10 January 2015

A sympathy card.

Hi there!

I hope you are having a great weekend!

I have a card to share for 2 challenges:

Freshly made sketches  ~  # 168

&

Casology   ~ Date



I needed a sympathy card, and I read somewhere, that in the end, a dash describes one's whole life, and that we therefore must be sure to make the most of  our  'dashes' ... the time between our date of birth, and our date of death.

I used the smaller Dahlia flower from penny black, and colored it with my watercolor pencils.




Thanks for visiting me today, and remember to make the best of TODAY!

Hugs




22 comments:

Lynn said...

BEautiful. I love this sketch and your sympathy card is stunning.

Petra Swart said...

Joe, vrou, daai dahlia is mooi ingekleur!!! Wat 'n spesiale simpatie kaartjie!!! - ek sou nou nooit daaraan gedink het om die datum tema so goed te gebruik nie!!! - alweer 'n uitstekende idee van jou!!! Daar's net iets aan pers wat dit vir my so geskik maak vir 'n simpatie kaartjie, so jou keuse van kleur val hier perfek in my smaak!!! Hou daarvan dat jy die kaartjie so CAS gehou het met net die pereltjies as ekstras!!! Pragtige kaartjie, vrou!!!
Groete (moet seker nou maar gaan kyk wat ek vir aandete kan maak!!)

Bobby said...

I love your colors, Hannelie. I too have heard that reading and it says a lot about life.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

A really tasteful card for a very sad event . . . beautifully done Hannelie! Hazel x

sandie said...

Love the depth in the flower x

Cathy Kuntz said...

I love the simplicity and the beauty of the card and it shows that your heart is with them.

Joan B said...

beautiful for such a sad occasion.

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful in style and meaning Hannelie! Thank you for sharing with us at CASology!

Anita in France said...

Beautiful, Hannelie ... there's so much dimension in the lovely bloom ... such a thoughtful idea for the message! Anita :)

Shelly said...

Simply, beautiful.

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Such a thoughtful, sensitive card Hannelie! Your water colouring is stunning and colour choice so peaceful! Thanks for sharing with us at CASology this week. Xx

Cheryl W. said...

Your dahlia is so pretty, I had to take a good close look at it to see how you colored it. Not sure I could decipher exactly how you did it, though. You're so talented, Hannelie!

Geri said...

Your card is so pretty - the colors are very soothing. Interesting info about the 'dash'...never thought about it before in this sense.

Your card is for someone only one year older than I am. A sombre reminder to make the most of my 'dashes'.

Judy1223 said...

Hannelie, this is a lovely sympathy card and that dahlia is colored to perfection. So glad you played along with us at CASology this week!

Kim Heggins said...

This is one of the sweetest sympathy cards I have ever seen. So beautiful and so personal.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Simply stunning as always Hannelie. Despite being a sympathy card which are so difficult to make it's beautiful and a perfect sentiment. Great minds think alike eh ... combining CASology and FMS. xx

Karren said...

Beautiful and personal sympathy card. I love that poem The Dash - really makes you think about life.

Rahmat said...

Simplicity at its best! its a perfect card with the CASology cue....and Thabk you so much for dropping by my blog....I did remember you while I was in Abu Dhabi...even though I don't know you :) ...I remember reading about you, in one of the introductions, Its strange how blogging changes a person.

Jen W. said...

I'm sorry you had a need to make a sympathy card, Hannelie, nut this is gorgeous and will surely be much appreciated. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

wienerhoneymooners said...

So soft and lovely. Very touching too.

Thanks for joining us this week at CASology, Love seeing your creations here.

Gerrina said...

Wow, jij bent goed op dreef! Mooi hoe de kleuren zich mengen als je van een afstandje kijkt! Groetjes, Gerrina

Kim S said...

Such a special idea - it's beautiful.