Followers

Monday, 10 December 2012

From ruin to restoration

Hello sweet bloggers,

This card was such a disaster from start to finish - this was my fifth, yes fifth attempt for Case this Sketch (having tried four cards earlier). I have used my new Penny Black stamp and thought I would use my aqua brush. All was going well until I decided to give it a black outline and what a hash that made of it all. I showed it to Zeenya who remarked, "What happened to you?" I thought using my Sakura gold gel pen would help me salvage the card (for me the answer to all ills is my Sakura gold or silver). Then came the ribbon and the sentiment also from Penny Black along with the punched butterflies sponged with old paper distress ink and then coloured them with the same gold pen.


I am going to enter this card into http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/ - anything goes.

Down below is a quote that I love... in fact I hand wrote it as a sentiment on a card and it sold quite quick.


Wish you a happy week ahead...

Love,

Monica 

15 comments:

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is beautiful Monica,I like the sentiment the butterflies and the bow.
Kevin xx

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,love the butterflies and fab colours.xxx

Sasha said...

Gorgeous card, Monica! I love your Sakura pen work and beautiful gold ribbon. Those words are really lovely...I love quotes on the fronts of cards xx

Helen said...

this is gorgeous, Monica! Love it!

Loz said...

Fantastic card and colors Monica. Visited from MIM..Loz

Mihaela said...

Love the sentiment, Monica, and the colors!

jimlynn said...

It turned out beautiful! Love the shine of this one, Monika! VERY NICE!
Lynn

Bea said...

Hi Monica you are too hard on yourself the card looks lovely - nice soft colours and love the colour of that ribbon

:: BlueInks :: said...

I think you did a great 'save'! The color of that ribbon is fab! It caught my eye on MIM. Thanks, for sharing.

Skye said...

Gorgeous card. A wonderful quote. What a beautiful ribbon. I like the image and the lovely colours.
I understand your frustration but rest assured you are not alone

MiniOwner said...

Well done on saving your card - it looks lovely! Thanks for sharing on MiM.
Sue x (MiniOwner @26)

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

It sucks when the cards get the best of us, huh??? Well, what you posted is gorgeous! Can't beat a Sakura pen to get the job done :)

megha said...

lovely card. saw on MIM.
megha
http://meghanuj01.blogspot.in/

Joey said...

Hiya Monica, saw you over on mim, this is a fantastic creation, the sentiment is so true. Joey x

Michelle said...

Hi Monica

OH I think your card is beautiful! No sign of any disasters here.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)