Tuesday, 8 January 2013

For a 21st Birthday

Hello sweet bloggers,
I am happy to be blogging again even though I am missing the excitement of being with friends and family... Zeenya is thrilled to be back in school and Aleeza still has another week to go before her school opens. 
Here is a commissioned card I made a while ago. The crinkled blue paper has sentimental value for me because Zeenya's art teacher in her former school taught me how to make it some six years ago and both Zeenya and I had loads of fun making it. I thought it was ideal for the effect of sea. Did some sponging and stuck more papers under the image to bring in more colour. Since it was a 21 year old who likes sailing. For some reason, the card looks warped in the picture but the person who ordered it really liked it. And that made me happy :-)

This is the back of the round punched shape stuck to the image with sewing thread rolled some five times to give it thickness.  I have stamped an anchor image from the same stamp set. I have used a clear image but cannot remember the name. Punched photo corners and two blue crystals complete the look.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

http://www.tammyscrapincorner.com/ - man's card
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
http://www.creativecreationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - anything goes

Lots of love,


Doreen said...

Gorgeous card...Lovely image and colours.xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Monica, I like the ship image the hand made papers and the colours.
Kevin xx

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Great card for a sailing fanatic!!! Love how you did the 'water'

lalkygirl said...

What a fab card ,love the image and the texture you have added for the sea...no wonder the recipient was happy
Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
Tracey x

jimlynn said...

Great card for anyone that likes the water! Love the look of the crinkled paper and one of my favorite images. So pretty!

Unknown said...

lOvely nautical theme, the paper is gorgeous and with such meaning which you are paying forward from the teacher that taught you x lovely photo of the girls a few posts down x Leigh x

Unknown said...

wonderful image and I love this card

Your Design is fantastic.
We are so honored you shared it with us.

The Best of luck in your challenge this week and we hope to see you back next week.
Hugs Tammy Ortiz - Owner of Tammy Scrapin Corner

Anonymous said...

Fabulous creation. Thank you for playing along this week at “Creative Creations”. I sure hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.

Crafting Vicky said...

Love the handmade paper it give an extra dimension to the card. Great stamping.

Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Desire Fourie said...

Monica, this is just lovely and perfect for any man. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Merry said...

What a terrific card and I really like that crinkled paper...is it easy to do?

Unknown said...

Beautiful! Love the colors you used. Just gorgoeus!! Thanks for joining us over at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! Good luck!! I hope to see you again next week!!

- Susan, DT @ Tammy's Scrapin Corner

ahlers5 said...

Lovely card. The blue paper is wonderful. Thanks so much for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner this week.

Diane Tammy's Scrapin' Corner DT

1CardCreator said...

So creative Monica! ~Diane