Sunday, April 12, 2015

Happy Birthday Monica

 


Happy Birthday Monika!  My friend Monika is celebrating her birthday with a Linky Party to celebrate where you CASE one of her beautiful cards!  What a fun idea, I just had to join in the fun.
I created a background by rubbing some Tim Hotz's distress inks on my Craft Sheet, spritzing with water then smooshing my paper on the mess of inks.  Above is the background I got - a nice winey collage of color like I was going for.  I embossed the grapes and sentiment  and then decided to add a back ground with wine glass, all stamps from Wine Tableau set from Sparkle N Sprinkle. I added some Plantinum glitter from Sparkle and Sprinkle to the bubbles and grapes.   I have known Monica (also Loz, Pia and Asha) from when Make it Monday had their weekly challenge and encouraged you to comment on each others blogs and we have all continued to visit each others blogs when this challenge ended, that is why I picked this sentiment "Friendships like wine improve with age".
Happy Birthday again dear friend!
 A few fun challenges:


17 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Absolutely gorgeous Donna!! I love your take on Monika's CASE card and your colors are purple which I love...and so does Monika! :) Really fabulous design!! I love it! HUGS

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your craft mat smooshing turned out beautifully, Donna! It really does look like wine colors, which you then brilliantly showcased with your embossed grapes and wine glass background! Yummo!! It's a wonderful CASE of Monika's card for her linky party! I enjoyed reading about your history with her and how your bloggie friendship came to be! Enjoy the day!! Hugs, Darnell

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful card, Donna! Gorgeous inky background! I liked reading how you met Monika and the other ladies!

Windy Ellard said...

From what you have described I would like to see the wine card in person with all the shine/sparkle! Thanks for joining the Pals color challenge this week!

Lynda said...
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Lynda said...

Gorgeous cards, my mother in law would love the first one lol .... just perfect for our challenge x Thankyou so much for joining us over at Creative Artiste Lynda GDT xx

Monika Reeck said...

I was away to India Restaurant and has no chance to be the first one who commenting..really sorry Donna...yeah I know you always gave me the encouragement like Asha..Pia and Loz and I meet Billie there too at MIM...now about your CASE ing card....wooow love purple you did and you are clever made your own BG with all the purple shade..lovely image..great CASE ing card Donna...thanks for joining with my linky party..you are a sweet crafty friend..biig hugs..And thanks for the goodies too...
Monika :x

Loz said...

Fabulous take on Monikas card Donna..Loz

Wheelie Crafty said...

Wow Donna, I am sure Monike will love the card you made for her, as I love what you have done with the colours that suit our colour board to a tee...
Thank you so very much for joining our challenge over at Creative Artiste, good luck...

Huggles
Rhonda xx
Co-Owner and DT
www.creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.com.au

Becka B said...

What great projects, i love them both. xx

Becka B - DT Forhttp://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.co.uk/

Pia S said...

I miss MIM, sure made some good blog friends there:)
Love your take on Monika's card, it's so her but I can't also spot your personal influence to the design. Really cool background!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh these are both so fabulous!

Glittered Paws said...

Oh how nice - love the wine glass stamp and the bunch of grapes fit in very nicely. and of course purple - grapes, wine, and Donna's favorite color,.

Maggie Mata said...

Love how you combined all the colors and made them look like dried water. Very interested. Thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts.

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card!! I love the wine glasses in the background and the sentiment!! The colors are fabulous!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Kerry Atherton said...

Love those colours!!!! Awesome card... Well done!!

Asha said...

We met over at MIM! Aaahhh... those were the days and we've kept in touch ever since. (I've bit a little MIA lately!). I'm glad we met...and you've made a fab fab card to celebrate friendship. Thanks for being YOU, Donna.
hugs, Asha