Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Three commisions

I have been asked to make some unusual cards recently, and thought I would share them with you. My first card was for the wedding anniversary of one of my colleagues, for her to give to her hubby. The request was for a scene like Wells-next-the-sea, strawberries, champagne and a caravan! The caravan was a clip art image on the insert, and the scene was a Sheena stamp, along with a seascape created with my ink dusters. I was quite pleased as I created the scene from memory and then did a Google image search for Wells. Not a bad likeness! The champagne bucket is from Digistamp Boutique and the strawberry was a freebie from here.

Next I was asked for a wedding card with skeletons on it! The invitation was black with a pair of skeletons on the front which said 'Till death do us part', and my friend wanted a card following the theme, so this is what I came up with. Not something you get asked for every day!
Finally a very plain more mainstream wedding card for a male colleague. The sentiment is one from the Inkylicious set call 'Simply Said'. This set is just so useful, I haven't put it away since I got it! I must make an effort to use some different embossing folders  - I do have more than one, honest!
I am busy making samples for the next Inkylicious show. The stamps are absolutely gorgeous, and I can tell you it will definitely be worth tuning in to Create and Craft on Sunday 26th May to watch Deby demonstrating with the new stamps. I am still pinching myself that I am so lucky getting them before they are released!
Thanks for all your lovely comments. I hope I will manage to visit you all very soon. Thanks for looking! 

9 comments:

  1. My goodness Sally, some tall orders here but you've captured all the requirements perfectly.
    Fabulous!
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  2. Wow Sally, I would have been stumped by the first request as I've never been to Wells, lol! As usual, you have come up trumps and I bet this was perfect for your customer.

    The second one is certainly unusual but I love it. What a neat idea and those skeletons are fab!

    The third card is more traditional but it's beautiful and I love the peachy tones.

    Thanks for the heads up on Deby's next show. I enjoyed being on the lookout for your cards on the last one and I loved the sentiment stamps but I don't order from C&C so have missed out, :-(. I'm sure I'll pick up some nice ones from Deby at the Dome though and hopefully will run into you and Lynne as well ;-)

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  3. Beautiful cards,fabulous images and love the colours.xxx

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  4. 3 wonderful cards....really love the first and third one.

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  5. The first is my favourite - those strawberries look amazing. I love all about the second - apart from the skeletons but that theme was brilliantly sorted with your image & the very clever selective use of the bery deep red colouring of elements. The final is a superbly classy & very versatile 'male' creation. Enjoy your sample-making.
    Paula (PEP)

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  6. Loves how these cards are all so personal Sally, ones to treasure:) the seascape is beautiful
    Val x

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  7. Brilliant work for those requests Sally! They all came out beautifully. Good luck with all those samples, great to see you in demand!!

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  8. OMW, I wouldn't have known where to start with the first two, Sally! Well done!! I love the last one - so elegant!

    There's an Inklylicious demo at a craft shop not far from me on the 8th June. Will have to go! Look forward to the show next week too.
    xx

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  9. Great creations for the unusual requests, especially the wedding card, love what you came up with.
    Lynn x

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