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!


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

  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!

  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!! :)

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


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