Thursday 25 March 2010

A Card for my No1 Son. (edited to remove a photo)

Hello everyone,

We had a weekend of two birthdays, Saturday was Alexa's and Sunday was her daddy's, our Son Jamie. Although I find male cards quite difficult like most of us card makers, making Jamie's is more of a pleasure than most because as some of you will know if you've visited his recently set up blog, he is an artist and therefore not only likes 'arty' type cards, he's interested in how they've been made.

I really enjoyed doing this because I got to use some of my favourite products including Ten Second Studio tools and techniques. I got the inspiration for the metal piece from a lovely piece of artwork by Hels Sheridan. Her blog is full of lovely, lovely artwork and she makes me chuckle which is always welcome. After embossing the piece of metal using a TSS diamond mould I sanded it, sprayed with a variety of Glimmer Mists, rubbed in black acrylic paint and then polished a lot of it off again before adding some more GMs. As you can see I used some Tim Holtz Ideology pieces too and a Tattered Angel framed font.

The paper behind the metal and the strips on top are a double sided sheet from my lovely pack of Graphic 45 and I made a Grungepaper flower using an Elusive Images stamp. The base card has been inked with Distress Inks and then stamped with an Invoke Arts stamp. The sentiment on the tag is also Elusive Images.

This card was a real labour of love because I got to use all the stuff I love best but mostly because it was for my Son.

Most of the products were from Graphicus except for the metal sheet, the Invoke Art stamp and the Graphic 45 paper, which were from Once Upon a Stamp.

These are a couple of my favourite photos from our holiday in Orlando last November.

As always thank you for your much appreciated visit.

Lesley  Xx


chris f said...

Hi Lesley - what a beautiful card, and what a handsome family. Hope the birthday went well. Am off to visit your son's blog now.

Suzanne C said...

Love that metallic background. Gorgeous card! What beautiful family pictures including the wedding one! Lovely card!

brenda said...

Hi Lesely

Thank you for sharing you photos and wonderful card you made for your son. So pleased you had a good weekend.

B x

lisa said...

Hi Lesley

I've just been having a lovely catch up with your wonderful creations and I am so in awe. What gorgeosu things you've been making lately. I love the brown and gold card with the flourish, it's all just yummy. Your roses are amazing, I've just started having a go at them myself but mine are nothing compared to yours.
You have such a beautiful family, thanks so much for sharing the lovely photos and I can see how much love went into the birthday cards, just perfect, both of them.
I will not leave it so long between visits next time.
Have a great weekend.


veronica said...

gorgeous card Lesley - love the colours and the paper strips! Bet Jamie really loved it, and the 'recipe' as well - you obviously all has a great holiday

Sally H said...

Stunning card, Lesley! love that metal work!

PinksyDoodles said...

Hi Lesley,
The birthday card you made for your son is awesome. I love every last detail of it. I bet he was delighted with it.
Clare x

Elaine said...

What a lovely, loving post this is. This card is just brilliant Lesley - I don't think I could ever do metalwork to that standard in a million years. I love the touch of the little strips of Grpahic 45 paper - it works so well. I'm sure Jamie really loved his card. Elaine xx

Debbie Dolphin said...

Fab card bet he loved it.Im off to nosy at his blog!!lol
love debbie xxx

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous card...and lovely photo's too...such happy faces :O)) Thanks for sharing x

Unknown said...

A beautiful card Lesly - the metal work looks fabulous and the pictures are wonderful X

Jo said...

All your fave card elements come together to make a real one-of-a-kind card. Nice to know he will really appreciate the work that has gone into this. It's a great card and you've used your materials to brilliant effect.

Isabelle Norris said...

Stunning card Lesley !!!

Val said...

Hi Lesley

This is outstanding - I am sure your son really loved this card - such detail, and a lot of work. I can see how proud you must be of your family - they all look so happy together - especially that gorgeous grandaughter.

Hope you had a brill had at NEC!


Sheila said...

WOW that metal work.
Gorgeous card.

Debbie said...

Your card is stunning Lesley...I always struggle with cards for men but you have done an amazing job!...I bet Jamie was thrilled with it.
Love all the beautiful pics too...TFS.
Debbie x

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful family you have and what stunning card you made for your son, you can tell it was made with much love.