Saturday, November 14, 2015

There Are No Words

I'm not one who's good with words. I'm an introvert and words always fail me at the most important times. My tongue gets tied or I just can't think of what to say. When that happens, I turn to what I know best. When words fail me, art prevails.

There are no words to express how much sadness I feel for the people of France. Hopefully, this card gets some of what I'm feeling across. I used a watercolor wash of different blues to create the background and stamped the Eiffel Tower image in distress ink and sprayed it with a mini mister to make the color run and bleed. I used the same blues to create splatters and then added a little white. I kept the sentiment crisp and black.

I'm entering this into the Simon Wednesday Challenge: Thinking of You. I think the whole world is currently thinking of Paris and the people of France. Pray for Paris. Pray for peace.

Stamps: Prayers (Simon Says Stamp), Mon Cheri (My Favorite Things)
Dies: Stitched Rectangles (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper: Strathmore Watercolor, Basic Black
Ink: Gansai Tambi Watercolors (24 pack), Black Soot (Distress Ink), Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Cornflower sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)


  1. Your card speaks's beautiful

  2. Your cards speaks volumes, Rachel. Beautiful design, thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  3. What a thoughtful card, popped over the LIM to see the winning card and decided to peek a little more at your gorgeous work.

  4. What a thoughtful card, popped over to look at the winning card from LIM, peeking at some of your other fabulous cards.