Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Card for Elenor

Making this card I discovered that I'm not about to take up the hobby of wire art anywhere in the near future. However, a special friend has just celebrated her birthday on the 19th of this month and I know that she is a wonderful artist with her wire art. I thought I'd give it a go on the hanging basket. The basket is an enlarged section of my newest digital called Street Lamps. Thank you to the girls over at Midnight Madness for a fantastic sketch this week, it worked in very well for my project.
The flowers and coconut fiber are coloured with my copics and then I twisted copper wire to go over the wire parts. I used an old chain to create the chains that are attached to the hook at the top. I'm just pleased that you can't see the back of this card as it's a total mess of loops and sticky tape to hold the peices in place. I ended up having to use foam dots to raise the front of the card to compensate for the thickness of the wire.
The inside was fun to create with the street lamp and bush being done in 3D with tabs behind them to make them pop off the back wall. The clouds where done free hand with little stamp pads in pearl white and blue, as were the black birds in the distance. Around the sentiment is a little floral arrangement and I added another 2 little inked butterflies. This bottom section does lift up to reveal a personal message for Elenor. Happy Birthday.
  • Digital my own ~ Street Lamps (Coming soon to store)

  • Blue card stock

  • Digital paper for cover and the green section inside

  • Butterflies were silver confetti, inked with alcohol inks

  • Flowers and gold corner trim from stash

  • Copics:
    Lamp- G40,YG03, YG06, YG13
    Flowers- B02, R21, R27, R85, Y18, V17 Leaves- YG03, YG7, G28
    Basket- Y28, E37, E29

  • Challenges I'm entering this card into are:Midnight Madness - Sketch 121


    1. Oh Vickie, this is amazing, I love the lamp post holding the baskets and your wire work looks brilliant, you clever thing you *smile* I love how the lamp is a pop up and the flowers around the sentiment are beautiful and that metal corner is gorgeous. What a fabulous card, Elenor will love it...
      Love ~ Lady Anne xx

    2. Jen would say...I am totally gobsmacked! Elenor is going to absolutely flip for this incredible creation Vickie! I know you had a hard time with the wire work, but holy cows, does it ever look fabulous. And that new lamp you developed...totally gorgeous.

    3. Amazing!!!!! Vickie, this card you made Elenor is beautiful! I can only imagine how difficult the wire work was. Apparently you haven't let your sister use all of your Copics looking at your beautiful coloring. Love the flowers surrounding the sentiment. Elenor is a very lucky lady to be the recipient to receive this fabulous card!!

    4. Wowsers or I'm stunnded, this i like a little work of art, cool that you did some wire details and I love the lamp! =)
      I'll let you know when it arrives! =)
      Hugs, Elenor

    5. Wow, you got those creative juices flowing on this card. It's an amazing and beautifully designed card Vicky. Love the popups and the lamp post with the basket of flowers is stunning. Wire work looks perfect to me. "Hugs" Carol

    6. What a beauty, love the image and the wire work is fantastic. TFS



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