Thursday, December 17, 2009

Soft Pencil Thursday

It is again time for our weekly Soft Pencil challenge.  This week we were given the mandala image "Divine Creation" to use.  When I first saw it I had intended to use the image as flowers with a button center, but then changed my mind and came up with this:   

The clean and simple looks is something I don't really do too often, but I thought it worked well with this image.  I made patterned paper out of the image and then placed little silver gems in the centers.  A simple monogram, velvet ribbon and a black embossed panel complete the card.  This was a very quick card to do, and I think a set of these would make a wonderful gift. 

Sorry about the not so great picture ~ it looks about as good as I feel right now ~ not too hot LOL!   I took so many pictures, but the embossing didn't show up at all.  Well I finally ended up getting the embossing to be visible but now the top part isn't as crisp as it should be and looks a bit gray.  

It has definitely been hectic around here lately.  Alicia was home sick Friday and Ashley and Trevor were home sick yesterday (so much for my day of Christmas shopping I had planned).  Monday I had a two hour dentist appointment and then that night was parent night at Ballet followed by Tyler's Cub Scout Christmas party, last night was Tyler's Christmas program and tonight I am headed off to the Fire Dept with my Daisies to deliver the cookies we made on Saturday.  Then of course my loving kids had to so kindly share their cold or whatever it is they have with me.  I started with a sore throat on Monday and now my head is all congested ~ hoping we are all better by Christmas!

I am also entering this in the Whimsy Stamps Challenge of black and white.    

Recipe ~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps:  Divine Creation Mandala - Soft Pencil (digi image); Letterpress Alphabet
Ink/Coloring:  Memento Tuxedo Black
aper: Basic Black; Gina K Pure Luxury White
Embellishments:  Velvet Ribbon (Dashes, Dots and Checks - Michael's); Self Adhesive Gems (Michael's)
Tools:  Nesties Labels 8; Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Swiss Dots)


Softpencil said...

So beautiful and elegant card Jodi!!! I love the way you used the image!
Hope your cute kids get well soon ;)

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

How fun is this??!? Love what you did!

POPPET said...

Looks really great love the mono colours to, hugs pops x

Christine said...

Simple Stunning creation love the clear clasic lines..thanks for joining us at Whimsy Stamps Challenge this wk.

Hugs Christine xx

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