Friday, January 30, 2009

Angela's 50th

A dear friend recently celebrated her 50th birthday in style in France and then south England for about 5 weeks with her husband.  To her absolute surprise, he closed their Bangalow restaurant, so that their three adult daughters and son could be flewn over to Paris without her knowledge, at his expense!  They were sitting in one of Paris' finest  restaurants waiting for when Angela walked in for her special birthday lunch.  What a way to celebrate your birthday and what a romantic and generous husband and father he is.  

Anyway, this is the card I made for her to accompany the language translator we gave her ready for her next European holiday.

On this card I have used some rusted teal paper that Kasha sent me and  some resin coated dictionary paper from a play day with Gaye.  The image is one from Lisa's Altered Art

12 Days gifts opened

These are the wonderful gifts I received.  All were so diverse and a delight to open.

12 Gifts

The twelve packages I received sitting patiently waiting for me to open them each day.

2008 Christmas card

The Christmas card I made for this year. The background is one I learned from Isa Norris.  First, smudge cream card with denim and butterscotch dye inks.  Then spray a combination of Walnut ink and Gold Perfect Pearls and heat to dry.  Stamp some Christmas images in denim and butterscotch ink and dry again.  Overstamp with a flourish image using Versamark and brush the Gold Perfect Pearls over top.  Overstamp again with the flourish stamp using black dye pad.  The Santa is stamped on ochre paper and I used bleach to highlight the beard and greeting.  I then stamped Believe with back ink and filled in with a gold gel pen.  Finally, I taped the ribbon across the card, glued the Santa in place and painted gold a Grungeboard star and glued in place.

The thirteenth one.

I made this one for my Mother.

My gifts

These are what I made for the swap.  Each jar lid has been painted with antique gold and given a wash for a green vertigris look.  Holes were drilled, paper collage inserted and a resin poured over top.  A ribbon attached to hang from the top and wire and beads attached to hang from the bottom.

12 days ready to post

Here is the box full of my wrapped gifts for the 12 days swap I was involved in.  They are all named and ready to go.  I spent a few days practicing my calligraphy for the labels.