Wednesday, 11 March 2015

MM149 - The Savior is Born


Here's my card for this week's Merry Monday challenge, monochromatic blue.



I'm excited about this one! Once again, I took my inspiration from this card by Diana. I love how she made her sponged areas look like ribbon.

I created arc masks in post-it paper and then sponged in Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass.  I finished with a CSS nativity and sentiment (too bad Saviour is spelled incorrectly for us here in Canada! lol!). Not sure where my star came from - I really wanted to cut out a MB star, but they're still on my wish list!

(PS, you'll love the irony of this - the top panel is popped up with 4 previous attempts of the masking, cut down to 3.5" squares)

33 comments:

thassos456 said...

Just beautiful, love it :)

Lynn said...

This is stunning (and you didn't have to disclose about the pop up! :)!!

Shelly said...

Gorgeous!

Marcia HIll said...

This is just stunning Ardyth! Your blending of the blues is done so beautifully and I just love the way you made it resemble a ribbon! Just out of curiosity, how do the Canadians spell Savior?

Marcia HIll said...

Oops...just realized you had "Saviour" spelled out in your post...guess I need to read a little more carefully!

Abi said...

Totally beautiful Ardyth, Haven't been able to comment much lately but I had to for this one xx

Tracey McNeely said...

Only you could make a cool graphic nativity card!

Happy Dance said...

Every time you post a card, I have to sit back and sigh. This is just wonderful. If it doesn't sound too weird, can I just say that it has the look of God's grace coming down from heaven?. That's the best way I can articulate what feeling this card evokes. I. Love. This. True story. Also, missing you! Bev

Bonnie said...

Obviously, practice makes perfect, Ardyth! Love that sponged arc and the sweet Nativity! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Bobby said...

Waste not, want not. Love that you used your rejects in a positive way ;) Your final result is amazing, Ardyth, both the ribbon and it's inking.

Jenni's Jems said...

Wow this is stunning Ardyth !! Love it love it!! x

Hannelie said...

You sure should be excited about this one Ardyth... It looks fantastic!

Kristie Goulet said...

I just LOVE this, Ardyth! Awesome!

KayM said...

Oh my goodness!! This is beyond stunning Ardyth!! What a gorgeous gorgeous card! I want to CASE this... if it's possible!!

Deepti said...

Fabulous design and such an amazing inking :) I am in awe

Sheila H said...

Your design is amazing. This card is a true work of art. It should be framed.

Brandi said...

Wow! Jaw on the floor stunning!

Geri said...

Ink, recycle, repeat, ink, recycle, repeat...sounds like my world!

Well worth the 'repeats' cuz this is gorgeous! Love what Bev wrote - that is exactly how your card made me feel.

Your inking is amazing!

Lisa said...

MARVELOUS card Ardyth!!!

Cat Craig said...

Wow, this is stunning. So well designed. Just awesome.

Ingrid said...

Ardyth - what a stunning interpretation! I just love your card...of course - there's not a thing you do that I don't just love...lol! :)

conil said...

Swoon. Talk about stunning. This is it! Simply perfect.

Karren said...

Beautiful card, Ardyth! The swirl of ink is so dramatic against the background and makes for a stunning card. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

Kim Heggins said...

Stunning card Ardyth, really so beautiful. Love your ink swirls, so classy.

Di said...

Wow Ardyth! This just reached out from the MM gallery - so beautiful!

Hugs

Di xx

Cindy H. said...

Gorgeous design!

Jen W. said...

Your inking is always so crisp and gorgeous and I love the curves!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is brilliant, Ardy! It's not only lovely, you used those scraps, too!! Hugs, Darnell

Wendy said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous, Ardyth! Just love your simple but beautiful cards and this one has a fabulous design! Well done! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

Anita in France said...

Wow, Ardyth, really WOW! Stunning sponging and such a beautiful way to highlight the Holy Family ... WOW ... again! Anita :)

Claire Broadwater said...

Ardyth, your card is gorgeous! I love it! XX

Susan Joyce said...

Totally delightful, such a stunning design, I love every detail. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

wienerhoneymooners said...

WOW this took my breath away!!!!