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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

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10/22/2008

Caardvarks - Monogram

Shhhhhhhh - do you hear something??? It's creativity finally beginning to rear it's head from a long, unproductive slumber . . . . . . YIPPEEEEEE!!!

Yep, you guessed it, I finally made a card. It's been about 2 weeks since I've had one to post, so this really feels good for me right now! Especially since I'm loving the card I made for Caardvarks challenge this week to use monograms on a card. It's also a little tongue in cheek, since I'm really the queen of nothing, lol!
The challenge this week was to use a monogram on your card, and I chose to use my initials. My inspiration was the journaling tag from Teresa Collins Journal-it 'Tags and Diamonds' sheet. I loved the crown, so I trimmed the journaling tag and inked it with brown. The papers are from an old Wild Asparagus stack, the base cardstock is Bazzill.
I used chipboard that was brown, and wanted to give it a distressed look (just like me - distresssed, get it?) so I sanded it and inked it and used Queen's Gold embossing powder to heat emboss it. Once it was cool I inked it slightly with more brown ink, and it did come out looking distressed, believe you me!


Notice that I finally discovered the scallop stitch on my sewing machine? It only took me a couple of years to figure out that one! I also printed the 'greeting' onto cardstock on my printer and trimmed and inked it with brown ink. I'd had this gold ribbon for YEARS (I'm talking more than 5 because it came here with us from our old house) and finally had just the project to use it on.


And I'm just so proud of this flower I could POP! I used more of the Wild Asparagus papers, cut it into circles with my Spellbinders 'Nestabilities' Classic Circle dies and my Cuttlebug (love that bug!). After they were cut I misted them with water and crumpled them up and tried to shape them a bit. Once they had dried I inked the edges and added a big old coat button from my stash. Don't you love it???
Anyway, that's my card, and I think I'll give it to hubby, since he KNOWS I'm queen of nothing, and he'll get a kick out of it! Everyone have a great day, and I'll be back with something new real soon - in fact, I'm working on Daring Card Makers challenge right now! Have a great day, Becky

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOVE the flower, you did a g-reat job! And you are a queen! You are the Queen of Cards!

--Take Care! Tish

lauren said...

well i think you are definitely the QUEEN OF STUNNING DETAILS...in which this card positively *abounds*! (& i ♥love♥ every single one of them!)

SmilynStef said...

Wow ... what a lot of eye candy here ... so many fabulous details ... love that scallop stitch and your awesome paper bloom.

Heidi Van Laar said...

This is beautiful! And I totally LOVE your flower too!