Tuesday 22 March 2011

Await the Night

Hello again, Hope you are all well.

I made this card for my daughters 21st birthday, both my daughter and I are big fans of Anne Stokes art work, so I have used one of her images, she is called 'Await the Night' We think she is lovely. Let me know what you think.

The card is 12 x 12 square, mainly because I loved the swirly frame on the paper and couldn't bear to cut it up, so I coloured it in red (black and red are my daughters favourite colours), cut out the middle and inserted the image. The key on the front is an old wardrobe door key sprayed it gold and attached a tassel and bow.

I emailed Anne Stokes and requested her permission to use her art and show it on my blog and this is the reply I received

"Hi Fiona,
Thats a very nice card you made :) Yes it is ok for you to put it on your blog. Just make sure you mention it was for personal use only. I don't want people thinking its ok for them to make stuff like this and sell it.
Best wishes,

I was so thrilled to receive a reply I really wouldn't have minded if she had said no! of course, then I wouldn't have been able to show you all my card, but as requested I must stress this card was made for PERSONAL USE ONLY and all credit must go to Anne Stokes for her fantastic art work.

That's all from me for now, take care
Fiona. x

Sunday 20 March 2011

Remember me?

Hello, remember me?

Sorry I have neglected my blog for so long, but in my defence I have been very very busy with work and family, but I haven't neglected card making completely tho. I have made a few cards, not all of them a success, but I will show you a couple of the better ones below.

This card I made for a friend to send to her dad for his 60th birthday. This is the front of the card.

For the inside of the card I have chosen a decoupage image again, yes, still a bit scared of stamps. If you wiggle her elbow she wiggles her hips.

Sorry she's a little out of focus, a photographer I am NOT.

My friend's mum liked this card and asked me to make one for her to send to her husband, (my friend's dad).
This is where I get brave and actually use a STAMP!

This is a close up of the image on the front of the card......

and this is the inside of the card.

A close up of the verse, which reads " Life is like a roll of toilet paper, the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes".......

and a close up of the inside image

Feeling a bit braver, I though I'd have another go at stamping, but the more I looked at this stamp, the more I thought it was just asking to be decoupaged, so I thought I'd give it a go.

I heat embossed the outlines (Wow, that was fascinating) and decoupaged the image. Let me know what you think.

No that's not a ghost in the background, it's me taking the photo. There's no hiding from mirror card, is there???

That's all from me for now. Please feel free to leave a comment all advice is gratefully received.

Fiona. x