Friday, 9 September 2011

Getting more cards ready for Japan redcross!

Hello bloggers,

Wowsie! It is Friday again and thank God for that. I have to say this week went so fast.

Here is a card I made while Aleeza tried her best to snatch away my glue, distress inks and sponges. Somehow I managed to keep my cool.

I have followed the sketch by (you can see it down below after my card)
The layout is a tribute to 9/11 and as you can guess it resembles the American flag.

Here is my card - I think it looked better without the touch of bling. I created my own paper - yaaaay! And I distressed it with Tim Holtz old paper - as usual the real colours cannot be seen well.


Base card stock - white distressed with Tim Holtz old paper (I love how it turned out)
Printed paper - Hero Arts design block stamped with Brilliance graphite black
Leafy panels - MS  border punch distressed with Tim Holtz soot black
Heart stamp - from Hobby Ideas, India, stamped in graphite black and distressed with Tim Holtz fired brick
Heart punch on stamp - Carla craft with recylced scrap on table. I used a heart because I feel so deeply about what happened on that horrible day. 
Red colour on the two centre panels - filled in with metallic red Sakura pen (looked much better without it)
Bling and glitter - from stash

Down below is the sketch

I am also going this card in the following challenges as well: - no designer paper

Wishing you a relaxed and crafty weekend.




Shakti said...

красивая открытка!
очень красивое оформление блога!

Rose Petal said...

Hello Monica. This is lovely and so very effective. I just love the background, gorgeous. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Mary J said...

What a very thoughtful card, Monica. I just adore the sheen on it - fab take on that sketch!

Judie said...

Lovely Monica,
Great background and sheen. TFS

jimlynn said...

It's beautiful Monica and I LOVE the bling on it! Outstanding card and for a wonderful cause.

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Monica, enjoy your weekend x Susan x

Zoechaos said...

Ooh this is a different and definite Vintage feel to it. Thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

Helen said...

A very meaningful card! I love it that you created your own pattern paper.

Crafty Cre8tions said...

The resemblance is awesome! What a great idea!

Can't believe it's 10 years on Sunday! Gosh!!

I really like the leafy panels!!


Oh - Buddy is doing great! I bit of anxiety when we leave him at home, but hopefully Lily and Nolie calm him down!! Thanks for asking!

Merry said...

Wonderful work...I really love the papers you create.

Von said...

A very nice card :) but have to agree with you about the bling
Thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun
Von x

Bea said...

Beautiful card Monica - I think the border strips are very pretty are they Martha Stewart punches?

Sandy said...

I was going to say pretty papers until I read how you made it. Fantastic job on the background - love it.

Jennifer said...

This is fab Monica! Have a lovely weekend! xx Jenny xx

Shelly @A Creative Space said...

Great color combo. Love the red! Also, love the new pic at your blog header. :)

Karin said...

This turned out just beautifully! You make the best background papers and I love that punch you used to make the sketch happen...Wonderful!

Crafterkhush said...

Monica, this is such a super tribute to what happened on that awful day... It's a stunning card.. I love the leafy punch.. :-)

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Beautiful card - and a lovely tribute.
Just thinking about that horrendous day brings tears to my eyes.
Love the way you made your own papers.
Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment.
Caroline xxx

Dolly Daydreams said...

What a beautiful card, love the gorgeous colours and it has a fantastic vintage feel to it.


Laura said...

What a Nice card and I like the layout. Colors are beautiful. TFS


Jaqi said...

Nice card Monica and what a thoughtful idea , well done :-)

Neet said...

What a lovely thought and sentiment. I too was thinking of all those people in America - I think it affected each and every American regardless of whether they had someone in this terrible disaster. I was hoping we would have a minutes silence at the show I was working at but they didn't - I had my own quiet moment. Thanks for joining us at JFF - Hugs, Neet