.................. sometimes the most difficult cards to make are those we send to loved ones and friends expressing our sorrow at their pain - Hopeful Thoughts and Just Believe are two beautiful sets that I used to create this card - the colours are Elegant Eggplant and Perfect Plum - the soft mottled background is achieved by scrunching a tissue and dabbing it first onto the inkpad and then onto the surface of the cardstock - the main image was inked and then still using the tissue some of the ink on the surface of the image was gently removed to give a subtler look before stamping this image on top of the mottled background.
It is hard to be comforted - hard to forgive,
when Death steals a child too perfect to live.
Like a tiny flower that never grows -
like a beautiful rosebud never a rose, that
is plucked from a stem so sensitive that it
dies before it has time to live.
And thoughts always turn, 'til you long
to know how the child would have looked
if allowed to grow. You imagine her
voice 'til it almost seems as if she is calling
to you in her dreams. You think of the
touch of her hand and feel - that recollection
has made it real. The years pass on - and
still there is seen - a child at the age that
she might have been.