Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Always & Forever

At the moment I am suppose to by off cycle touring but unfortunately I have hurt my back and we have had to come back to Melbourne for me to recover, I was completely gutted in having to return home and not completing the journey up to Canberra but I suppose the upside of it is that I get to recover comfortably ... in my craft room off course!
Technically it is not good for me to be sitting down bending over my desk so I decided to pass the time away by making a card which can take me all day as I do a little then get up and move about and go back to it later.  Over the past few days the back has healed tremendously and I can feel my normal movement coming back, so much so that we intend heading off again mid next week but in a different direction.
So this card is following the sketch from Card Patterns #138 and I have drawn inspiration from the challenge over at Scrapbook Boutique - black and white.

a close up
materials -  AC black and white cardstock, grey cardstock; Lily Bee 'this & that' papers; Inkadinkadoo 'mehndi border' stamps, Kaisercraft 'wedding' stamps; Versamark watermark stamp pad, Stazon jet black ink; White embossing powder; Heidi Swapp trim, Celebration trim; ball and chain; Green Tara petals; heat tool; Creative Memories circle cutters; Carl scalloped scissors; Ranger 'white opal' liquid pearls.
Thanks for looking.


Frau_Muller said...

So charming card! Very beautiful!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Janet! I love the black and white damask and the beautiful details! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns this week!

Dayna Sabrina said...

This is a beautiful card. Your choice of paper was phenomenal. Sabrina @ sabrioletdesigns.blogspot.com

Narelle said...

This is just gorgeous and so sophisticated! The liquid pearls look so effective! Thanks for taking up the Scrapbook Boutique challenge!
Hope your back heals quickly!

JennyH said...

Absolutely beautiful card. I love the dp. Anything with a Baroque/Damask/Jacobian style pattern looks so stylish. The liquid pearls give such a nice finish too.

Sue W said...

Sorry to hear about your trip Janet! I suffer with my back every now and then and know very well the pain they can cause.........don't rush your recovery!!!
This is a beautifully elegant card with so many interesting details. Thanks for playing along with Scrapbook Boutique. Take care!

TesaB said...

Super elegant and totally beautiful!

Sue said...

sorry to hear about your back and having to abort your cycling trip, hope you are recovering well!
good to see that you are making the most of your time and spending it getting crafty!! this card is stunning, a real tribute to the inspiration!
Thanks for joining our challenge at Scrapbook Boutique! :