Friday, January 23, 2015

vellum-the paper plunge #17

hi tracey, momma, friends old and new!

some times life just throws you terrible, rotten, no good, very bad lemons.  this is the week that life threw them at me.  i lost my dog in the most unfortunate of circumstances. tonight i am finally able to get through an hour without crying.   in my great sadness, i wasn't sure that i would get a card up, however, when i sat down, i found such comfort in something so insignificant as a piece of vellum.

i went back to my roots of vellum butterflies for this weeks paper plunge challenge.  just sitting in the quiet, coloring and glittering these little fellas gave me a silly sense of peace.  for that, i am truly grateful for the distraction.

 here is what i created...


it is too bad that my photography is so awful...it's difficult to see how sparkly they are!  mom, you would love these in person!

stamp set:  papillon potpourri, painted petals
ink:  stazon black
paper:  black, whisper white, pacific point, vellum cs
extras:  lovely lace embossing folder, rhinestones, blendabilities, dazzling diamonds

i also decided to enter this card at cas(e) this sketch #107.  here was my inspiration...



i don't know the author, but i've read, "sometimes, crying is the only way your eyes speak when your mouth can't explain how broken your heart is".  

thank you for stopping by-
i appreciate you.

until next time,
peace be with you




12 comments:

  1. Hi Leslie, I found you blog when I also linked to the challenge. Glad I did. Your card is gorgeous.
    Please know how sorry I am about the loss of your dog. My heart aches for you. Sending cyber hugs and prayers for you today.

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    1. thank you for your kind words, cindy...i soooo appreciate your prayers and hugs...

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  2. Hugs Leslie. Beautiful card. I feel your pain.
    Laura

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  3. Your card is beautiful, as always. My heart is heavy for you & I'm here if you need me.

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    1. thank you so much, Helen...you are too kind!

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  4. So sorry for your loss Leslie. Your card albeit cathartic, is quite lovely. The butterflies look just like stained glass. So pretty. here's a hug from me. Your baby is now in doggie heaven hanging out with my babies. May they play together peacefully for eternity.

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    1. What a beautiful thought, Joni...thank you so much.

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  5. Your embossed background looks great behind those fabulous butterflies!
    Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) this sketch!

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  6. Oh, this is so beautiful! Wonderful take on the sketch! I especially love that sentiment! Who makes it?

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    1. thank you so much, leigh! the sentiment comes from stampin' up!...i love it as well! thank you for taking the time to share some kind words!

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