Saturday, June 15, 2013

Fathers Day.

I'm usually  stuck for making a male card but I have had this idea  in my mind to do for quite some time and thought it would  work perfectly here. Faux Tiling.  I found a good tutorial on
the technique from Split Coaststampers. For the picture I have used one of my oil paintings that I did a while back. I had already taken a photo of it  and had it stored on my computer  so I resized in word and then printed off onto heavy GSM cardstock. You can see the original here.  I found that I still needed to glue the cardstock to cardboard though as I found that the glossy accents made the tiles buckle.
After adhering the tiles back onto white card I attached blue card stock to the card front and placed on top. A simple sentiment printed off in word  and pearls to match finish the card.
I needed to keep fairly simple as Dad doesn't see too well now and as they have this painting hanging in their room at the Home hoping he may just recognise it.

Entering into the following challenges:
Crafty Card Makers #93: Fathers Day.
Lexi's Creations #92: Fathers Day.
Tammy's Scrappin #66: Fathers Day.
Anything Goes: #94 Fathers Day.
Bearly Mine #90: Anything goes.
Creative Belli #171: Fathers Day.
Creative Inspirations #218: Fathers Day.
Simply Create Too #39: Fathers Day.
Totally Papercrafts #171: Feeling Blue.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #76: Use up your snippets. (pieces of white card from stash)



ann @ studiohyde said...

This is brilliant! Very inventive and cleverly done.

Basslady said...

what a marvellous and striking effect your faux tiling has!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

NancyD said...

Great card! Love the tile effect, I am going to have to try that on my next scene card. NancyD

SanDee1899 said...

Wow just fantastic love your card!

Ali said...

Lovely card, I really like the tile effect, something really different. I also like the glossy accents. I hope your dad has a lovely fathers day.
Ali x

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,love the fabulous image, great

Mary Ann said...

A really lovely card for dad:)

carol said...

ooh this looks brill. super idea, thanks for sharing with BEARLY-MINE x carol

Lin said...

Wow this is amazing. It looks like some sort of Japanese enamelling.

I do hope your Father enjoys it

Thanks for sharing with us

Lin xx
Crafty Cardmakers

Sandra H said...

Well the idea paid off Mrs A.... This is really gorgeous xx

Picto said...

The card looks lovely and it's great that you have used your painting.

Jan x

Hettie said...

That is gorgeous Mrs A. Very clever and a nice touch that you have used your picture.

Merry said...

Wow, you are a talented lady. That original artwork is so lovely and how wonderful to be able to create a card with it. :-)

Helen Dooley said...

This is beautiful! I have always wanted to try this but...
You did a really cool one! thanks for the nice comment. When i get on a roll... but there are days and weeks when i accomplish nothing. lol

Jenny's Heart said...

I have never thought to do tiles.
I love the look of it, I too struggle with more masculine cards.
X's & O's

Createology said...

Hello. I am catching up and enjoying your last several projects. This card for Fathers Day is very serene. Well done. Happy Creative Hearts...

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful Fathers Day card. Love that you used the same picutre as the one at the home...Hope he is able to recognize it!

This is an awesome technique...thanks for sharing it with us...methinks there are going to be many tiled cards at Pixies in the weeks to come!!!

Di said...

What a stunner Mrs A - great technique and your original painting is gorgeous. Hope your Dad does recognise it as being from the original painting. As Mo says, there's gonna be a few folk trying this one in the Playground I suspect :)

Hugs, Di xx

Christine L said...

Fabulous Father's Day card... perfect male design!

Thanks for sharing at Anything Goes..

Christine x

Julie Reed said...

Fab idea and your painting is beautiful.
Thanks for sharing with us at CCM
Jules :)

Feebsy said...

What a beautiful card, your painting is lovely and I really like the faux tile technique. It's a great idea to create a card from the same picture you painted for them.

Thanks for joining in with my challenge and sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


Denise said...

WOW! Your so good with the computer and your art is still amazing Me after all this time following you :)

Amy Dayton said...

Thank you for stopping by. I have been taking some time off for family as we await our first Granddaughter,due any day now.But I do keep up with blogs and always enjoy your amazing creations. The card is wonderful.

Pat K said...

WOW, your art is amazing. Beautiful card that I'm sure your Dad will love. Thanks for joining us at TPC this week. Pat K x

Mrs.B said...

HI Mrs A, This is a stunning card, love the look you've created here.
I'm sure your Dad will love it.
Avril xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

A really breathtaking painting, Mrs. A! I'm truly impressed that you then used this amazing technique to turn it into a masterpiece card! He will love it!!

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

This is a brilliant male card and the painting is lovely. Even if Grandad didn't recognise it, I know he will have liked the card. X

Carol said...

WOW Your own watercolour!!1 Very talented!! Your Dad will have loved this. Love how you have created this tiled effect!!! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this time and good luck.
Carol xx

Mary said...

You know I'm a fan of your work, but honestly, is there anything you can't goodness, what a wonderful painting and the tiles you made are so very special. How ever did you get them so evenly spaced? I've made the tiles using thick embossing powder, which does work, but tends to crack....for vintage that's great, but I didn't want cracking. I think I shall make a card using one of my husband's paintings...Yet another thing on my list for after vacation....hmmmmm maybe I should just stay home! LOL!

Bonnie said...

WOW! This is amazing as is the original! Such talent!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

what a fab card! Shaz in oz.x