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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

One Day at a Time

Greetings!  A special shout out to my newest follower!  I so appreciate every one of my followers.  My post today is for the latest challenge over at Make My Monday where the theme this week is to create a project around a Blue and Brown color scheme.  I began by marbling the card base with Chipped Sapphire and Frayed Burlap Distress Paint and softening the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  The background reminds me of steam coming from the top of a steam locomotive.  I decided to stamp this gorgeous train by Sam Poole, distressed the edges with more VP DI and matted the train with corrugated cardboard.  The sentiment and gauge are also by Sam Poole.  I wanted my card to tell a story and so I chose these two images by Crafty Individuals.  Are the man and woman traveling together? Are they saying a bittersweet good-bye as one of them embarks upon a new life far away? Are they strangers that fate has brought together for an unknown destiny? Some vintage dark blue seam binding, several metal cog wheels by Idea-ology and Copper Liquid Pearls completes my card.  Thanks so much for dropping by. Yvonne

10 comments:

June Macfarlane said...

What a glorious piece, love the marbling it looks fab and the colours are so amazing together. Beautiful work on this piece and perfect for the theme.
hugs June x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful collage card, great images.

Cazro said...

Hi Yvonne, I love it! I love the idea of creating a story, I imagine they have just met and are to face an adventure as strangers, later becoming romantically involved. I love your washed blue smoky background. Great stamps too. Thanks for sharing with us at MMM, and for your wonderful continued support. Caz

Pia S said...

This is such a great male vintage design! You did a great job playing with inks to make the background!

Meggymay said...

Beautiful collage card super images. loved your Mothers Day card as well.
Yvonne

Kay Wallace said...

Love this card, too, Yvonne, yet it is quite different from your Mother's Day card!! You are full of surprises, Girl! This one is so full of intrique, as well as strong color elements and images! Well constructed for a masterful (if not downright mysterious) result!! Hugs! Kay

Mynnette said...

I love the explanation of all your elements! LOVE the beautiful blue and I adore the fabulous marbling, too! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

Dagmar said...

wow - it´s so fantastic - great artwork!!!!!

JayBe said...

Wow! I love how the card tells a story - great elements and perfect for our challenge. Thanx for joining us at Make My Monday.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

Fliss said...

A really fabulous card Yvonne. Wonderful stamping and love the rich colour.
Thanks for joining in with our MMM colour challenge.
Fliss xx