Timeless Tuesday #261: MASKuerade!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hello, and welcome back to another Timeless Tuesday (on Wednesday this week) Challenge! 

This week, the super-talented Allison is hosting a MASKuerade! And here's how you play along...

I went with the stencil option for my card...
I used the Viva la Verve February 2014 Week 3 sketch, turned sideways (see, I told you...another turned sketch!) for the layout, and the crackle design on the background was made with a stencil and molding paste that I colored with Distress Reinkers. I used Flourishes Calla Lilies stamp set for the image and sentiment, stamping both with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. The image is colored with Copic markers. I ran the flourish die cuts through a Xyron, then coated them in white glitter.
On the inside, I punched a Footlights border and added a strip of dp diagonally across it. On the personalization panel, the lily image is stamped in Angel Pink Memento Ink.

I hope you'll join us for the MASKuerade this week! And, remember, you don't have to use Flourishes stamps, but if you do, you get two ballots toward the weekly prize! You can find all the details for the challenge here.

Be sure to take a moment to be inspired by the rest of the team, and leave some blog love for them, too! :)
On a personal note...Sympathy cards are always hard to make, but this particular sympathy card was made with an unbelievably heavy heart. My dear friend, Linda, had recently been diagnosed with cancer, and I knew I was going to eventually need a card for her family. I thought I was being proactive by making the card early, as I knew it would have been difficult, emotionally, for me to make it after she was gone, but the day after I finished the card, Linda suddenly passed away. I can't believe she is gone, but I am so grateful to have had her in my life. She was an amazingly strong, caring woman, and she had a wicked sense of humor that could make you laugh, even, or maybe especially, on days when all you wanted to do was cry. She was one of a kind, and I will miss her.

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful week! And, to all of you, my blog friends, a great BIG virtual HUG!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Viva la Verve February 2014 Week 3 Sketch Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Anything Goes With Pearls
Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Perfectly Peach
613 Avenue Create Challenge #61: Anything Goes
Paper Issues: Tip-Toe Through the Tu-lips


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Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Cheryl , the colours and whole design of this is stunning, and perfect for the occasion :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

Stacey Schafer said...

this could be a perfectly peach card for the Curtain Call challenge! would love to see you link up:)

Allison Cope said...

Good golly Cheryl this is beautiful! What a cool stencil to use. Your design and colouring of your Calla Lilies are divine! Stunning example for this week's challenge!

TLady said...

WHAT A LOVELY CARD TO MAKE FOR YOUR FRIENDS' FAMILY!!! I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND making it ahead of time...I am SOOOO SORRY to hear of your loss!!! It IS DIFFICULT to loose someone you hold so dear!!!! You're in my prayers!!! MANY BLESSINGS TO YOU & YOUR FRIENDS FAMILY!!!!!!!:)

Deborah Anton said...

Absolutely STUNNING Cheryl!! Your molding paste came out a bit better than mine! :) You did a beautiful job with this challenge!

Greta said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, but always a blessing for the person not to have a long time of suffering. Your card is so stunning--I just want to stare at it. I know it will bring comfort. Thank you for the sweet encouraging comment on my blog.

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful sympathy card. I am very sorry for your loss, her family will appreciate this. Thank you so much for joining us at the Curtain Call!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Cheryl I am so sorry for your loss of what sounds like was a wonderful friend, good idea to get it done before hand I know it is rough to do them after and you want to get it to them right away.
Gorgeous, love the background to the card and behind the flowers, lovely colored and the flourish is just Beautiful, perfect sentiment!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Petti said...

Very pretty!

Leslie Miller said...

I'm so sorry about your friend, Cheryl. It is especially difficult to make a card during your grieving time so it's nice that you were able to make something pretty in her memory prior to her passing. But so sad to need it right away. The family will appreciate all the thought and care you put into this lovely design.

crafty-stamper said...

my sympathy for your great loss-you have made a beautiful card love the muted colours and beautiful image and love the dies and layout-and so nice that you were able to make such a beautiful card before your grieving -thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
carol DT x

D- said...

Oh my I am so sorry for your loss.
You are in my prayers.
These cards are always the hardest for me to make.
Your card is beautiful and I'm sure her family will appreciate it.

My post parade post is up now if you want to come by and take a look.
Crafty hugs,

~amy~ said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. Your card is gorgeous.
Thanks for playing with us at Curtain Call!

Gayatri said...

The colouring is superb! Gorgeous card. Thanks for participating in Curtain Call Challenge.