Monday, 7 February 2011

Each moment....

I have created this card using inspiration from three sources,

First was Clares Challenge at Do Crafts, she has chosen a wonderful atmospheric black and white I have used a special photo taken at dawn on our silver wedding anniversary trip, to enhance the misty effect I washed over the picture with water to blend the ink.

I then cropped the image and trimmed it into three. After I lightly attached these into position with glue, I fastened them down with red thread, This was the inspiration from DYSU RED HOT challenge.... I have used my red more subtly...I found red stood out better just as a slight accent ...perhaps more of a ...slow burn rather than red hot!!!
And finally I have joined ALLSORTS again, their challenge is Love love love. This card is filled with love as it is for my husband (Valentine ...or Anniversary..not sure??), but I wanted the wording to reflect the Love element. I often think the wording or sentiment is more important than the image and decorative elements.
I created the wording in a Word document...draft printed it ...attached a scrap of vellum over the wording then passed it through the printer again. Once dry I ripped the phrase of the carrier sheet and attached it over the image. The final touch was a little drawn heart on a sticky price label, enhanced with clear nail varnish. It was self adhesive but I also attached it with a dressmaking pin.....I removed the point with some pliers...I would hate to draw blood when Steve opened the envelope!!!


SusieLou said...

The finished product looks great, Diane! Susie x

Janna said...

Hi Diane, such a lovely and kind card! Absolutely adorable. Thanks so much for joining us at DYSU this week! Janna

WencheP said...

It's so elegant.... Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Sheila in Cyprus said...

This is fabulous. I like the red thread treatment, so different. May I ask which paper you printed onto, photo or other? Love Sheila (Cyprus)

Peggysue said...

Wow, so artsy Diane! I love the clean cool sophisticated look to it. Thank you for joining us at DYSU for RED HOT week. Please play again!

Miranda said...

wow Diane, looks great, love what you did with the photo
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week


princesskitten said...

that is really elegant - love it

kitten DYSU team

Debs said...

Very elegant!
Thanks for sharing the love with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck
Debs xx

Jo said...

I adore this card for so many reasons! I love the fact that it has a photo on it that has special meaning to you. I loe what you did to the photo. It looks awesome split into three. And the red really pops! Thanks for joining in with the challenge at DYSU this week! Hope to see you next week!

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