Surrealism has always intrigued me… ever since I first laid eyes on a Salvador Dali painting. His paintings were dramatic and unconventional, there with a sense of humor that was sometimes a bit shocking too. Today’s card is taking on a surrealistic spin… made from leftover scraps on my stamp table and turned surreal.
You may recognize some of the pieces and parts from my recent re-inker water color wash technique tutorial and subsequent card shares…. they are actually the demo pieces I used when teaching the technique class, assembled in a new way to present two more yet different cards.
I colored the chair from the “Cherish Friendship” a month or so ago… but wasn’t happy with it until it found a home on this special sympathy card.
I added blue sky and clouds using a sponge, masking the card stock with a scallop circle punched card stock piece while sponging on Bashful Blue Ink...
That’s where it became a bit surrealistic… like a special seat in heaven, awaiting the arrival of a special guest… floating among the clouds. Subliminally, one could make a second argument too… the name of the stamp set is Cherish Friendship… LOL, so much for my attempt at surrealism in card making!
The clouds were added first to the leftover water color wash sample…. and served as inspiration to add them to the chair… after all, the colors were perfect!
I’ve never really cared for sympathy cards… and really don’t like the ones that have a sympathetic message plastered all over the outside of the card…. I remember getting them when my Mother passed away (years ago) and dreading having to open yet another one. The message was a constant reminder…. so I left them in the envelopes until I was ready to deal.
Without a visible sentiment, the card could be displayed… and the recipient could wait to read the interior message when they’re ready. (Well, that’s my story, LOL).
The dragonfly from Natures’ Nest and Inspired by Nature grass images were paired together on the original class sample… but I think it works well enough on it’s own too.. What do you think?
Tomorrow I’ll share two cards made for the Utah Divas International Color Challenge… on a brighter and happier note!
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Stamps and Supplies for Today’s Cards…
Re-Inker Water Color Wash Card &Surreal Sympathy
Stamps: Inspired By Nature, Cherish Friendship, Natures’ Nest
Paper: Baja Breeze, Basic Black, Whisper White, Water Color Paper
Ink: Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Baja Breeze, Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake
Terrific Tools: Aqua Painter, Scallop Circle Punch, Stampin’ Sponge, fine art mister (non-SU)
Awesome Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals