.... gosh, talk about cutting things fine - it's only a few hours to the deadline for this week's One Layer Wednesday challenge, being hosted by Susan at Simplicity. The challenge for OLW62 - is make it personal - "make a card for a particular person that is custom designed for him or her. You might use the person's favorite colors or a favorite image (such as a frog card for a friend who collects frogs, or an iris because it's your mother's favorite flower)".
I don't know why this card has taken me so long to make - because I knew as soon as I saw the challenge that it would be for Jonathan to welcome him home. But coming up with a design has been more than a little difficult. And this card owes thanks to Chrissie - for the idea of sponging, and to Vicky - again for the sponging, but also for the idea of music!
Jonathan has lots of interests but the top two, apart from his family, are photography and music - so it was natural to use them as the main features. And his favourite colour is green. Once I'd got that sorted it came together really quickly. Here's the card.
Stamps: Stampendous - House & Home; Inkadinkadoo - Rock Star; Creative Expressions - Vintage Photography; Waltzingmouse - Musical Backgrounds, Fancy Phrases, Sewing Box - Hugs
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, London Fog; Distress - Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint
Accessories: Card from stash
I showed this to Kathryn before I added the sentiment and asked her what she thought. She looked at it carefully and said "It's for Daddy! His favourite colour, cameras and music!" - so it works :)
I've had an extremely busy day - I've finished the wedding cards - I've made two so that Helen can pick which she likes - I'll share them with you tomorrow. That's all for this evening, so glad I managed to get this card finished in time for the challenge - now to put it away safely until Jonathan comes home. Only 10 days to go!