One of the SBS sisters asked for sympathy cards for her neighbor's family. Her neighbor died very suddenly, leaving behind two kids (I will have to check the facts on this). This is the card I made.
This is a new Technique Junkies technique called Tinted Opaques. I used grey velour paper, an SU! image for the flower, a Flourished Elements image from Flourishes, Twinkling H20s and Tombow Markers to color the image, and distress ink in Antique Paper for the distressing. Marigold Morning is the base, and the dark piece is a gorgeous greenish/gold paper. No clue what it's called, but it's beautiful. The fiber is from SU!, one of the retiring accessories. I painted it with the same two H20s I used on the flower. Click on the picture and make it big so you can see the details of the technique. It's really cool, and on this velour paper, it worked up like magic. I was going to buy more velour paper, but then saw how much I paid for it. Um, I must have had a case of temporary insanity. It's neat, and probably worth the price for stuff like this, but heck, here I was experimenting!!!
Please say more prayers or send light and positive energy, light a candle, chant, burn incense, whatever it is you do for strength, for my mother in law. She is not doing well (again), but this time they're pretty sure her kidneys are shot, which means there is little hope they can keep her as well as they have. But they've said this to us before, and I know all the prayers and such that have come our way from everyone have done her so much good. She's lived a lot longer than any doctor expected, and I think she plans to keep up the fight, so please, when you have a moment during your quiet time... Thank you!