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Monday, May 4, 2009

Recycles Roses


I have had the MOJO MONDAY Challenge in my inbox for a week and finally, here is my first card, for MOJO83, I know it is late, but I really loved this layout...so went with it anyway....I have an order for 15 'Thank You' cards, so I have had to make a start. I am grateful that they don't all have to be the same as I am not one who enjoys making cards in bulk - I have found a way to make it tolerable to make 4 at a time...so that is progress for me....so brace yourself for a few Thank You cards showing up in my gallery over the week!
I have recycled this rose image from a birthday card from years ago. It is actually an original little watercolour and I have had it on my desk for ages waiting to use it...so in my pursuit of a clean desk I am working through these UFO's....it is such a good feeling seeing them become cards!
I mounted it on torn paper and sponged all of the edges of the card. I paper pierced around the image and did a pattern on the top left, matching it on the bottom of the CS for balance. I also recycled some great paper off the inside of an envelope and added a thin torn strip instead of ribbon. The sentiment is heat embossed and I added small black half pearls instead of a bow....I have deviated from the original sketch on one thing - the brads have been added to the outside of the image as they would not have worked on the inside.....hope that is okay!!!
While I was making this card I had some pretty tough competition...my cockatiel Paris was out as he loves it when I made cards and is determined to help - I have to say his version of paper piercing is not mine...I know from experience!!
Thank you for stopping by, I would love you to leave a comment, to let me know you have been and to hear what you think of my card! God bless you!

4 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous, love the image and coloring, great paper, tearing and piercing!! Fabulous card!!

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  2. Oh my Linda... just like you.. this is truly lovely! I love that rose and what a wonderful layout!!! You have such a great style! And look at your new background up already! You are so hooked already! LOL! Love your blog Linda... enjoy it!!! Hugs!

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  3. Beautiful Linda!!! Love that paper and the beautiful rose!! I see you are already getting a new BG for your blog - told you you'd be a Blog Queen in no time!! :)

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  4. I think this looks lovely. You are so creative.

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