Monday, 21 February 2011

Handmade Monday 4

Hi Crafters,

It's time for Handmade Monday . Why not pop over there  to Wendy's blog at 1st Unique Gifts who by the way started it all off , and have a look and see what other crafters are up to.

It's also time for a Splitcoaststampers CAS  pay them a visit and see some lovely cards.

Phew its been a bit of a busy weekend for me. I was at the NEC visiting a trade fair yesterday. So no time for making anything. Saturday I made a card which I'm chuffed with because it took me back to my first card making love of punch art (using paper punches to create your image). You can see that post HERE  .

Earlier in the week I made a card for a customer, to give to her husband. The theme cricket, ok I thought I can cope with that, then she told me he is  Australian. That makes it a bit tricky may-be. My customer though, had more faith in me than I had in my self , and told me she trusts me to come up with something suitable, and left it with me........

This is What I have come up with.....

The  background I have done by masking and sponging using Memento ink pads. The image used is some die cut decoupage that I have ( I cheated with that part.) The wording is computer generated.
I got the idea for the background from the Australian Cricket logo.
I hope my customer likes it. I'll have to wait and see.

The background doesn't look anything like the logo but I'm hoping it's enough to be recognisable. Oh well here's hoping



Well that's all from me so far. Thank you for visiting and I will see you again soon with another card.

10 comments:

HandyWoodcrafts said...

Dont kid yourself the background is recognisable as personal take on the logo, well done and im sure they will love it.

Drew

Wendy said...

Fabulous card and clever use of the Australian logo! They'll love it, I'm sure!

Thanks for joining in with Handmade Monday x

Carolee Crafts said...

I think the background is great, you have to have some poetic licence when creating this card is a one off and will never been found elsewhere, so well done you. Have a great week

dreamstar said...

You have done a lovely job with the card, i'm sure the receipient will love it. I always find it so hard to buy cards for men.

Rachael said...

Love your card. It's so neat and professional looking.

Kat Shenton said...

One of a kind, and professionally done. Excellent work. And just for the record, the background does look like the logo. If you know what your looking at you can't mistake it.

Your Friend Susie said...

I don't know a thing about cricket, but it looks great to me!

cj said...

the card looks really great. Good idea about the logo. :)

Glitz and Glamour said...

I know nothing about cricket but even I can see the link between your card and the logo. I am sure she will love it.

itsamistry said...

I can see the connection between the logo and your background and if your friends husband is a big cricket fan then I'm sure he will spot the likeness - great card.