Friday, October 10, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #68 and WT187 Combo.

I will start by saying that I have three favorite colors- one of which is purple and has nothing to do with this post, but the other two are red and black. Put them together with white and you have stunning in my opinion! What a wonderful inspiration piece Lisa found for us this week. I love it. And you all know it is not often that I say I love one of my cards, but I really love this one. I combined it with the Ways To Use it challenge-monograms. I have never made a monogram card before! I don't really understand the theory of them? Why do I want to send a card to someone else with my initials on it?? I would love to understand this craze. I get it when it is pertaining to a wedding but that is the only time. Oh well, I had fun with this card and I actually like it. Maybe I will put it in a frame and hang it in my craft room?? Tee Hee, I know I won't be sending it to anyone, lol.

Here is the inspiration.....


And of course this is my card....




I wish I could get a clearer picture. It looks great on the original picture but when I resize it it gets a bit fuzzy . Frustrating.

Stamps: BoHo Friend Wheel, retired Doodle Alpha
Paper: Real Red Textured Card Stock, Basic Black and Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black and Real Red
Other: 4 different circle punches, the scallop circle punch, white gel pen, scor pal, red ribbon, red prima and white brad.

Fun challenge!

22 nice people left a comment:

Lynn Mercurio said...

I can see that you were truly inspired by the picture. Your card is stunning! Love the red highlights you added, and your intials are perfect! Fabulous job with this week's challenge.

Kristen said...

MJ, I don't truly understand monogram cards either, but your card is amazing. Your paper is perfect and I love how you did your intials. Great card. Definately frame it.

Nikki Bond said...

Very pretty! Love how you did the pops of red here and there! Gorgeous! {SMILES}

Kimberly Gajewski said...

I love your card too Mary Jo! It turned out wonderful! You did a fantastic job with this challenge! :D

Basement Stamper said...

Darling card! I'm right with you on the monograms even though I got talked into the Just Rite and I love the ability to create my sentiment, I should have skipped the monogram set ;-)

Barb Hardeman said...

Such a delightful card MJ. The wheel is just perfect for this challenge and your pops of red are wonderful. Great use of the bandana technique on the initials.

Beckie said...

You crack me up! I am with you on the purple....but red is second for me. You did great! I love love love how you used this wheel that I have sitting here collecting dust. yay! a cool way to use it! Thanks!

sarahw said...

Your card is fantastic! I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Ida P. Krause said...

Great Card MJ I love the border design with the wheel. I agree too about the Monogram craze, just not getting it.

Barbara said...

This is wonderful! The wheel is perfect for this I give you a lot of credit for having the patience to ink up that wheel with the 2 different colors...but it paid off because the finished result is just stunning!

wendy Groszkiewicz said...

Love it! And I bet it's even better in person...I can faintly see your punched circles - awesome touch! And great job lining up that wheel!

Lisa Somerville said...

Great use of the wheel and incorporating it into today's challenge - great card!

Lisa Bohler said...

Stunning!!! The way you used that wheel is just amazing...how did you get those colors...did you color it with markers? OH MY! Gorgeous!!!!

Suzanne said...

Ooh pretty card! Love the layout of it.

Lori said...

Looks great! I love how the red pops against the black and white.

Kerry D-C said...

Wowzas! this came out awesome!! ps: I am not really a monogram person either.

Dee Jackson said...

This is wonderful!! I really like that wheel. The colors are just perfect for this.

Anthonette said...

I've never monogramed anything! I feel the same way you do. Your card really matches the inspiration photo.

Anita Van Hal said...

you did a beautiful job with this challenge...I don't monograms either...I guess they must be fun or something! LOL thanks for sharing!

Connie said...

I'm in AWE! Your card is stunning! Great job with the challenge.

Rhonda said...

I love this card, the DP is fabulous! Great job on this challenge.

tonistamps said...

This is simply gorgeous MJ! I love your rolling...perfect coloring on that too! WOW...I'm just stunned. I love it!