Monday, February 9, 2009

A Wedding Acceptance

Hello everyone. I'm afraid I don't have it in me to ask if you all had a good weekend. Or perhaps, I'm afraid to ask considering the horrible weekend Australia has had. First with the continuing flooding (and now crocodile attack/s) in Queensland, and now with the death and destruction reaped by bush fires in Victoria.

I know in my lifetime, I can't remember a disaster on such a devastating scale in Australia, as what we've just experienced. My heart is heavy, and I begin crying each time I watch the news, and think about those who've been affected so completely.

I find that today, I'm undecided as to whether to post my Monday Madness creation. I'm torn wanting to not post in a show of sorrow and mourning. On the other hand, a friend reminded me on the weekend, that she loves visiting my blog as it's a place where she can 'escape and unwind' especially when times get tough.

So, on that thought, I hesitantly decided to post the creation I made for today. It's a wedding acceptance card which I recently sent to my little sister. I've used the colour scheme that we used in her invitations (which I'll show you another day). The entire card was made in about 15 minutes and I've gold heat embossed the entire focal points. The main card is then set on Brushed Gold Metallics Cardstock.

Supplies:
* Baroque Motifs Stamp Set.
* Gold Encore Stamp Pad.
* Very Vanilla & Metallics (Gold) Cardstock.
* Gold EP, Heat Tool & SAMJ.

7 comments:

Cheri Howard said...

I'm so sorry to hear about all the devastation in Australia, but I'm also glad you shared your card. It's beautiful!

Heather P. said...

I can't imagine what you all must be feeling right now... The sense of loss for your fellow Aussies. It's just so incredibly sad. I can't believe that people would do this, would have just a total disregard for other people's lives and everything they've worked so hard for. It makes me ill... :(

SCRAPCRAZY said...

Beautiful card, I want this card..hehehe Gina

Marcia P said...

Gorgeous card Nerine, almost identical to one scheduled on my post for Friday!!!!!

It has been a hard week for many of us. Everyone is affected in some way or another, even here in WA, we are reeling. I live near the hills of Perth and every summer we face this threat (and come close) ... but to see what has happened in Vic has been devastating. I turned my TV off last night and won't turn it back on , it is just too much to watch.

Take care
Marcia

Chrissie said...

A beautiful card Nerine! Simple and elegant!

Julie Temple said...

Beautiful card! I will put Australia in my prayers!

SBS #27 Hugs,
Julie

Karine said...

I'm so sorry for all that you are going through. My heart goes out to you. Karine from SBS 27.