set. 

This card is for the following challenges: 
Kimbee's Creations - Anything goes
 One Crazy Stamper - Anything goes
 Sparkles Forum Challenges - Die Cuts and Flowers 
Cards und More - Use A Die
 Through The Craft Room Door  - Always Anything Goes! 
Vickie's Challenges - Anything Goes
 Art With No Boundaries Show Off Your Art - Always Anything Goes 
 Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes 
Lexi's Creations - Anything Goes 
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
 Use Your Stuff - Collage
 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes  
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!


  1. Linda this is fabulous - love how you have found another way of using the image. Your colouring os magnificent and I love those flowers.

  2. A wonderful card, love all the flowers. Thanks for joining us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenge.

  3. Such a stunningly beautiful sympathy card, such a beautiful stamp which you have coloured so well. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    Lady Anne's Challenges

  4. this is gorgeous!
    Thanks for playing along on the Use Your Stuff challenge.

  5. This is so beautiful! and the colors are just lovely :)

  6. This is a beautiful sympathy card. Thanks for joining us for challenge #12 at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog. See you again soon! Patti

  7. A lovely card. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

  8. Lovely card - beautiful colors! Thanks for bringing your art to our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Express

  9. Such a beautiful card, thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.

    Hugs Julie x

  10. Stunning, such lovely colors. Thanks for visiting our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create.

  11. Gorgeous tribute to brighten an otherwise dark occasion. Thanks for joining us TTCRD :)S

  12. What a lovely sympathy card, thanks for joining us for Vickies Challenge at Lady Anne's.

  13. A beautiful card and a lovely image. thank you for joining us at Sparkles this month.
    Debbie x

  14. What a beautiful card, I always find sympathy cards difficult to make but this is stunning. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations hugs Susan x

  15. Beautiful use of the Penny Black stamp Linda.

    Thanks so much sharing with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping challenges this month.

    B x

  16. Beautiful card, love the vintage colours and the flowers are fantastic ! Thanks for joining us at VSC. Sue C x

  17. This is really beautiful Linda, fabulous stamp and colouring, love the flower details...gorgeous.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’
    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

  18. Beautiful card Linda, such gorgeous colours and pretty details. Thanks for joining us at Vintage Stamping Challenges this time
    Claire xx

  19. Very pretty card! I'm very impressed with those flowers that were given to you. You had a really good eye to take them.

    Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  20. I'm back with a different DT hat on! Just love the layout for your card. And that stamp is sooo awesome.

    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  21. Such a beautiful card, just love the flowers and gorgeous colors very uplifting for a sad occasion. Thank you for joining us at Artistic inspirations this week. Abbie (Owner) xx

  22. I just love the colors so very much. This is really great

    Thank you so much for Entering our challenge at Artistic inspirations.

    We wish you the best of luck on your creation this week, We hope to see you back soon.

    Hugs Tammy Ortiz Design Team for Artistic Inspirations

  23. A beautiful card

    Thankyou for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges - hope to see you again soon and good luck in the draw

    Ang x

  24. absolutly lovely card!Thank you for joining us this week at cards and more.

    Your work can't be in for the prize because you have linked to much challenges...sorry!


  25. Marvelous Card, Linda! Thanks for playing with us at Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!

  26. So glad you joined us this month at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again next month! Just as an FYI - We are doing a DT Call...
    Karen C (DT coordinator)

  27. Hi Linda, your card is beautiful! Great pick up at your thrift shop and yes,'one man's junk is another mans treasure' and you've used the flowers perfectly.
    Thank you for joining in the fun at Lady Anne's Challenges (Nana Vic) We look forward to seeing your next creative project.


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