I was asked to make a birthday card for a customer's grandfather who will be 69 years young this week. The brief was gardening and very colourful. Sometimes when a topic comes up I want to run and hide but I knew exactly where to look for images - Joanna Sheen's Cottage Garden CDs - only problem there were too many nice ones to pick from!!!
In the end I decided on four images all of which I used the snapshot tool and took into My Craft Studio (MCS). I then printed off three of the images larger as I was doing an A4 card and printed them out at 100%. The other image I made large but took down to 20% and then put a verse on top from a CD I bought some years ago. Normally I would have made a verse up myself but this request was sprung on me. I did lots of matting and layering, added embellishments of card candy, gems, flowersoft and finally the finishing touch to the front page which was decoupaged was to make a little floral display (little tip here, some of the wires were white so I coloured them with my Holly Green Promarker - perfect!!!) not very good really as I could do with some flower lessons of Joanna Sheen - and what with a sentiment and some ribbon the card was finished. Just hope the customer likes it.
This card fits the criteria for the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations - distressing
Charisma Cardz - Pink, cream, brown and toffee
Daring Cardmakers - Garnet
ABC Challenge - L is for layering.