I took the photographs on the left when we were there. The night time photo was taken from our hotel room, and the other one from Cathedral Square. I got the photograph of the ruined Cathedral from the internet (it was taken by UK TV I think).
Here is the sketch I started with.
Most of the things I used came from my stash. I bought the papers (Kaisercraft) just the other day, but everything else I've had for some time. Here are the ones I can remember:
cardstock - Bazzill
pearls - Kaisercraft
Since I needed 3x C's and 3x H's (for Christchurch), I found these silver alphabet sticker letters were the only ones in my stash that were small enough and had enough of each letter, so those are the ones I went with. Unfortunately they didn't really show up against the cardstock. So, I painted over/around them with the twinkling H2Os, then rubbed it off the letter stickers. I think that turned out quite well.
If you are in New Zealand, and Christchurch especially, I send you my deepest sympathy and hope that you will be able to recover from this tragedy in time. I hope to return there some time in the future to see what it has once again become.
Till next time, happy days.