Sunday, April 29, 2012

It's a good Monday

Wow, happy Monday, this is a card I have been working with for over a week and a half, or maybe I should say working against, lol.  I had a couple of challenges on this one, first of all it was rquested that I use orange and black, the school colors, then if I could an oil derrek and then I was sent two pictures one of the graduate in K and the other a graduation pic.  They were great pics, and very handsome grad, the problem, you say?  The background on the grad pic is a royal blue.  I had all the components chosen and cut, I had the sentiment done, I had a stack of 30 or 40 papers for the background and finally did not use a one of them, I decided to use this wonderful stripe, it is a brown with a little bit of red in it, giving it a rusty tone.  This meant I needed to change the color of the cup because silver or gold/was not looking good, so I went with a heavy patina metal.  I finally decided that my orange would just be one of the ribbons on this wonderful cup.  I definitely had my muse on my shoulder when I decided to cut a slit in the cup, mat the photos and attach them inside, they can be pulled out for viewing.  It goes postal later this morning and I get an extra tall latte, lol.   Here are the credits:  The background paper is "My Mind's Eye" Lost&Found - Madison Ave., Pintuck.  The oil derrek is from "Cricut Cart" My World.  The cup was a freeby from the wonderful and talented "Lillyboo", she has some new stuff that is fab.  The cup does have 1st on the front so I used a Spellbinder's scalloped oval and the font for 2012 is also Spellbinders.  Colors by Copic and I also used Ranger Distress Ink "Pumice Stone" with a brush.  And that is a take for this week.  Have a great one, Hugs


Carole Beath said...

Sometimes I think when we hit struggles in a specific creation, we end up with some of our best work. This is absolutely fantastic and it will be cherished.
Love those colors.

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh boy, I'll say. Sandi, you've outdone yourself! I really have no words for this fabulous creation but AMAZING! xxD

Julia Moss said...

Hey Sandi, Congratulations! I'm so excited that you will be joining us at BBTB2. I love your work!

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun,this really is fantastic,the detail its just amazing,Hun,you really have created a master piece here hugs Cherylxxxx

joann said...

Oil derrek! What a great card for a hard challenge. Wonderful work! Amazing!!!