Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Another commissioned card

I was asked to make a 30th birthday card for a friend to give to her son, so I've used the sketch for this week's Going Grey (Scrap-Creations) challenge:

And I used the colours given for Curtain call colour challenge act 63:

The top paper is BG mellow and the bottom one is BG granola. The striped strip is an unknown piece from my offcuts box. The request was for a picture of a BMW sports car, which I mounted on silver, the computer generated sentiment also mounted on silver. The 30 is silver peel offs.
This is also for:

Moving along with the times 79: birthday & circles
Scrappy frogs: sentimental
Aud sentiments 18: anything goes
Crafts and me 20: anything goes
Creative craft: anything goes
One stitch at a time 43: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Crafty Emma 17: anything goes
Craft your passion 39: anything goes
Aly's 32: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes

A very special birthday

I was commissioned to make a large A4 card for one of John's blind bowling club, a visually impaired man who was 100 on New Year's Day. We sent him a card for the special day - you can see it here - but this card, which will have the names of the club members inside - will be given to Bill at a surprise afternoon tea party for him next week. I'm safe to put this here because there is no way that Bill will be looking at my blog.

As the card is for a visually impaired gentleman, I needed to keep it quite clean and simple and with some texture, so I opted to use Jolly Nation Bowls Man (Senior) decoupage and matching background paper etc. I created the grass with the bowling mat with Microsoft Digital Image Pro 7.0 - I love that program - so easy to use.

This photo shows the build up of the decoupage:

I'm linking this for the following challenges:

Totally Gorjuss 61: for someone special
Mixed media Monday: size matters - this card is A4, which is normally outside my comfort zone
Pile it on 1: brand spankin' new - the Jolly Nation papers/decoupage were bought specially for this card
Creative inspirations 50: use something new (as above)
Ann's creative nook 118: use something new (as above)
Woodware 8: something new (as above)
Speedy the cat (Mark's finest papers) 36: use something new (as above)
Totally papercrafts 47: time to party
Creative Friday 34: let's have a party
Pixie cottage 50: party celebration
Totally papercrafts 47: time to party
Crazy4challenges 68: celebrate something
Freshly brewed 28: celebrate
Simon says: time to party/celebrate
Anything goes (Craft Den) 30: the letter C - celebration
Stampin' B 91: make a celebration card
Scrappy frogs: sentimental
Aud sentiments 18: anything goes
Crafts and me 20: anything goes
Creative craft: anything goes
One stitch at a time 43: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Crafty Emma 17: anything goes
Craft your passion 39: anything goes
Aly's 32: anything goes
Cardmakin mamas 11: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes