Wednesday, February 19, 2014

My case of Grace

Casing another artist's cards is not something that I normally do. Partly because my style is unique and eclectic and I usually had to do my own thing. However, this week's Our Daily Bread Designs challenge was to do just that. We were to pick a card artists and CASE one of their cards. The artist that I picked, I admire for more than just her artistry. I admire the kind of person she is. She is a genuine Christ follower. I am blessed to call her my friend. I picked THIS card by my friend Grace.

To make the hearts I took the cardboard from a cereal box. (Blueberry Morning- my son's favorite) I did faux barn board technique with white glue and white and cream acrylic paint. While the glue was drying I thought I would put a piece of lace and some ric rac into the glue. When the glue dried, I took versamark ink and UTEE. I was going for a cracked glass look, but the cardboard backing made it so it would not crack. 
Do you see the beautiful copper on my hearts? My sweet friend Pam sent me a jar of Inka Gold Metalic Rub as a Valentine's Day gift along with some fabulous paper and embellishments. I am so blessed to have such good friends. The Inka Gold copper was really fun to work with. I used it on the hearts and around the edges of the post card and I finally used it on some white thread that I used to tie the ribbon on the left side of the card.

On Grace's card she used an authentic old post card. I on the other hand have a very new one. In fact before today it was a piece of cardstock. I used DAYDREAM DESIGNS SENDING YOU LOVE OUTLINE  digital image

I am going to enter this card in the Word Art Wednesday challenge.


  1. Oh, MariLynn, what a lovely tribute to our precious friend Grace! Yes, she is a wonderful and precious friend who loves the Lord deeply and shows it in all that she does! I love your CASE of her card with all the beautiful details that make it such a beautiful card...and honor to Grace! So very glad you've joined us once again this week for the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge! You've certainly shine His light in this post! Warm hugs, sweet friend!

  2. Beautiful card MariLynn, and such a wonberful case of Grace's work!!

  3. OH, my goodness, MariLynn....this is just gorgeous! What a work of art! I LOVE those amazing hearts. They look like vintage porcelain. It's just stunning. Thank you so very, very much for participating in our challenge this week at Word Art Wednesday. We depend on creative artists like you to make our blog an encouraging place to visit and to gain inspiration. Your creation certainly offers both. Thank you for your continued support!
    Diane Noble (DT-WAW)

  4. Oh Marilynn, Grace is such a wonderful friend and person and I agree that she is precious indeed. What a wonderful tribute to her for not only your words but your gorgeous case!! I just love the textured hearts and the vintage flair. Thanks for taking the time to join the challenge at ODBD and encourage others!!

  5. Ooooh MariLynn, you just amaze me!!! I LOVE that you cased my card! I love how you can make a cereal box into a gorgeous textured and shabby chic heart! I love your rolled roses and pretty bows, and that post card is awesome... love the sentiment on it!!! I'm so honored that you chose to case my card and I'm even more honored by your sweet words! Much love my friend!!!

  6. Wow Marilynn! That's gorgeous! You CASE'd Grace's card with such an elegant style even while using cardboard! Never hear of faux barn board technique but I think I would like to learn it! Yep, it's gorgeous! Thanks for creating with us this week at ODBD!

  7. Oh wow, Marilynn...this is GORGEOUS. Just so soft and sweet, and I want to thank you for sharing it in our challenge this week. You make Diane's Daydream Designs look so wonderful. Great job, my friend.
    Word Art Wednesday

  8. How elegant and pretty. Love that vintage soft sponged look with pretty roses and lace...wonderful job and great case...TFS..:0)

  9. A beautiful card. You picked a great person to case, Grace is a wonderful person and I love her work.