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Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Grace Kelly

Hello, I hope to find you all well. The sun is out here in NW of UK again. Monday was a bit rubbish but it's warming up I am happy to say, and thank you to every one wishing me well I feel a little better today and I hope to get out of the house and enjoy the sun later to day. This is the card I made for my son who is 18 today. He was very spacific in what he wanted. "It has to be black & white with Grace Kelly on it". So this is what I came up with. I don't think any one is as hard to make for as a) family and b) a man lol I tried so many types and card LOs alsorts of things it gave me head ache! Do you some times get like this over a card/project? Maybe it was also because I wasn't feeling at my best the past week, but this drove me daft ;0) but I was very happy when it was finished and thank fully he loved it. There is also a challenge this fits into Stampavie & More There looking for 'Distressing' and this has that I hope you like it, Also A DT position available if any one is interested.

I used some cream card stock and distressed it with inks. I used Tim Holtz stamps, as well as some of his other stuff (Thank you Tim) So here you can see the film stamp and I also used the film strip ribbon to go over it. I had quite a few GK images so I shrunk some and put them under the film. I also stamped the admit one stamp on the front and one I did in a green (like an aged ticket) which I put sticky cusions under to raise it up from the card to add extra dimetion.

This image was printed on some canvas (the sticky kind) not that you can see the detail really but you can IRL. I had to crown her as Shawn thinks she is like royality (well she was at one point wasn't she?) My son loves lots of B&W films so has a really good apreciation of the old film stars. I don't know where I got the crown from I just bought it as a single. I have since seen the Maya Road ones in a tin but they are always out of stock lol

He also loves Audrey Hepburn. I stamped the envelope with this stamp and also I got a brown paper bag and some tissue paper and stamped her all over in distress ink.  I also used the TH die cut for the insideof the card (the alphabet) It's a really good set! We bought him lots of toys from his child hood (very retro for him) He loved it with old figures from disney's bugs life, Bat Man die metal car as well as some CDs and other stuff he used to love as a child (he really loved the idea lol) as well as what every young adult needs CASH! lol Well thank you for all your love and caring, Have a good day. Love Dawn xx

Items Used:- Images of Grace Kelly Google. Inks Tim Holtz DI Ranger. Stamps Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous (At the Movies) Tim Holtz Die (Carnivale) crown, stash and gems Prima.


Wipso said...

Glad to hear you're feeling a little better. Really love the card and can see why he liked it. Happy birthday to your son.
A x


Hi Dawn
So glad you are feeling better,your card is beautiful,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Lindsay Weirich said...

great card! i love the vintage feel!

Jo said...

Happy 18th Birthday, Shawn! He's got great taste, and so have you - that is a lovely card. Really thoughtful. Glad you're feeling a bit brighter,


Willow said...

Great gift for him!!! I too loved Grace Kelly and yes she was royalty in Monacco!!!

brenda said...

Hi Dawn

Nice day here as well, clouded over a bit now, but so nice to see the sun. Hope it continues along with your health improving.

This is wonderful work, so fitting how you have worked with the image of Grace. She was lovely wasnt she.

B x

trisha too said...

lovely card, very thoughtful!


Cheryl said...

hi hun so glad to hear you are feeling better these are gorjus creations,hun too just love them bless you also for that lovely email you sent me it was just what i needed hugs cheryl xxxxxxx


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