Tuesday, September 13, 2011

My husband's birthday!!

I haven't posted in a while...been busy with a lot of things...
Here is a card that I made for my husband's birthday last week. Inspiration came by way of a card that I saw on the splitcoaststampers gallery. Here is the link..

My biggest compliment? My son says that it is my best work yet!!!
I hope you think so too.
the details are explained below each photo.
Do leave a comment and let me know what you think.
Thanks for stopping by..
I was inspired by a card I saw on splitcoast stampers.I didn't have the stamp so I decided to draw the light house as best as I could. I think it has turned out ok! I painted with water colour, enhanced  and with colourpencil on normal drawing paper. I distressed the edges by tearing them and coloured them with Tim Holtz 'vintage photo' distress ink.

The cover of the card has the sentiments printed on vellum. I cut a window to fit the words, into a trifold card and then sandwiched the sheet of vellum. I finished it off with some more distress ink around the edges and a bow.

On the envelope, I stamped the lighthouse image and the birds from Inkadinkado's Coastal Maritime  stamp set, first with Memories 'Sand' dye ink and then over it in Versafine 'Onyx Black'.
Again the card was finished off with Tim Holtz  'Vintage photo' disress ink.
I was unable to write my wishes for my husband  in the card as it would disturb the final presentatin of the card, so I made a little notecard to go with it. I applied the same techniques as the envelope, on the notecard.
I think the final result was quite spectacular...what do you think?!!


  1. Lovely!


  2. wow, this is so elegant! That lighthouse u painted is beautiful! Love the entire package...

  3. this is superb.... i cant compare to your other work becoz I am completely in awe of the work u do.... havent got over those frames u showed me at Star....

  4. oh this is absolutely gorgeous ,u have drawn the lighthouse so well and coloring is just superb, i loved the whole packaging idea of envelope and note card,really one of your best:)

  5. Your lighthouse is fabulous! Great coloring on it too. Don't you love it when your son comments? It always makes my day when my son notices something.
    This is really wonderful Paru.


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