Sep 29, 2012

Sad Story

Sad Story

I had call out of the blue the other night and I was asked if I would make a sympathy card for their friend.
The friend's son had died 2 1/2 years ago
but no body had been found till recently.

Tragically he had driven into the desert, walked off and never returned.

He loved his guitar and music
and she wanted a card made to celebrate this about him.
But no words!

It was to be an uplifting card to highlight something beautiful about their child.



 The doves are for peace of mind, one for each parent.
The colours are muted but reflect life.
And the guitar and music notes are for the young man.

I wish peace for the soul of the young man,
closure for the parents
and a life celebrated, not mourned...
and I truly hope this card reflects that.



I am entering this card into the following challenges ~

18 comments:

Yvonne Garner said...

What a beautiful, fitting tribute. It will most certainly provide comfort to his parents. Hope all is well. Bet, Yvonne

Fliss said...

What a very sad story Dot and so difficult for the family to cope with but hopefully they'll get some closure now.
Your beautiful card is sure to help give them comfort.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great tribute for this young man...it must have been difficult for you to express the feelings so well..but you did..

Alie

Sandi said...

Such a sad story, but you made the perfect card for his grieving parents! Thanks for playing in our 'Anything Goes' Challenge #53!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
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Brenda Brown said...

The card is beautiful Dot. The soft hues of blue, the very proud guitar standing tall and the doves of peace all combine to reflect the feelings for the family of the tragic circumstances of this young man's death. A very fitting tribute for your friend to share with the parents.
hugs {brenda} xox

Sharon said...

Can't begin to think what the parents have been going through for the last 21/2 yrs. Your card is truly beautiful and I am sure they will be thrilled with it.
Hugs Sharon. x

Trish and Treasure said...

Thanks for playing in our Vintage Challenge this week at Card Crafters Circle. I Love the thought you put into making this card so special and the card colour combination, wonderful card, but every parents worst fear, may he rest in peace.
Hugs Trish

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

A great tribute for this young man.
The card is beautiful with very nice colors.

Greetings Janny

Julia S-W said...

What a beautiful tribute you have made for the young man and his parents - Stunning card in every way.
Juliaxx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

What a sad story and special card to go with it. Beautiful. Have a great Sunday, Shirleyx

lynne said...

This card surely did bring great comfort.
It is beautiful Dot.
Wishes
Lynne

Buttons said...

Wow Dot. Creating something fitting for this sort of occasion is quite something and I reckon you've cracked it perfectly here. Love your choice of colours and the whole way you've added the different elements. Hugs, Buttons x

Shirl said...

Dot such a sad and difficult time for the parents and for the person giving the card.

You have created something so beautiful considering the difficult brief you were given.

What a clever and creative mind you have.

Hugs Shirley x x

Pattie G said...

This is perfect for our current challenge at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
Hugs
Pattie ♥
Artist
at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

cheiron said...

What a sad story, but such a beautiful card. Wonderful creation! Thanks for playing along in the Anything Goes Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Pauline said...

Thanks for sharing this week at Card Crafter's Circle, Dot ... a wonderful creation and tribute. I love your pic of you at McK's Falls.... its my backyard (I'm at Stawell). I'll be in your backyard on the weekend!
Hope to see you at CCC again soon!
hugs,
Pauline

Ephemera said...

How heartbreaking, Dot, your card is exquisite and unique, beautifully and carefully made. XX

Maria said...

Such a very sad story Dot. Your card is beautiful, and so symbolic of the most important things. Hopefully his family will have closure now, and I'm sure they will appreciate the thought you have put into this.

Maria xxxxx