So here are the 2 60th Birthday cards I was commissioned to make. Brief was fairly basic; wanted the name and age on the cards, bigger size (so agreed on A5 size i.e A4 folded in half) and liked all the flowers/decoupage look.
The only other thing was that Christine was a golfer. So having no suitable golfing image I googled and managed to find this elegant lady golfer and then the rest of the card just fell together.
The image has been cut out several times and then layered/decoupaged. Can probably see that better in the shot below. Colours are a lot more subtle IRL but I took these photos at night before I sold them so not the best lighting. She was coloured with copics and then some touches of twinkling H2O to give her blouse & skirt a subtle shimmer. Edges around her were stamped with some flourishes and then sponged with mixture of distress inks and shimmer chalks to tone down the white of the card. Used K& Co patterened papers, machine stitched around the borders. Letters & numbers were cut using Sizzix alphas 'sunset' which I then sponged with pink distress ink and stamped text over them before added stickles over them.
The other card had no specific requirements so I just went for a pretty look and tried to not make it too young, so Whiff of Joy image came to my rescue. (Originally wanted to use a Greeting Farm image but that was deemed to young - have since used that on another card to go in my sale box and will post that later)
Will see if my other cards fit any challenges floating around at the moment and try to join in with my next couple of posts as it's been a while. Till then, hope you're all enjoying this glorious sunshine.