Thursday, February 28, 2008

Dearly Loved


Today’s Theme Thursday is… This week’s theme is “letters of the alphabet”! Use one or more letters of the alphabet on your creation this week! Use them on their own or use letters to make up a word!

When I was up in Boston visiting Janice from the Circle of Friends I bought a pack of rub on letters, my first rub on’s ever! I just loved them.
So of course I had to use them today. But starting with a letter is the easy part. It was where to go from there that proved a little daunting. I’ve mentioned before that I purchased a slew of collage sheets from Altered Pages so I flipped through them until I found this image of a mother and child. It seemed perfect for the “Dearly Beloved” letter.

Keeping with the theme of alphabet I stamped script all over a sepia card and aged an old book page using Tim Holtz Distressing ink. The heart, which I am disappointed with, is embossed using Desert Sand embossing powder. I stamped and embossed it right on the cardstock and then using my craft knife to cut along the top of the heart allowing me to slide the collage image behind.

Rubbed the marvelous letter on and added the lace as a finishing touch.

I am not pleased with this piece at all. I don’t know if it is the colors I selected (not my usual and I was trying something new out) or if my composition is off. Any suggestions would be welcome.

Caro

15 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is brilliant. So wonderful.

filetta said...

I love yopur artwork, it's so sweet !

Anna Jones said...

How cute!!!
I got lost in the altered pages web site :-)

Kelly said...

beautiful! very elegant!

Femmy said...

gorgeous card!!

Andrea, said...

Fabulous, love the lace and the image is gorgeous

Paula said...

Gorgeous soft piece.

Nancy said...

Your card is very pretty, I really like the picture- it fits with the saying.

Donna said...

Beautiful card!

Lydia said...

It looks gorgeous to me x
A really lovely card ^.^

Cheryl said...

I love rub on's as well.... fabulous work of art :-)

jami said...

beautiful card. I love vintage, where do you find your images?

Sarah said...

This is beautiful! xx :0)

Rein said...

Beautiful!

barnie said...

How lovely.