Saturday, 2 April 2011

The Destination Is London for Grungy Monday

We now have a new challenge for a Monday, GRUNGY MONDAY, a challenge set by Linda following the great success of The Compendium Of Curiosities challenge.  I am only just in time with this challenge as I have had so much to complete this week but at least I made it LOL.
It's also my husband's birthday in April so I thought I would combine the challenge with creating something for his special occasion. The next step was what to do when I realised around Christmas I purchased this card blank of London in the Sale.  My husband spends a great deal of time in London with work so I thought this would be ideal.   The challenge is to be inspired by Tim's 12 TAGS OF CHRISTMAS, 2008, TAG 10.  I wanted to make something completely different from a tag but use some of the techniques Tim highlights in his tag which is exactly what I have done.
The card folds together to stand upright to show the London landmarks.  The text here is from playing cards of London destinations that I also found in the sale last Christmas. The masking and LONDON are using a couple of the techniques from Tim's tag.
I had forgotten I had this stamp of Umbrella Man, he is a smaller version than the original and I have used him to represent my husband in London and I love the umbrealla charms I found, perfect to co-ordinate with the stamped image.  The map of Regents Park is from a small tea towel which I cut up and machine stitched into place.  Umbrella Man is also created using the technique from Tim's tag and again I have used Tim's Timeworks mask in the background.
A little more stamping using Tim's range of stamps.
From this angle you can see the detail in the card itself.  I am also entering this into The Stampman challenge which this time around is ANYTHING TIM and this creation fits that perfectly with Tim's stamped images and techniques. Enjoy your weekend, Tracy x x

21 comments:

Helen said...

What a great card - I love the shaped skyline base - that's wonderful! Your decoration of it is brilliant.

Dragon said...

This is a fabulous piece of work. Thanks for playing along with the Stampman theme this time...
Frankie
xx

Lori said...

Oh, wow, Tracy, this is FANTASTIC! So much detail, just love it!

Carol Q said...

oh fab Tracy. what a great card for anyone who has connections with London

flutterbycrafter said...

This is fab, wonderful detail, so much work, I bet your husband loved it. xx

Barb Cady said...

This is just a stunning card! Hope you drew round the edge before you used it so you could replicate some of the shapes! A1 Tracy.x

Gillian said...

Lots of lovely elements that depict London Tracy ... sure hubby will love it.

Gez said...

WOW! Stunning Tracy..so much detail. What a wonderful keepsake. Brilliant. You must have had so much fun making this..truly wonderful.

Thank you for your lovely blog comments. I always really appreciate your opinions. :)

Wishing you a lovely Sunday.xx

donna said...

Fantastic birthday card Tracy. So much to look at.

Minxy said...

What a super creation, love all the elements you've added x

Netty said...

Oh wow Tracy your husband is going to love this terrific work of art it must have taken you ages and ages, but so worth it. Fab work. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Linda Ledbetter said...

What a wonderful trip to London! Tracy, this is an AMAZING work of art! You re-visioned Tim's tag in such an inventive and wonderful way. The colors are beautiful and the design is just incredible. You have such an eye for detail-- I really admire your talent.

What a lucky guy your husband is! He's certainly going to love this gorgeous card.

Thanks so much for being part of Grungy Monday! It's always delightful to see your work!

Suzanne C said...

Wow! This is really wonderful! LOve the skyline and then the different scenes created. The umbrella clips are fantastic.

Candy C said...

Wow Tracy! What a great card with so much detail! Really amazing!!! As a fellow Tim lover...you did a fantastic job on this!! <3 Candy

Jenny Potter said...

Oh wow! So much detail - great work!

Sue said...

This is amazing Tracy, a true work of art. Bet your hubby loves it x

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Wow Tracy, Loving your take on the challenge, your 'London' card is brilliant, all the elements are perfect, esp. the lil umbrella charms :)
Jan x

Meggymay said...

Wow, its brilliant, a true keepsake.

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

wonderful work Tracy! really beautiful

The Stamp Man said...

Yet another amazing project Tracy, your husband is going to love this!! Great imagination and design, there's so much to look at, just like London, you've captured it so well:)

Thanks for joining us for our Anything by T!m challenge.

Jill

Lynn Stevens said...

WOWZERS!!!!!!! Now thats what I call arising to the challenge! FABULOUS!!!!