Tuesday, May 19, 2009

One Knight closer to going home...

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a card that I made for another friend over at Post Pals. It is an organization that lists hospitalized children in the UK to receive happy mail, you can read more about them HERE on their site. I made one earlier in the month for a little girl named Mollie, and was thrilled to see that Dustin Pike is using Post Pals as a chance to win his blog candy. What a wonderful idea!
Using one of Dustin's images, I made this for a little boy named Ethan:


With the stair step technique, I created a little story and dubbed it "One Knight closer to going home." I remember those long drawn out days when our own DD was undergoing chemotherapy, but it was a wonderful moment when DH would call after their weeklong stay and say, "We're on our way home!" :D My base is made with SU's creamy caramel cs, all the other pieces were various scraps. The castle is a clear $1 stamp by Imaginisce, my DS insisted that it needed a moat around it and I drew in its cobblestone path.
(Please note: although I was inspired by it, I am not going to use that original sentiment. Instead, I've chosen "Have a wonderful Knight" out of respect for Ethan and his family.)

Here is a close up of the card:


My Bear in shining armor is colored in with copics and then flocked. His loyal horsie was colored in with prismacolor pencils, OMS and a stump, and instead of the original lead that Dustin drew, I used a scrap piece of twine for this noble steed. ;)

I hope you all participate in Dustin's blog candy/cause for Post Pals. Click HERE to read about it on his blog and to see that poor pinata that he drew! heehee! He is also looking in to American based organizations who do similar projects as well. And if you are a fan (who isn't?) my friend Lisa on SCS {aka wildbasket} is hosting a great swap HERE - even Dustin joined in on the fun. :D Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone!

*Love and Aloha*

27 comments:

Chrissy's Creations said...

Super adorable, I love all the details.

Tammy said...

Super Super Cute! I just love that castle in the background. Great job on this Joni.
It's so amazing.

Wendy said...

This is so cool, I don't even have the words! (Except those)! :)

Lindsay said...

OMG i love it!!!! sooo cute!!!!

Ann said...

Wow this is just brilliant Joni. I too am making cards for the kids - I must remember that sentiment - it's a really good one.

I wondered if there was a similar organisation in the States - I'm sure there must be a need for one.

Ann xxx

Carisa said...

This rocks - I really need to check out that site! How sweet!

Jennifer said...

This is wonderful work, it must have taken ages!
I love the 3d effect, it really brings the story to life - well done!
Hugs
Jen x

CRYSTAL said...

Super adorable...love the scene that you created... Ethan is a very special boy and he will love your card!!!
I'm making one for a boy named Ben....Excited to be part of such a wonderful venture!!!!
Hugs

Heather said...

Joni, this is AWESOME!!! Totally adorable!!!

Rachel said...

THIS IS AMAZING!

PaperCrafty said...

Amazing Job!!!

Kim Scheerer said...

That is beyond adorable! You come up with the most super cute ideas.

Anita Hovey said...

That's a great stepper card! That castle was the perfect size...I can't believe how you can draw just what you need to make things work...I can't draw a straight line with a ruler LOL

Laura Jean said...

OMGOSH Joni that is adorable! Great Stepper card! I hope I get one!

LJ

kssdesigns said...

OMG Joni!! This is spectacular!!

Anonymous said...

and the thing that tops all this off, for me, Joni is that in the middle of crafting, good mothering, and awesome blogging--you brought ME (the uncrafty, non-blogging, sick mom) a care package. I'm so blessed to call you friend. :D

Leslie

Martha said...

this is so cute!
I was just coloring this image last night, love what you did!

Heather said...

Joni,

This card totally rocks in every way!!! I love the stair step cards and I really love your castle theme and that scene it totally amazing!!! You rock miss Joni!!!

Heather

NinaB said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's nice to meet another Pinay in this craft community I love. Come back again as I plan to offer digistamps from time to time. I also have some actual rubber stamps to be released soon!

Janice said...

Joni your card is too cute!! I'm sure Ethan will love it. Great job with the flocking.
Thank you for stopping by my blog and thank you for your very nice comments.

yoorah said...

What a totally awesome creation Joni! Just LOVE it!

Becky said...

This is awesome Joni!! I just love this and love the idea where it is going to. You are a very talent young lady :). I have an award for you over at my place, come by and pick it up .

Alfred Gallardo said...

That is abeautiful Card Joni. Keep up the good work. :D

Tenia Nelson said...

Wow, Joni...this is super rad!!!!

Sharon Pisiakowski said...

Oh my gosh - this is sooooooo adorable! I absolutely LOVE it!!!!!

Becky in East Tennessee said...

WOW! Way to pull it all together girl! I love it! You totally made a gorgeous piece of art!

Gael said...

Absolutely FABULOUS!!!