New Beginning

October 9th 2011

This is my card for the new blog Friendship's Garden very first challenge - New Beginnings. This challenge blog does not allow the use of stamps but you can use collage sheets, die cuts etc. This challenge also required that there was a "window" cut from the front flap of the card and I've used my square Spellbinder dies to cut mine in the corner.

Those of you that know me won't be surprised that I have made my own "interpretation" of the theme and I've used a quote from Plato and some fantastic images from a recently purchased collage sheet from Art Tea Life. I've added some tulle and ribbon to the images. The quote has been printed on the paper insert of the card.

My "new beginning" is that the woman is starting to "knit" a new creation and the quote stresses that it's important to lay a good "base" - I think this can be applied to anything we "begin"! LOL you know some of the "reasoning" behind my creations is "deep" and "symbolic"!!! But I hope you like it and maybe you will join the new challenge!!


Anonymous said...

To have taken that knitting needle and used it in such a way is so fabulous.
I love the sentiment and the images you used.

One Crabapple said...

oh Sharon !

She looks fabulous.

Love her on the grey ground that way and your use of the window !

This challenge is a good one

instead of just a theme there are some really

motivational rules here !

No stamps must have been hard to adhere to !

I love how you used the needle thru the knitted flowers and the touch of tulle - Perfection.

All Hail Plato !


Anonymous said...

Great card and a perfect fit for our challenge! I like how you incorporated the tule. I also think the collage photos are great. Thanks for playing with us at Friendships Challenge.

Terry said...

What a great sentiment and fits so well into the window! Love that lady! Fabulous card! Have a great Sunday!

Ciska said...

Such a great project, thanks for playing along with our very first challenge at Friendship's Garden! :) Hope to see you playing along next time too.

Daniella said...

That sounds like an awesome challenge site! I will have to check it out!
Your card is amazing! I love the 3d look of it!!

Dena said...

Hi, Sharon! I really like your style! I tend to interpret in a way that might seem out of the box to some. I love what you did with the theme. Your card is just gorgeous! Thanks for entering our challenge.

FGCB DT Team Member

Becky Garrison said...

Sharon, this is adorable! I love that image! Thanks so much for taking part in our first challenge! Hope to see you back again soon! Becky

2amscrapper said...

I love this!

Unknown said...

What a fabulous card!! I love your interpretation of the theme!!
Thanks for playing along at Friendship's Garden!!

Ellis said...

This is fantastic Sharon, you made a great card! =) Good sentiment too!
Hugs, Elenor

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