Friday, November 14, 2008

Boy racer

Mid life crisis anyone?
OK only half a one as a moped is only half a motor bike...

My seminar went ok I think. It doesn't help that my tutor is kind of an expert on these things. The advantage of going first is that there is no-one to compare it too. And my work is done :)

I've even managed to fit in a teeny bit of crafting this week. Suddenly realised I needed some time off and could take it so I spent yesterday morning mostly washing and putting away washing and the afternoon making some cards. Not many, but a few more for the old Church fair on Saturday. Not sure the notebooks are going to happen though!
I've gone old school with the cards. Pre printed on the computer, lots of white space. The image on the first card has been knocking round for about 3 years - painted and ready to go! The other two are wood mounted stamps coloured with prismas. All the papers used are Basic Grey - trying to use up my paper pads. Long way to go though... I made other similar cards as well but there are only so many I can show you without your eyes glazing over...

And then this weeks DCM card. I LOVE everyone else's cards. Not so keen on mine. Rein gave us a great challenge.
Bird, Birds and More Birds
I love birds so I'd like you all to make a card featuring birds this week
......a bird in the snow, a birds nest, a carrier pigeon, a white stork or birds in the sky, or...,or... even big bird!
I decided to try something a bit different for me after finding some great vintage images images on a free site.
UPDATE: found it - but not where I followed the link from!
Click here for some fab images.
I apologize to Eleanor who is still rubbing her eyes after trying to help me...
I googled vintage images free daily and that was all tasteful. There are a whole host of lovely free image sites to be found!

I went for a baby on a stork as I needed more baby cards! I think this card would have worked better without a pre printed bottom. But there we are.
The image was printed onto cardstock and mounted on Daisy D papers. I added glitter glue to the clouds and the baby's hair and nappy. Which turned from white to gold! the image is raised and I also added a few other details.
Phil thinks it stinks. Hence the quips about the bike.
We're even.


Esther said...

a pre printed bottom?! I think you should stick with the nappy! (SORRY! Couldnt resist!)

Lovely image and the background colour works really well with it

Rika said...

This is so lovely!

Eleanor said...

A lovely take on bird. Remove the bottom? (not that I agree with you, but these things can irritate)
I wonder if you might be thinking of the vintage moth blogspot, Abigail Mooney?
(warning, do not google 'free daily vintage images'... ahem. I did. Eek)

Sandy said...

OMG what a wonderful card.
Really unique. Love them.

Kathy said...

Your cards for the fayre are lovely - especially the third one - I love that.

I think your DCM one is really pretty - the colours are lovely and it hasa sort of soft, vintagey feel about it.

Phil is a Meanie to be so rude. Moped Head

Powerful Search Engine said...

A one off card for a newborn. There is not a chance they will receive 2 as beautiful as this. Pascale :)

Jozza said...

Love all your cards Lythan (as usual!). The baby stamp with the pram on is one of my faves. Makes a great card every time!


PS. I think the pre printed bottom looks just great :o)

Anonymous said...

These cards are all `gorgeous` Lytham....
`Thanks` for visiting my blog..Enjoy the rest of your Sunday:)~X~

Gez Butterworth said...

Lovely image & great background paper. They go together well. :)
Bottom looks fine to me!! Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm new to card making & it was lovely to read your comment. x

Hazel said...

Lol! at boy racer! Love the baby card - quite different - and it works well (even the bottom!) xx

SueH said...

Your card really made me go ‘Aww’ when I first saw it because image is so sweet but I would never have taken it as one of your cards had your name not been beside it.
It just goes to show that you are brilliant at making any style of card.

Love the other cards too……………..
And the photo of Phil on his new toy!