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Saturday, 24 April 2010

Commissioned Birthday Card!

Hi everyone,
Can you believe this beautiful weather we are having??  I have cleaned my car this morning it was such a nice morning - but don't worry, sanity has now been restored and I am back here in blogland - safe and sound!
Anyway, this card is one I was asked to do for a relative, actually my cousin in Cornwall - who is horse mad!!  I don't think this one looks like her own horse but I think he is sooooo cute - I just had to use him.  So first off - the card:
The image I have used is from Wink Wink Ink and is called Little Behind - ain't he just the cutest?  I have coloured him in with watercolour pencils to try and get the shading just right.  I used pearlescent chalk around the edge of the image to soften the edges. 
I added the sentiment using some die cuts which my good friend Susie from Die Cut Dreams sent me (thanks Susie) and added some red ribbon so that it looked like a rosette. 
The grey papers are Stampin Up patterns and I used a black ribbon down the middle of the card which I recycled off a gift box.
I used a previous sketch from Mojo Mondays (sketch 133) which I have shown below:
I flipped it and used it longways so that my image would fit on the card.  I am quite pleased with the result and I hope that my cousin likes it too.
I shall enter this card into the challenges at:
Paper Sundaes - Card with no people
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Happy Birthday
Crazy for Challenges - CASE a card (I chose to case Mercy's card on the animal theme)
Creative Card Crew - Happy Birthday