Thursday 18 June 2009

Another commissioned card

I've been asked to make a card for a friend's grandson's 6th birthday, featuring a rocket.

This fits in with a few challenges:

365 day 108: 'oh boy!' - masculine birthday card, but not for an adult
Everybody art 43: 'numbers'
Mixed Media Monday: 'numbers'
Paperplay week 21: 'give it a twist' - 'Use your supplies in an unexpected way
For example, pink card for men, title in Braille, clock faces instead of the letter "O", anything with a twist!' - my twist is using a pink birthday sentiment on a boy's card, because it matches parts of the rocket. I also decorated the back of the card as well as the front.

I've used a K & Co Donna Ingermanson paper from the Rough and Tumble range. I scanned the rocket and increased its size. I didn't have a number 6 to match, so I inked and embossed a naked chipboard one. I also inked the birthday sentiment (it was originally a pale lilac).

I used some more of the paper to decorate the back of the card:

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Commissioned card: pile it on!!!

I was asked to make an 80th birthday card, pink and purple with flowers.

I used this week's sketch on Friday Sketchers challenge 56:

As I used two ribbons on the card (one across the middle and the glittery one tied at the side) I'm linking for challenge 2 on Pile it on: 'wrapped up in ...': 'We want you to use RIBBON on your project - at least TWO DIFFERENT RIBBONS! You must, of course, combine with at least one other challenge!'

The idea of Pile it on is to combine with other challenges - the more, the merrier! So, here are the other challenges that I'm linking for this card:

Lots to do challenge 24: 'no theme, you choose'
One Stop Craft challenge 33: 'add some sparkle' (the ribbon on the left is glittered and there are lots of gems on the butterflies, etc)
Double Dutch challenge 20: 'my one and only' - one colour: shades of lilacs
Created by hand: 'your choice'
Everybody Art challenge 44: 'Happy Birthday'
Simon Says: 'Happy Birthday'
Flutter by Wednesday challenge 62: open theme: 'This week the challenge is an open week as long as your card has a butterfly or fairy on it'
A Spoon full of sugar challenge 55: 'butterflies'
Just Bex: 'ways with ribbons' - 2 different ways
Tander Teaser 102: beautiful butterflies'

Wow! And all because I was asked to make an 80th birthday card.

I used BG Eva papers, made a 'nestie' oval with printed sentiment on computer, with the addition of flowers and ribbons from stash. The outer flowers were white, so I inked with wisteria chalk ink and did the same with the butterflies, edged with orchid pastel chalk ink.

I'm also submitting this for the Artistic Stamper June challenge on CBC - there isn't actually any stamping on it, but there is inking.

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