16 October 2013

A sympathy card.

Hi there!

It's good to be back in the craft room after a small break. This week  Eid al adha is celebrated in  the UAE, and most people (including hubby and daughter) have the whole week off. So we visited our neighbour city of Dubai... and enjoyed a few days at the Dubai Marina. A very relaxing time, spent almost all the time next to the pool, strolling around the Marina, admiring all the huge yachts and enjoying the huge variety of worldwide cuisine that's available!

Two photos from the 52nd floor of our hotel:

And below : one of my favorite buildings in Dubai 

On to my card:

Unfortunately I need a sympathy card today, since a family member passed away... a young man of 33 who lost his short battle against the big C. He died just more than 3 months after he was diagnosed.

I took a few photos from different angles to show the effect of light through the vellum.

I used white vellum, which was colored in a circular movement with 2 different shades of purple using Promarkers.

The rose was cut from a clipart image I traced using the Silhouette software. It was then placed on top of the vellum, which again was placed on the inside of the rose shape aperture, also cut with my Silhouette.

To define the image I added some faux stitching.

My own digital sentiment to finish everything off.
... and shared in English and Afrikaans.

Such a long post, I almost forgot the challenges:

Cas-ual fridays  ~ In stitches
Addicted to cas. ~transparent
Addicted to stamps  ~ make your mark. (use markers)

Thanks so much for visiting me today!

Have a blessed day!


KT Fit Kitty said...

Such a beautiful card, Hannelie. Love how you showcased the rose and used vellum. I enjoy seeing what you create with your Silhouette. I'm still on the fence about getting one due to the cost. Nice photos of Dubai too. Thank you for the sentiment as well - so sorry to hear of the passing of someone so young.

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful card and am so sorry for your loss. Very clever use of the acetate and perfectly CAS. I love my Cameo and would be lost without it ! Thanks so much for joining us again at ATCAS always great to see you here.


Ardilla said...

Beautiful pictures...
Sorry for your lost :(

Thanks for the free sentiment.
Ardilla :)

stressfreestamping said...

So sorry to hear about the passing of your family member. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! I love the pictures that you shared. I am a country girl so I am WOWED by pictures of the big city! Love those buildings! On to your card lol...I love how you colored on the vellum! It looks really beautiful and I'm sure it will be much appreciated. Thanks for sharing at ATSM. :)

sandie said...

wow Hanielle, this is fabulous. I love how it looks in the different lights and the stitching around the edge really makes it pop. I am sorry it is for such a sad reason but thank you for joining us at ATCAS and ATSM x

Michelle Quinno said...

Beautiful card and sentiment! I am so sorry for your loss!!

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear a member of your family lost his battle with cancer, Hannelie ... your card is a beautiful way to express your sympathy.

The photo's of Dubai are awesome, especially the twisted building ... wonder how they did that! Anita :)

Petra Swart said...

Ag vrou, dis verskriklik om te hoor van so 'n jong man wat nie meer met ons is nie!! Jou kaartjie is so pragtig ek is seker dit het vertroosting gebring in die seer harte. Die roos is pragtig!!
Dit klink of julle 'n heerlike tyd gehad het!! So bly jou wederhelf is weer veilig aan jou sy en dat julle 'n lekker breukie gehad het!!
...en SJOE is daai gebou nie absoluut stunning nie!!

Deepti said...

Beautiful card, love the coloring on the rose and loved the Dubai pics you shared. That building is now my favorite too :)
Thank you for sharing with ATCAS and ATSM !!

Dorte said...

A wonderful card for a sad occasion, I am so sorry for your loss,
hugs Dorte

Barb Ghig said...

Such a beautiful card for this sad occasion! I'm so sorry for your loss...Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos with us.

Josie Cox said...

Thank you for sentiment. So sorry for to hear of your loss. May your loved one be celebrated for the life lived. Blessing ~ Joise

Lynn said...

Hannalie, I'm so glad you were able to get a few days away together. The pictures look amazing. A beautiful card and I'm so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Geri said...

Truly a beautiful card to honor the life of someone so young who was just beginning to live his life.

Beautiful pictures of the city, thanks for sharing them with us.

You really have me curious about tracing a clipart picture with your Silhouette....going to pull out my manual asap!

michele said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Gabby said...

Sorry for your loss. Beautiful card. The rose is lovely and so is the coloring. :) Great pics of the city. The architecture is amazing and I was in awe of the "curved" building.

Deborah Frings said...

So sorry that you needed to make this card; but I'm sure it will be much appreciated for its simple beauty and kind thoughts. Thanks for playing along with ASM this week!

BTW - Love the photos!

paper fun said...

Fabulous photos of your view and that fun building. I can see why it is a favorite.

So sorry about the passing of your family member. Gorgeous card for the occasion.

Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.


Alice said...

beautiful effect with the vellum! lovely card! thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Kelly Griglione said...

Hannelie, SO sorry to hear of your young relative who lost his battle. So very sad. Your card is just gorgeous and conveys your sympathy in such a respectful manner. Thanks so much for joining the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Sue said...

Wonderful photos!
Your card is beautiful Hannelie.
Sorry to hear about the young man who passed away, that is so sad.
hugs Sue xx

Desire Fourie said...

Its beautiful. Thanks for the sentiment.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Jacq said...

Beautiful card Hannelie, so sorry to hear of your loss. It's never easy to lose someone, especially so young.
Stunning pictures, thank you for showing us some of your beautiful country.

Nonni said...

Beautiful sympathy card, so skillfully done. I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week. xx

Deepti Stephens said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.. Your card is simply beautiful. Thank you so much for playing along with us at ATSM. Good luck.. :)

Anonymous said...

Knew this was such a special card, Hannelie, so I wasn't surprised to see it in the Top 3 Spot at ATCAS ... congratulations, my friend! Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

I'm not at all surprised that your card placed in the Top 3 at ATCAS...it really is gorgeous!!!

Darnell said...

I missed this card, Hannelie. I came to congratulate you on being Top Three at ATCAS and have just read about the death in the family. I'm so sorry. Hugs, Darnell

Craft-E-Place said...

Simply stunning card, beautiful.