Lots of Love 44

Mona Pendleton | Thursday, June 3, 2010 @ 11:00 PM | , ,

Thank Goodness It's Friday! Hope you all had a great week :) I had some "me" time, so I played along with a few of my favorite challenges. This week over at the cards blog, Paige is challenging us all to create a card with windows.

This may make you chuckle - I have never made a card with a window! :) Sounded like a fun technique to try, so I pulled out a few of my Spellbinders™ die templates & gave it a go! On a side note, whenever I think of windows, I think of my dear friend Julie who's blog name is Julie's Open Window - letting inspiration in... and out. I think that is such a catchy name :) For sketch inspiration, I joined in on the fun & played along with Laura's fun sketch 53 from 2Sketches4You.

Close-up, I think you can really get an appreciation for the scalloped heart window frames made from a few Spellbinders™ Nestabilities S4-137 Classic Scalloped Heart die templates & a peek what is on the inside :) I had to do a little stitchin' by hand the old fashioned way, using a needle & thread ;)

Here's the inside:

I used the bigger hearts that were "left over" from cutting the windows as a foundation & layered several other hearts on top. I used 3D foam squares to "pop" them up for a little dimension :)

That's all I have for today - If you are looking for some great inspiration or for some fun challenges to play along with, be sure to check out the sites that I have mentioned. Hope you have a great weekend! I will be back Saturday for an all new fun challenge with Just Us Girls. Thanks for looking-Be Sweet:)

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Sweethearts

Paper: Girl's Paperie, Papertrey Ink

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger

Other: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities S4-137 Classic Scalloped Heart, S4-136 Classic Heart, S4-239 Classic Scalloped Borderabilites™ Petite, W-001 The Wizard™, needle & thread :)

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44 Sweet Comments So Far:

Betty Benton said...

You just make it sound too darn easy, Mona! And what a fabulous result!!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

what a pretty card! love how you made the hearts :). love the stitching, the DP, and the colors! thanks for sharing :)! *hugs* steph :)

Gale Evans said...

Amazing results! Wow, what a incredible looking card, Mona! Love those hearts and your gorgeous borders!!

Millicent Forester said...

I must say that your first attempt at a windowed card is highly successful! As usual, your design is amazing! I love the various papers that you used for the hearts and how you nested the openings! Gorgeous DP and again, your stitching is beautiful!

Ros said...

Wow! another work of art... just gorgeous

Beate said...

Sigh...every time I come over here I am blown away by your gorgeous creations. You have such a talent for combining beautiful paper, die cuts and embellishments. Another beautiful card creation!
Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs and smiles

Heather said...

This is beautiful inside and out! Love the heart windows. :)

Sue a/k/a MOUSEMOM40 said...

Gorgeous! I love all the pink!

Sally said...

Great Windows response. I love your style. I have yet to master the multiple layers and PPs, but you seem to have tackled the concept. I'll have to browse around your blog when I get a chance. Thanks for stopping by Asleep on the Couch and leaving a comment.

Jenny said...

This is adorable! I love your creative idea with the sketch! I'm so glad I found your blog! I will stop by as much as I can, I love your style! Thanks for returning the favor on the comments! You are so sweet!

Linda Robinson said...

Once again you have out done your self.. I love this, I have only made a window card once, And I must admit it dosen't hold a candle to yours. The DP you used here is yummy! Have a great Weekend!

Hugs, Linda

Ingrid Danvers said...

Simply gorgeous, Mona. Your work is always so beautiful.

Kathy Martin said...

Oh my goodness...VERY Pretty! LOVE the heart shaped windows! :)

Lucy said...

Lovely card, Mona! Great technique! Never thought of trying this before. I will now! Thanks!

Christine Teros said...

Great take on Laura's sketch! Love those nested hearts! So cool to do the window with them! Your results are perfect. Can't believe this is your first one! You are so talented, you make everything look gorgeous!

Mary Chen said...

Lovely, Mona, just amazingly lovely! You are so full of fresh ideas!

SOS said...

Only one word. Wonderful!!!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Perfectly lovely inside and out! lovin' the heart windows!

Jen Johnson said...

Totally amazing card, Mona dear! I tried a windowed card once but it went horribly wrong! A pre-schooler could have done better :D Of course with your refined talents, you try it once and you produce a masterpiece! OMG!

Mandy Gwelton said...

Mona this is an outstanding card! I love those windowed hearts. This this the best take on Laura's sketch that I've seen! Your colors are great and I love the distressing giving it that perfect vintage feel!

Pammy said...

I have to give this technique a try! You really inspire me, Mona! This is such a simple but gorgeous card! You alway chose the best DP and colors and you make it look effortless! What an artist!!!

Julia Young said...

There really is lots of love in this divine card!!! I love the heart windows; you did such a great job with them! Was it hard to line everything up? In in awe of you talent!!!!

Julie Ranae said...

Thank you for such a lovely shout out, my friend : )

This card is beautiful and definitely should NOT be your last 'window' card! Lovely : )

Stampin' Pam said...

Outstanding Mona as usual. Lovely lovely.

Laura Davis said...

What an fantastic card! I love the yummy layers :)
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

june lanum said...

beautiful card mona you are so clever.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

*GASP* Mona this is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!! What a stunning take on the sketch and your detailing is fantastic!!!!

Andrea M said...

O-M-G... I can't tell you how much I love this card! It is beyond stunning!!! Holy moly, you rocked the window card challenge! You've made so many cards I adore but this has to be one of my favs to date - WOW!

Crayola58 said...

Breathaking card. I love the design and the hearts. Always wonderful stuff to see here.
Hugs
Carole

Lora DeJardins said...

Fabulous card, Mona! Love the windowed design! You did such a great job; can't believe this was your first project using this technique! Bravo!

Helen Watanabi said...

Hi Mona, your windowed hears are so incredible! What a great job you've done! I really love the DP's you used as well! Everything is just perfect!

Shana said...

It's fantastic - looks like it's straight out of a vintage store.

Sylvia said...

Wonderful card, love the heart windows! and so pretty!

Sam Marsdon said...

Mona, this card is simply phenomenal! You made this sketch much more interesting! I love those nested heart windows. You did such a perfect job! Really, your first time? Unbelievable! :D

1CardCreator said...

Love your first window card Mona! Love all the details stitching looks beautiful, and I love all the layers of hearts!

Constance said...

Oh how I love this card! Those hearts are amazing!

Silvia said...

Oh my gosh!! I am blown away by your creativity. When I first saw this card, I noticed something quite special on it. It looks like a little mirror on it...yes, it does!! Then, I read that what you have created is a window on your card ~ a heart window. IT IS GORGEOUS, MONA!!!!

Sorry for yelling...LOL

Deb Lewis said...

What a great job with this technique! You must do more as this one is absolutely gorgeous!

Karla said...

Mona, I really love your windowed technique! This came out so perfectly! I can't believe this was your first time! Those hearts are so pretty! Great choice of papers! I really love it!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful window card, congrats on being featured on the Cards Blog!

Trinh said...

Saw your card on the CARDS blog - what a stunner! Such beautiful details & colors.

Deborah Young said...

Precious, girlfriend!

Nancy said...

Very pretty card and a neat technique! Great job!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful windows and love the inside hearts. Gorgeous! Congrats on your CARDS blog shout out!


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