Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Focal Point

I've had a bit of a run on sympathy cards lately so I needed to replenish my stash.  I smooshed some Distress Inks on mixed media paper, stamped the flower (Artemis) and sentiment (Clearly Besotted) then added some text in the background, then mounted the panel onto coordinating card.

I'm playing along with Virginia's View challenge, Focal Point,

and a new challenge, The Flower Challenge, where the first theme is Anything Goes.

I'm over at STAMPlorations tonight with a set of ATCs using the new STAMP Club set.  Here's a peek, but pop on over for a proper look.


  1. This is so beautiful - I love that background. My smooshing never looks quite so effortlessly smooshed! Gorgeous colours and a simple stamp makes for a perfect card for this occasion. Thank you so much for playing along at The Flower Challenge. Ruth xx

  2. hello mf...hope you are well!
    Lovely card...the watercolor wash behind the image is beautiful and the simplicity of your card works well for a sympathy card.
    Thanks for playing along with The Flower Challenge this month.

  3. Great card here Shirley! lovely distressed background and such a beautiful flower also. Thank you for playing in The Flower Challenge this week and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv xx

  4. Another beautiful card, Shirley, Jo x

  5. Sympathy cards can be hard to do, personally I struggle finding a balance of not making them too cheerful nor too depressive. This is perfectly balanced and lovely.

  6. Beautiful; simply beautiful...

  7. Shirley, I knew you would do a beautiful card for us. Thank you so much, your style is always so eye catching, I love it. Aileen DT