The empty chair

It is time for another challenge over at Crafts Galore Encore and this month our sponsor is Beccy’s Place and the winner will get one free set of digital stamps.
I chose to work with the rocker from the Gran’s Chair set. My concept changed from choice to implementation and so the card became a sympathy card. While coloring the basket I thought the empty chair lent itself well in that direction.

I colored the hat and the basket of flowers with my Prismacolor colored pencils. But I colored the chair with metallic gel pens. In real life the chair sparkles, just as memories of that special person that once sat in it would.

I trimmed the panel down and cut the bottom at an angle with a edge die. The sentiments are from the Stampabilities Card Phrases and the Power Poppy Daffodils stampsets. I stamped them in Versamark ink and embossed with Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder.

I adhered the panel to a card panel cut from patterned paper that I had in my stash and adhered that in turn to my cardbase.
This card won a Highly Commended award over at the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge blog.
General supplies:
Strathmore Paint Pad paper
Reflections 110lb heavyweight cardstock for card base
Beccy’s Place Gran’s Chair digital stamp
Prismacolor pencils
Gold and copper metallic gel pens
Versamark Ink
Gold embossing powder
Patterned paper from stash
Edge dies from my stash
Stampabilities Card Phrases stampset
Power Poppy Daffodils stampset

Entered into the QKR Stampede Challenge #320 – Anything Goes
Entered into the Cute N Crafty Anything Goes Challenge #12
Entered into the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge #92
Entered into the Stempelsonne Anything Goes Challenge #207
Entered into the Crafting from the Heart Anything Goes Challenge #226
Entered into the 613 Avenue Create Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Use Something Wooden #214
Entered into the Little Miss Muffet Challenge Anything Goes Challenge #201
Entered into the World Wide Open Design Team Anything Goes Challenge #10
Entered into the Colour Crazy Anything Goes Colouring Challenge Week 44

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10 thoughts on “The empty chair”

  1. Gorgeous card, Monica and so beautifully coloured. I love what you say about the empty chair and sparkling memories! I find sympathy cards so difficult to make, but this one is perfect – it's sweet and compassionate. A lovely design! x

  2. What a fantastic card you have made that fits in well with the Colour Crazy Challenge this week. It's amazing how our cards can be one thing in our mind but what they actually turn out to be is totally different. This image works perfectly as a sympathy card. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Colour Crazy Challenge Design Team Member).

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