Monday, June 7, 2010

Manly Mondays Week #10

Every once in awhile I like to join a swap in one of the Yahoo groups that I am involved in.  I was looking for something a little different and came across a one card swap in the Scor-Pal group.  It just so happened that for the month of May the theme was "masculine".  This is the card that I made.

The fish was applied with Heat and Stick powder and green sand.  A really fun technique I learned a few years back. For the inside I simply stamped some branches from Embrace Life.

I was pleased that the recipient acknowledged receiving it and really liked it.

The swap that I received in return is absolutely amazing.  My jaw dropped when I opened the envelope.  The time and care that it took just pops out at you. 

Mary Sanchez created this and unfortunately my lighting for this picture does not do it justice.  I received it over a week ago and I can not stop looking at it.  It shimmers and glows in all the right places.  When you get a chance check out her blog at Odonata Creations  She has some amazing tutorials posted. She also sent this.

Once again the lighting fails to capture its true beauty.  The letters are embossed and a slight pink shimmer surrounds this incredible plaque. I will treasure this always and it will hold a special place in my craft room. I can not say thank you enough Mary!

A La Prochaine!


Charmaine Stack said...

What a great card. I especially lived the clever closure on the front of the gate fold.

Betty Hayne said...

Great Cards Julie. I was over at Julies on the weekend & we were doing guess what CARDS I saw what Mary sent her & the pictures do not do it justice. They look a lot better in real life.