Saturday, September 10, 2011

I don't do cards But!!

I don't do cards but I did make this one for Sis as it's her birthday today. Happy Birthday Sis.
I saw this is the September ' Craft Stamper' magazine and decided to do my own twist on the design.
Sis is an avid knitter so thought this would be ideal for her.

This is my 1st go using promarkers.
What I didn't appreciate was that if you use coloured card stock it changes the colours so the green circle I had originally planned to use (sis loves green) got disgarded and replaced with cream which I actually think looks better.
Card is green brazill card stock embossed with a flower design. The backing paper is handdrawn and coloured to match the flowers on the girls dress.(the same technique used in the magazine).
Then I added a strip of knitting using basket weave pattern for the embellishment and a wool bow.
Promarkers used were peargreen, blossom, and antique pink. Stamp is Toodles and Binks Play time child knitting.

I don't do cards!


Fiona said...

fab card Mrs A and I am sure your Sis will love it. She will see how much work you have put into the knitted bit!!


Unknown said...

for a girl who doesn't do cards you've done an awfully great job Mrs. A. Very sweet customizations!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ha, you are funny - beautiful job on a card that doesn't exist, Mrs A. and you are right about Promarkers. LOTV have several great videos on their site (not long waffling ones)on using Promakers and always found it a really great help,
Shaz in Oz.x

Createology said...

Hello Mrs. A: I am visiting after you left such a nice comment. We share the love of Sherrysimpleblog. I am enjoying reading your recent posts. Lovely card you have created.

Sunshine Girl said...

I got my tag yesterday and I absolutely love it! love the way you have put a flower on the ribbon and feathers on the bird and the stuff on the big flower too. Love the card you have made for your sister too! Cant stop - its our charity crop today - wish us luck!!

Di said...

Err, hello there - you don't do cards? This is just gorgeous - and love the way you did you own backing, knitting and everything - it's great!!! Di xx

Sandra H said...

This is wonderful Mrs A!! and thank you for your lovely comments you leave :) Sandra H

Doreen said...

Well! you don't do cards???? I think you have done a great job on this

Faye said...

I think your backing paper is ace, specially as it matches the dress. Fab job with the Pms too. Guess I'd best get you some more... xxx