Monday, June 27, 2011

Sneak Peek: You are not forgotten

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Hello friends!  I have a sneaky peek for you today!  I am using two new wonderful sets from Our Daily Bread designs and two older sets as well.  I used the Old Flag Background stamp and Not Forgotten, which are being released on July 1, and if you look carefully you can see the words from I Pledge of Allegiance on the left side.  I also used my Thank You sentiment from the ODBD Mini Tags Two

For the flag background stamp, I colored with Prisma Pencils and Odor Free Mineral Spirits to blend.  I found this image very easy to color as there is lots of shading in it to help you along, but I didn't want to use that much ink from my Copics.... so the Prismas worked fine!  I then did a lot of distressing by sponging with TH Distress Walnut Stain and Antique Linen on the insides.  I stamped You are not forgotten on a speckled bookmark I had, cut it to length, spritzed it with water, crumpled it up, rubbed distress ink directly on it to pick up those lines, then I stamped parts of the image from this set on it, picking up the postal mark and some print.  I sponged Antique Linen all over it and sponged the edges with Walnut Stain.  The lined paper is from a K&Co called Flora & Fauna Ledger Paper.  I love this pad!  It has a loose leaf binding and I tore a piece and used all the little torn edges that remained, sponging and distressing some more after stamping the main image and the thank you sentiment, and tearing the pieces  to shape.  The base is Gina K Craft.  The bracket die on the left is THoltz and the File Closures were from the wedding dept. at M's.  I did some stitching and added a couple brads.

I am excited about these new sets!  I can't wait to show you more!  July 1.... 8am at the ODBD Blog will be our Release Blog Hop!  Great prizes and inspiration... hope to see you then!

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Bows 'n Berries - Thankyou/Appreciation, Cards For Men - 2 must be masculine - Stars, Craft Your Passion - Seeing Red (use Red), Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge - Stars and Stripes, Die Cut Dreams -  Red, White and Blue, Happileigh Scrappin - Stars and Stripes, Make it Monday - Anything Goes, Make it Monday with Kraft Outletmust include Kraft cardstock - Something Old, Something New, Scrapbookaholic -  Red, white and blue, Squigglefly -  Red, white and blue, The Outlawz - Sentiment required - Red, white and blue, Woodware USA -  Patriotic, Kenny K Krafty Girlz -  Red, white and blue, Sentimental Sundaysmust include a Sentiment - Patriotic/use the colours of your nations flag, Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Red, white and blue plus Thank You, Stamptacular Sunday - Must use a stamp - Stars and Stripes, Craft Your Days Away  - #23 Vintage, Designed 2 Delight - Red, White & Blue and /or Christmas too, Just Us Girls - #90 3D Project with Patriotic Theme, Paper Creator's Crafts  - For The Men, Sweet Stampin - must Stamp -   Use Something Old with Something New, Class Act Insider -  use rubber stamp - Vintage, Fun with Shapes & More - , must include die cut/punch , Stamp Something - Celebrate with red, white & blue, Craft Us Crazy -  Red, white & blue, Meljens Designs -Stripes and/or plaid, Paper Play  – Stars & stripes, Shelly's Images -  Patriotic stars & stripes, Stamp Insanity -  Stars & stripes, Crafts and Me - #40 stitches, My Mum's Craft shop - #11 for a male, Penny's Paper-Crafty - red white and blue and, Our Daily Bread designs Shining The Light - anything goes with ODBD stamps! 


Thanks so much for stopping by!!!  Have a wonderful week!!!
 

63 comments:

MaxineD said...

This is one stunning masculine card, Grace. Love all the distressing and the 'grunge' look you have achieved.
Blessings
Maxine

Michelle said...

Hi Grace

Wow, this is amazing!

I am lost for words (that doesn't happen often, lol).

You have created a work of art and I don't doubt that it will be treasured by the recipient.

Thank you for sharing with us this week at Make It Monday.

Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning.

Michelle :o)

Miesje said...

Grace, this is definitely not a CAS card - LOL! This is stunning! I love every single detail!

Kelli said...

That is a wonderful card Grace! I love it!!! Thank you very much for playing along with us at StampInsanity this week!!!

papertrails leaver said...

Wow Grace this is just breathtaking! It's magnificent with all the stamp sets you have paired together. Thank you for sharing with us at Penny's!

paperpapier said...

beautiful artful piece...!

Reflections from Granny said...

Grace this would make anyone proud to have hanging in their home, fabulous work of art.

Hugs, Lori m

Susan said...

Gorgeous heartfelt card, Grace. Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week.

Brenda said...

Grace, this is so beautiful. I love the brightness of the red and blue with all the distressing. Just gorgeous!!
Hugs~Bren

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I just love this card Grace with all the distressing, your colors, and your use of all those stamps!! You are amazing my friend!! I tried to stamp for a while today but the mojo was not there. I guess my mind was elsewhere.

Thanks for supporting the Shining the Light Challenge again this week!!
hugs,
Chris

Harriet Skelly said...

Hi Grace - this is absolutely fabulous - what a gorgeous patriotic card! Thanks for playing iwth us at WoodwareUSA!

Joanne Gilch said...

WOW...this is a stummer. marvelous card dahling!!!Thanks for joining the challenge at Daisy doodles

Linda said...

WOW!! This is beyond Gorgeous!!Every thing about this is sensational..A true work of art!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at KKKG..
Hugs, Linda

Happileigh Scrappin' said...

Oh Grace, your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the aged look and adore that background. Thank you for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week.

Ashley said...

Great card! Thanks for playing with us at Scrapbookaholic by Abby!!

Ashley

Carley said...

This card is stunning! I want to say beautiful but since it is manly I will say stunning! It is amazing and actually brought emotion just looking at it. Thank you for playing along with us at Scrapbookaholic by Abby challenges! We hope that you play along with us again soon.
Hugs
Carley

fls said...

That is an amazing card. What a wonderful way to celebrate the 4th of July - with such a stunning tribute to those who give their time in service of the US.

It's so lovely I want to send the image to all the vets and their families I know. My skills aren't developed to where I could do anything close to that. Thank you so very much for sharing this piece of art. I'm so glad to have seen it at Make it Monday.

Becky said...

This is beautiful Faith. Wonderful sentiment and fabulous design.

Jemima's Jems said...

oh wow what a fantastic masculine card, love everything about it...brilliant:)

thank you for joining us at MMCS

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love your card design and papers. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Amanda said...

Such a beautiful card, love the papers and colours, thanks for joining us at Shelly's!

Shirley-anne said...

hello grace . Love the colours and the images .Love all the detailing , distressingand sponging .Thanks for sharing om Make it Monday .

Robin Parker said...

This is so wonderful. I love the vintage look to your creation. And yes we are very thankful for those who have died for our freedom. Thanks for sharing in the Meljen's Design Challenge.

Courtney said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS Grace!! I LOVE the vintage look it has! Thanks so much for joining in on our Red, White & Blue Challenge at Penny’s. Good Luck!!

Courtney~

Lori said...

Love this distressed patriotic card, Grace!!!

*Vicki* said...

Wow Grace, this is soooo gogeous!! LOVE the image and your design has that Vintage look...so stunning!!

Dori said...

It is beautiful! I love the unique layout and tags

Sprytebyrd said...

Wow! What a beautiful card! And, you've caught me on almost all of my Design Teams! So......
Thank you for joining us at:
Meljen's Designs
Sentimental Sundays
and
Stamptacular Sunday
Hugs, Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Diamond Doll said...

Fabulous card Grace i love all the distressing.Thanx for joining us at Crafts and Me this week.
(hugs)
Trish (-:

Merilee Lane said...

This is absolutely beautiful--one of my favorites ever! Thanks for sharing!

Holly said...

Fabulous card! I love the worn aged look. the way you did the side of the card with the top note and stitched look is wonderful! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

thefrashers said...

what a wonderful card and so rich in color and the aging details. i love it.

Peggysuez said...

This is beautiful Grace! I love using my prismas and they are a lot less expensive than the copics. :) Looking forward to the full sets and hop on July 1! Thanks for sharing your talent.

Mickie said...

Gace, this is just fabulous, can't wait to see the new sets.

CreaRenata said...

What a stunning creation! Thanks for joining our Red, White and Blue challenge at KKKG!

Hugs,
Renata

Clare Curcio said...

Beautiful work!

Maria Elena said...

Great project !
Thanks for playing with us at S by Abby.
~Maria Elena~ DT
http://mariaelenaworld.blogspot.com/

paperfun said...

Wow, awesome card. I love the everything about this card. I will have to look for that K and Company pad.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.

Mari

Dragonlady said...

Stunning card, love all the distressing. Thanks for playing at Die Cut Dreams.

Hugs Ali x

Sandy said...

Such a wonderful card and love all the distressing and the layout is fantastic, I saw your creation on Make It Monday, good luck,
Sandy

Kobie's Crafty Corner said...

What a lovely card Hun! It's so different to most I have seen lately!
Thank You for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin! Hope to see you again next week!
Hugs Kobie - Sweet Stampin DT

Tammy L said...

this is amazingly stunning! what a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining our seeing red challenge at Craft your Passion this week.
Tammy GDT

Sammibug said...

Wow, wow, wow! Absolutely stunning creations! Love love love it! Thank you for sharing your creation with us in our "Stars and Stripes" challenge at Daisy Doodles.

MariLynn said...

Grace, this is fantastic! Wow! Hope you have a blessed day!

Carlie M. said...

This is gorgeous! The distressed look to it makes it amazing! I love the stitching too! I saw your card on Make It Monday and was amazed!!!

Susan's crafty chaos said...

This is truly beautiful and inspiring! Thanks so much for playing along with our Stars and Stripes challenge at StampInsanity :D

Sarah said...

Wow, such a stunning card Grace, I absolutely love the vintage look. Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men for our Stars challenge and at Craft Your Days Away for our Vintage challenge, good luck x

Elise said...

This is an exquisite card! Thanks, AGAIN, for sharing with Just Us Girls!

dstandard said...

Such a fabulous card! Thanks for playing at Designed 2 Delight!

Leslie Miller said...

What a wonderful masculine card! The flag background is incredible!

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Zoe said...

Beautiful card, Thanks for playing along at Sweet Stampin this week, hugs x

Céline said...

wonderful card, love the papers and layout!
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
Hugs
céline SSC DT

Dazie said...

What an amazing card I adore it,


Thanks for joining our vintage theme over at Craft your days away.

Dazie
x

Lovely Linda said...

Wow Grace - this is stunning - I am glad I got to see it! I love this image and your fabulous colouring!! Always gorgeous details form you my friend! Thank you for sharing! {{{hugs}}}

Calypso's Crafts said...

This is absolutely stunning!!!
Thank you so much for sharinf it with us at Sentimental Sundays.

Addicted Scrapper said...

great job!!!! Thank you so much for joining us at scrapbookaholic

Gill McCall said...

apologies for the late comment but blogger hasnt been nice to me ! thank you for joining us at B&B

bosenberries said...

Beautiful card with great distressing details! Thanks so much for playing with Bows and Berries!
Robin

kurlygirl said...

Hi Grace, just had to stop in to say this card is amazing! Beautiful work!

Annette said...

beautiful card...

Amystarz said...

This is gorgeous your the distressing is absolutely fantastic!

E. Marie said...

Congratulations on being chosen for Top Three at Sentimental Sundays.