Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Dad's birthday card....

Here's the end result of the picture I showed yesterday.....


I folded an A4 piece of white glossy card to make this.
For the 'sea' I tore strips of b
lue patterned paper, tearing towards me to make white edges.
I layered these to make the waves.
The beach is a piece of paper from the same set and pattern, just different colour.

I made a frame with two pieces of card, covering one with some patterned paper.
I sandwiched the acetate 'window' in between them, and mounted it all onto the background using thick sticky pads:

The papers are made by The English Paper Company, their Siesta Collection. If you see it online in a sale, grab it! -Because it's an enormous packet of papers, every colour of the rainbow, lots of different patterns.

I drew some seagulls with a Sakura Souffle pen, which leaves a slightly 3D effect or embossed look. I drew them on the sky, sea, frame and the acetate.

I really like how this card turned out. I wasn't sure it was going to come together but it did, and I'm really pleased :)

13 comments:

Rach said...

oh Helena this turned out absolutely fantastic, your Dad is going to be over the moon, no wonder you are so pleased with it.. i love how you have put the frame around the lighthouse..so clever..hugs Rachxxx

Helena said...

Oooo that means such a lot from you, Rach, as your cards are all superb!!!!

THANKS!!

:)

Scrapmumur said...

This is Marvellous creation, Helena.
Wonderful colours.
Hugs, Mumur

Julie said...

Well done Helena, it's a fabulous card. Your Dad will love it.

CherryPie said...

It's lovely I know your Dad will like it :-)

Dragonstar said...

That's brilliant! I find men's cards so hard - the ideas just don't come to me - but this is really, really good!

BumbleVee said...

Wow.... a lot of work gone into this one Helena....great job. I'm sure your Dad will love it...

mar1ene said...

Hi Helena, it sure is one superduper card hun.. love all your creativeness.. and the frame is just fab!

Hugs, Marlene x

Shirley said...

I always read blogs from the oldest to the newest, so your card is still a beautiful surprise to me. I think he should frame it! It is just so unique and creative! I love the water and the sand and the 'frame within'. He will treasure it for sure!

Helena said...

Thanks, everyone!!! :)

I posted it yesterday so I hope he gets it in time!

H

Poopsie aka Blue said...

That is a delightful card, I'm sure your Dad will bbe very pleased.
And, I hope its not asbestosis.

Take care
Love
Blue

Helena said...

:)

I rang dad on his birthday and slipped in a little question about whether he liked his card(!)

He hadn't realised I'd made it! Hehehe! He liked it a lot :)

freebird said...

Great card. I really like how you did the water. It really gives the impression of water.