Monday, November 16, 2009

In Memory of Layton

This wonderful digi image was drawn by the talented Mo Manning to help raise money for Meningitis Research. There are two images on offer, I will post my second one tomorrow....not finished yet. The images are available on Jak Heath's blog - Crafters Kitchen. Layton is Jak's great nephew who sadly died on the 27th October aged only 16months. He had meningitis. So be sure to visit Jak's blog.

For this card I have used the wonderful sketch from I Heart 2 Stamp. Before I go on about the card I have to let you know about this wonderful blog that Allison owns. I found her because she had listed me in one of her 'Newly Discovered' lists.....what an honour. Anyways, every day on her blog (Stampin When I Can) Allison posts a list of sketches for that day. That is where I discovered this sketch. I just looked through for the right one to fit my image and went from there. Brilliant!!!
So back to the card. I found some blue card to use for the base card then a layer of white perlescent paper from Blue Edge Crafts. Next I used the star paper which my Mum gave me years ago. I knew a card would come one day that it looked perfect on. The wonderful image I coloured with my aqua pen and watercolour pencils and touches of metallic pens. Finished with the red circle cut on my circle nestabilities and used a Letraset rub on.


  1. Fabulous card and thank you so much for the link back.

  2. Lovely card Merry and a great cause. meningitis is so devastating and I think every parents worst nightmare.

  3. Such a lovely job on the card! I'm posting one tomorrow too for this worthy cause!

  4. Morning Merry

    She is such a talented artist and you have coloured the image to perfection.

    B x

  5. Super image, you made it work well with your layout. ikki

    ps: I just knew you would like the tree card. Thanks for your comments.

  6. Gorgeous card, love that image so cute even if the card is for a very sad cause! Hugs Nilla

  7. Beautiful Merry and coloured to perfection!!! I have purchased these images as well,just need to make time to use them.

  8. So cute. Your coloring is fantastic as always!

  9. What a wonderful card and how horrible that you have to make a card in memory of a sweet little baby. How sad.

  10. That is so very sad about Layton. Just aweful :(

    I think you did an excellent job with this image!

    P.S. The rolling pin method did take a long time! And I never thought about just using a craft knife and ruler...


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