Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Some Needed Therapy

Today was an extremely hard day. I belong to a praise and worship choir of appx. 200 people and our leader passed away over the weekend after heart surgery. Everyone is in disbelief and very sad. His funeral was held today. He was a retired school principal and knew zillions of people. Plus, he had lead several church choirs, including mine, over the years. The last concert we had with him was during the W.C. Handy Festival in our city, a yearly event.  We were in concert with Ivan Parker, a Christian solo recording artist. I'm so glad we had that last concert with him as it is the biggest and best of the year.  He will be missed greatly.

My card is entered into the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge, FTTC131. We are to use pink, one button, ribbon, and lace. My pink as you can see is not a soft pink but pink just the same. I colored these pretty clematis with Copics and popped up one bloom. For my sentiment I am using a Spellbinders Shapeabilities nested pennant. Added a button, ribbon, and lace...all done!

The sketch I used is from  The Sweet Stop.

I want to enter my card into the Paper Crafting Journey challenge #17-Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Flourishes Butterflies and Blossoms, Flourishes Humming Along (sentiment)
Paper: PTI white and black, misc. pink cardstock, Moxie double-sided houndstooth/Senior Year
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics,  black ribbon, Spellbinder Shapeabilities nested pennants, button from Jo Ann Stores

18 comments:

Hussena said...

wow i just love the colored image it looks so beautiful ,sorry to hear about your leader passing away.

Julie Hoffman said...

What a GORGEOUS card Brenda! I love the pink and black - and houndstooth paper! Your RIBBON is Fabulous!!!!

I'm so very sorry for the loss of your friend :( Sending you a virtual HUG. I know the Choir in Heaven is singing a joyful song for your friend.

Basslady said...

sweety, you are killing me with every creation more that you make...i think by now this is my absolutely number one card!

the colour combo...the beautiful flowers, the embellishments...the paper...you left me with my mouth open with this card!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Basslady said...

sweety, here my extra-posting for hugging you and praying for you and all the people who are in grief now...so sorry for that!

sending you extra-hugs and extra-comfort-kisses,
silvi xoxoxoxoxoxox

Bernie said...

I'm so very sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. May wonderful memories be a comfort to you.

Your card is GORGEOUS Brenda! I love the pink and black, the houndstooth paper, ribbon and lace are lovely. You image is beautiful and your coloring is amazing!!!!
Blessings Bernie

Marisa said...

Oh Brenda...SO sorry to hear about your choir director. People like that are so special and I know how much you love singing in the choir. Huge (((hug))) to you.

Love the card! The hounds tooth in the BG is great and loving that flower and filigree on the bow..

Jennipher Lowery said...

This is gorgeous Benzi! Love how you layered the flowers. Thanks for playing at the Sweet Stop.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, that's such sad news. I'm sure your music leader is missed terribly, by so many. Glad you were able to pour your heart into this beautiful card. Great clematis image.

Carol L said...

I know singing in the choir is one of your greatest joys, and I'm sorry you've lost your cherished leader. Life is never easy when we have to face losing someone we treasure in our lives.
Your card is just fabulous with the delicate lace border and those beautiful blooms! I love that pink color with all the black!

Cathymac said...

Your card is lovely, Brenda! The flowers with the one popped up are beautiful as is that bow with the pearl embellishment! Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week!

Joanne (jojot) said...

vibrant....gorgeous....wow....you have left my jaw ont he floor looking at this one...I am in awe

Ellen said...

Sorry for your loss, it is never easy!!!
Did you hear that loud bang?.....That was my jaw dropping to the floor! Completely stunning creation!!!!

Kim said...

I'm sorry to hear of the death of your choir director and friend. Separation from our loved ones is no easy thing.
Thankfully you have the gift of creativity and can use it to make something as beautiful as this card. I love the bright pink used with the black. Gorgeous!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Benzi, this is GORGEOUS! I love the pretty flowers and your coloring. The BG paper, the lace, the button... just perfect! Thanks for using the SS sketch!

Lynne in NI said...

Wow! Gorgeous mix of colours and patterns! So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend, he sounds like he will be sorely missed by a lot of people. hugs, Lynne x

Silke Ledlow said...

Brenda, what a BEAUTY! Love the hot pink and the awesome button!
Sorry to hear you all lost your friend...my thoughts and prayers are with you...hugs ~S~

Makiko Jones said...

Wow!! This is gorgeous Brenda!! I love the black & pink color combo...so elegant and classy! Thank you for playing the FTTC with us.

Shirley said...

What striking and stunning colors and a very lovely card@!