Saturday, January 05, 2008

turning my creativity upside down



This card was a different way of working for me. I usually start with a main image and work from that but for this one I started with the background.

I wanted to create something simple and pretty as it is for my nine-year old niece Sasha. so I made a simple background by tearing a rectangle out of copy paper and using the frame as a mask. I stamped over this with a music stamp, but kept the frame in place and dabbed the same ink around the edges with cotton wool.

I then sat and looked at this background for a long time. I tried a few images and nothing seemed to work. then I felt I wanted to use a button and a punched flower, which I placed over the corner and sat and looked at it some more. then this little girl stamp from inka just popped into my head wearing a party hat, so I used that (I stamped the girl in grey to make it a little more subtle). then I saw it!!! I had to put the flower on wire! perfect for any little girl I think. The wire is cheap floristry wire, which is strong. I attached it to the back of the flower with silicone glue and made a hole in the girl and attched it to her back with more silicone. I then added Sasha's name using a dymo label maker and plain white card which I then rubbed over with the same ink I used for the background.

13 comments:

  1. Joanne...this is darling and I love how you did the flower :o)

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  2. What a gorgeous card .... I'm sure your niece will love it.

    re. your comment .... maybe we should start some kind of club for all un-noticed siblings around the world?

    :)

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  3. Aw this is so so pretty.. I'm sure she's going to love it!

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  4. Fantastic ideas going on here...love it all.

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  5. What a pretty card - love it!

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  6. This is so sweet and beautiful Joanne

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  7. You really think outside the box Joanne and come up with amazing results.

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  8. aaaww this is so pretty and girly, i love it. :))

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  9. This is such a perfect card for a little girl, love the flower idea :)

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  10. Joanne, You Make My Day!!!

    details are on my blog....hehe

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  11. Love the card and the flower. The dimension is neat. How did you do the flower?

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  12. aww bless, she looks so fragile and vulnerable, I want to give her a hug. Beautiful piece.

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  13. This is so cute! Really love this Joanne - one of my favourite pieces of yours!

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word verification is off! thanks for all your lovely comments, they mean so much to me!