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Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Old is Gold!



Hi bloggers,

I made this card from the left overs lying on my table... I have been cleaning up my table and organizing my papers of late and that has kind of deprived me of ideas.

"A creative mind is rarely tidy" - cannot recall the author. Sorry about that!

That is my excuse for my creative juices not flowing...Lol! A lot of you well organized souls may not agree, right?

Waffling again...!

This card has been made without much fanfare with dried leaves that I picked up on the road while I was walking in pretty, pretty Prague last summer... I just pressed them in a book and here they are now. I just love their shape!

I have used the following Jim Holtz ranger distress inks for the edges -
wild honey
peeled paint
walnut dye
For the darker effect on the edges, I have used rusty hinge.

The stamp that you can see is from Inkadinkado and I stamped it with peeled paint distress ink.

The sentiment is hand written with a calligraphy pen - it went a bit crooked but never mind.

Hope you like my card - I  do because I have used natural embellies on it.

Hugs,

Monica

13 comments:

Merry said...

It is beautiful...and the sentiment is perfect.

jimlynn said...

Monica, your handwritten sentiment if PERFECT - and so is your card!!! Just beautiful. Love how you used all the different distressing inks. So pretty.
Lynn

Loraine Arderne said...

Oh so beautifull Monica with those leaves.

Naturally Me Creations said...

This is lovely! I love the natural element you've brought into the card! :) I love using leaves to decorate as well, and those are pretty leaves indeed!!
And speaking of calligraphy, that's something i still want to learn as well! :)

Michelle said...

Hi Monica

Wow, you really are so talented the way you can use the natural elements on your cards.

This is gorgeous, those leaves are so beautiful and I love how you have distressed the edges of the card.

Your sentiment is beautifully done and I think it looks perfect.

Thank you for linking up to Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Janie Printz said...

Great little card & such a wonderful thing to do using recycled things. Love the leaves & beautiful colors you've used.
Janie

Rose Petal said...

Hello Monica. You are such a wonderful crafter to incorporate natures elements on your card. It is so very effective, and with the distressing and the scrolls, its just wonderful. Happy crafting sweetie.
Love Sandra xx

Shirley-anne said...

hello Monica , love your leaves as embellishments , just beautiful .
I have something on my blog for you . Please check it out when you have a moment . I had no hesitation choosing you and your blog to promote .

Abounding Treasures said...

How special to use leaves from a trip as an embellishment ~ makes the card so much more special, doesn't it!?

I've enjoyed browsing your last several posts and my mouth watered when looking at the Strawberry cheesecake your daughter made - mmmm!

It was great seeing a photo of you and them as well and I wish you a wonderful week!!

Colleen Holmes said...

Monica, you never cease to amaze me with your creativity! I love how you took a leaf and turned it into a beautiful card! I was ecstatic you joined The Outlawz!! Hugz xoxoxxo

Helen said...

Hi Monica,
You really are amazing with the use of natural materials on your card. Love the simplicity of this card and the colors are lovely.

Anonymous said...

Love the card Monica! You are an inspiration!!!

Sumi

Divya said...

Hello Monica, i loved your work. Its very pretty and stunning. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and following too. I could learn much more from you... :-)