Tuesday, February 23, 2010

sneek peek Doodle palace image

Good Morning All, hope you are all well today. I am feeling a bit better, will be much better when it is the weekend though :) I made this card last night using one of the new images from Doodle Palace which will be released tommorrow. At first I was unsure what to do with it, but then I had the idea to make a Sympathy card. Thank goodness I don't actually have anyone to give this too but I have had occasions where I could have made one and didn't because I was too worried about making it in a rush and not doing the person justice (if that makes any sense at all). 

I followed a sketch to make this card but have still kept it simple. I weas umming and aaahing about whether or not to enter it in to a challenge but have decided that as the card isn't actually for any one that it is ok to do so. I hope I have't offended any one in doing so, if I have just let me know and I will happily remove the card. 

The sketch I followed was on Mojo Monday, I didn't use the diagonal shape in the middle, i put the cross there instead so hopefully this still counts. 

This is the card I made, I have decorated the inside to match with the pearlescent card.


I paper pieced the cross, I have NEVER done this before but I have to say I love the effect it gives. I had tried colouring it with my copics but I just didn't have the correct colours so at 10pm last night i decided that I would give this a try and thank goodness it worked. I ran some of my pearlescent card through my cuttlebug to give it the dotted effect which I love and the papers are K&Co. The sentiment is computer generated then matted on to the pearlescent cardstock. The ribbon was a bargain buy from Ebay, I buy my standard ribbons like this from an Ebay shop in Malaysia, brilliant products and fantastic value. 
I hope you like my card. I am entering it in to the Mojo Monday challenge this week. 


Annette said...

Amanda this is wonderful, love it, fantastic to paper pierce the cross, love the dsp you have used, I know what you mean about colouring, we both just need more copics lol, take careX:)

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Amanda,
This card is absolutely gorgeous. It's not often you see sympathy cards posted but this was worth waiting for. It is beautifully done - you can almost feel the emotional warmth in it.
Fiona x

Ruthie said...

Love the card - looks fab! I coloured in the cross but didnt make anything with it - might do that later


chris said...

Hi there Amanda
this is so beautiful and kind of peaceful,
I love it.
hugs chris xx

Kellylouj said...

A lovely card for a sad occasion I think it is very tasteful x

Craftypagan said...

Hi Amanda! What an elegant card! Love the muted tones, and the paper piecing works so well-fun isn't it! Hugs, Rowena xxx

craft_princess said...

Fab card! Love the little extra details!

ScrapinShana said...

Hi Amanda! Love your card this week, it's beautiful!!

debby4000 said...

Fabulous Easter card Amanda, beautiful colours.

Cindy Haffner said...

Very ELEGANT Amanda.

Jodi said...

You have made a beautiful card. The papers are so pretty!! I love the cute pics of your kittens!
Jodi =)