Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Project Revealed

 Wow, what a wonderful adventure this has been.  The project is complete and will be shipped out on Tuesday.  There were at least 140 hours put into this over the last month.  That makes this the longest I have ever worked on one card.  Over all dimensions closed are 22"X30" and open it is 44"X30".  It is bittersweet that it is done, so many people have already blessed this project and I pray many more will also before it reaches Malala.  Thanks to everyone who have followed my progress, commented and cheered me on.
The card open with 200 pockets for blessing and wishes to Malala

The left out side quad of the card, books from Silhouette Libray by Hero Arts, hand colored with Copic markers, the Markhor (national animal of Pakistan) my design using the Cameo and colored with Copics, grapevine by Hero Arts.  The trim on the side is a series of kitchen string bows tied together to create one long strand and then adhered with Fabri-Tac to the ribbon binding.

The middle portion of lower card, open book by Ginny Nelson, colors by Copic markers, chickens by Cali Arroyo, flying page design by me with the Silhouette Design Software, Kabuli (a short necked lute) designed with SDS by me and colored with Copics.

Lower right quad, stacked books, again by Hero Arts a little small than the set on the left, map of Asia tag by 7 Gypsies, embellished with Malala's intials, embossed with a Vantaj folder on small metal discs, waxed linen thread embellishes the tag.

Middle of card with flying pages, designed by me with the SDS, words cut with a computer font and cut with the Silhouette Cameo


There are 3 other posts following the progression of this project, each has details of the techniques and items used.  I hope everyone is blessed today and that all is well in the world, hugs

15 comments:

Mz Daisy said...

Sandi...awesome! Many hugs to you, too.

Tine said...

This has been a real labour of love for you, Sandi. Malala probably won't be able to comprehend the complexity of your project but we can all appreciate the time you have spent in creating this for her. I am sure she will love to receive this.
Tine (Addie24)

Kim Dellow said...

Fabulous Sandi! Kim

mickeydee said...

This card is stunning! You put so much heart and soul into this project. This brave young girl deserves every blessing. Thank you so much for representing card makers in such a wonderful way. You are awesome.

1CardCreator said...

This came out amazingly beautiful Sandi. I am sure she will truly treasure this.

eiyiyi said...

Fabulous beyond words. To see it from inception to this work of art was a treat. Thank you for doing this and for sharing it with the rest of us. hugs dear friend, eileen

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Sandi, what a blessing this is going to be for Malala.. and have a blessing we have had to be able to watch as you designed this for her... You are so amazing.. hugs

doodlingdebbie said...

Sandi, You already know how I feel about you and this project but i have to say it again. You are one special lady who is talented, kind, caring and simply amazing. Your talent and heart shines through this fantastic project. She is going to love and cherish it. You are a beautiful soul. XXX - Debbie

Carole Beath said...

Ah, words so well said...you have a beautiful soul, Sandi. This project reflects your caring and compassion, your spirit. This is fantastic....and this young girl will cherish this.
Hugs
Carole

Loopylou. said...

oh sandi hun it looks just gorgeous, you have done such an awesome job and she will be so uplifted when she receives it.
huge hugs Lou xxx

DonnaMundinger said...

Amazing project from start to finish, Sandi! Truly a labor of love and a blessing to Malala and all of us. xxD

Kelly said...

Oh Sandi, this is AWESOME! You put so much thought and love into this and it certainly shows in the final project. There is no doubt that it will be cherished!

Kenzie K said...

I think what your doing is great Sandi!(: Malala will be very Happy!!! -Mckenzie

Lisa Barrie said...

What an incredible project. I can only imagine tackling something oh that size. Yet, you've managed to make it so beautiful and detailed. Stunning. Hugs to you.

Margie said...

Oh, I just knew it was going to turn out fantastic, sandi! This is magical. Your creative shines!