Thursday, March 6, 2014

In Memory of a Friend

Tomorrow night I will go to a memorial in honor of a dear friend who retired several years ago.  She and I were founding members of the Third Street Masters Toastmasaters Club in Sacramento, CA.  She was the first President and was one of the best story tellers I knew.  She could make any problem lighter when she spoke.  We told stories of our memories of Diane on the following day after we heard of her passing at our meeting.  I'll give you an idea of the things that happened to her. She was locked out of the house where she was dog sitting.  After many searches for open windows, she actually climbed through the doggie door, not an easy thing to do when you're not a skinny minnie.  Imagine lying stuck half-way in and half-way out with a dog inside licking your face.  Smile, it was funny and I'll always remember the telling of it.

She was such a sweet person and we will miss her.  Here is the card I made to give to her family tomorrow.  I love the sweet simplicity of this flower and I thought it gave honor to her memory.

Close-up - the stamp actually does it all
After reading Virginia's post on water coloring this month, and the vivid colors she used as inspiration, I knew the stamp I wanted and the colors for this card.  I applied Distress inks Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters, directly onto the stamp (I can tell where those colors are) spritzed the stamp with water, using the Tim Holtz mister onto water color paper. 

This will be a good memory for me and I think my entering this card in my friend, Virginia's water color challenge will be quite amusing for Dianne.   

4 comments:

Virginia Lu said...

I am so sorry that you had to make Sympathy card, Arlene! I love the flower that you used with Distress inks and water! So glad that you link it up to share with us at Virginia's View Challenge! HUGS!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Your friend sounds like she was a very special person. I'm sorry for your loss. Your card is beautiful and I'm sure her family will greatly appreciate it.

Greta said...

Lovely card, Arlene. I really think I need that stamp. The details make this such an elegant card & wonderful way to remember your friend. Thank you for sharing that story. It's great to have such fond memories when we loose someone dear to us.

Monika Reeck said...

Dear Arlene sorry for your lost...the family will love this card..I love this stamp too its look like you painted it..great effect dear Arlene..thanks for come back to visit me..you are very lovely lady :)