Sunday, 19 June 2011

Less is More - Monogram


This week's challenge over at Less is More is a Monogram theme.  Mmmm had to get the old thinking cap on for this one.

It's a bit of an emotional card so forgive me if it gets all soppy!  I decided to make a card for my son, Ross who turns 12 in July.  He is moving up from Primary to Secondary after the summer holidays.  He's quite happy about the move up to big school it's Mum that's going to find it difficult.  Another milestone.  All the parents are invited to a Primary 7 leavers concert and I'm sure there will be a lot of teary eyes!

I took some of my inspiration from Suze's post here.  She's done a fantastic book mark in zentangle style which to be honest I'd never heard of.  However I decided to take the idea and instead of repetitive pattern, I filled my large R with things that Ross likes at this moment in time and some of his dreams for the future.  I'm not an artist but it's not really about the individual drawings more the hint of the activities/hobbies.

First of all I made a cloudy background.  To do this I drew round a large die cut R and cut out a template of it.  I then placed a rectangular template over this to make the frame.  I sponged some Bashful Blue over this and used a scallop circle scrap to make the clouds.  I outlined the R in marker pen.  I attached this to a Pacific Point card base and made some photo corners for the opposite corners.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and thanks for coming to visit. x

Edit:  Suze suggested I also enter this into the Just For Fun Challenge.  This is a new challenge for me, hope it fits the bill. x

Materials Used
All Stampin' Up! supplies used unless otherwise stated

Card - Pacific Point, Whisper White
Ink - Bashful Blue
Marker from my stash

33 comments:

Susan said...

What a perfect card for your son! He's sure to love this and that you took the time to draw all of his favorite things!
My Card

StampingStace said...

Very cute card, I'm sure he will love it, especially as its made by mum.
Stacex (19)

Dana Leigh said...

Very nice card. I like all the items within the "R".

Dolly Daydreams said...

Oh ii remember so well when my boys " went to big school not a dry eye in the house very emotional time. Love your card and the blue is perfect .

Marie

Mandi said...

What a clever idea Aileen
sure your son will love it!
Thank you so much
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

I'm sure Ross'll love it! Fab card

Kathyk

Sue said...

Brilliant idea Luv Sue x

Debgem said...

This is really lovely - your son will adore it. Moving to High School is such a big step - and they really do grow up so fast in that first year!

Suze Bain said...

Wow Aileen what a fab keepsake card - and your doodling IS great (please enter it into the JFF challenge). xx

Suzilou said...

Love this card, realy fab idea, have done 2 moving up to big school got one more to go next year, which I can see being a killer as it will be the end of a 14 year connection with school. Bah filling up just thinking about it lol :)

Diane said...

Great card......love it...just starting to mess around with Zentangle myself...I need practice...but yours is fantastic!

MonicaB said...

Wonderful idea! The card turned out beautiful.

Ang C said...

A beautiful card - I'm sure Ross will love it

Von said...

Thank you for adding this to our challenge at Just for Fun it's a great idea for a monogram :)and you card is fab
Von x

Margaret said...

Graet card Aileen and clever idea
Margaret x

florenceandfreddie said...

Great card Aileen. Love how you have used the "R". Fingers crossed all goes well with your son going to the big school. The fingers are crossed for you as I am sure Ross will be just fine.
Regards Florence.

Janet said...

Lovely card,great "R"
Janet

Chrissie said...

This is a brilliant idea Aileen, what a wonderful memento for your son to keep of this big moment for him!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Lynn said...

This is a wonderful idea. Never heard of Zentangle either, must check it out. Lovely card. Lynn x

sam21ski said...

Great card for your son Ross. I'm sure he'll love it.

Glad that you found us and have shared your creation with us over on JFF

Sam xxx

http://sam21ski.blogspot.com/

Lynne said...

Fabulous card, really clever idea.
Lynne xxx

Katina said...

Fabulous Aileen! xx

Zoechaos said...

This has come out so well as a LIM monogram it is fabulous. As a tangle such a great idea your boy has a lot of interests and activities there. Thank you for sharing this with us at Just for Fun. XOXO Zoe

Beryl K said...

Excellent card
Beryl x

Meggymay said...

Great monogram, looks real classy.

jo said...

Lovely card which I'm sure your son will love. My son is also going to secondary school in September and I'm dreading his leaver's assembly! I just know I'll be awash!

Diane J said...

You've made such a beautiful keepsake, I love the way you have filled the 'R' with things that mean a lot to your son - great idea xx

Jaqi said...

Wow this is lovely , great card :-)

Neet said...

What a fabulous reminder of this big day in your lives. Thanks for joining us at JFF - Hugs, Neet x

Vicky Hayes said...

What a lovely idea Aileen and what a fab card. I know exactly how you feel. It is a huge milestone and really the beginning of them going out into the big wide world. But he'll be okay - you'll blink and he'll suddenly be a fine grown-up man and you'll have to call him sir!

Sally said...

Hi Aileen, thanx for the lovely comment you left on my LIM challenge card. I have to say that you card is quite original & a beautiful design.
Sally x

Wishcraft said...

What a lovely idea! Great card :o) Lisa x

Valerie said...

How original Aileen to use zentangle! It's so effective and what a lovely idea to use it to personalise your card.
Val x

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