After last week's artist's block, this week I've been coming up with new ideas hand over fist! What I'd been really stuck on last week were card's for my aunt's 80th birthday. Last Sunday, when everything came back to where it should be (my brain-wise anyway), ideas kept coming, like buses!
As I only needed two, it took me a little while to decide what to do, but I eventually produced these two.
The one on the left is similar to ones that I have done for other significant birthday cards (my sister's 40th, my Mum and Dad's 70th birthdays), adding photos of the ageee (I've just invented that word) as well as usual decoration.
I've used a mixture of vintage wrapping papers (from Karla in Lawrence, Kansas), wallpaper, prints from my collection of vintage cards, lace, doilies and buttons, with a bit of stamping thrown in. I suppose all of this decoration is a lot for a birthday card, it's more like a scrapbook page, but you're only 80 once.
The second one has a more flowery vibe, with cross-stitched bits.This one is decorated with a collection of papers, embroidered panels, with lace and buttons, images from vintage cards and more lace.
I also gave her one of my felt flower corsages, which I placed inside a box that I'd decorated with paper, lace, a crocheted flower and button.
I also added a decorated tag.
The other work I've been doing this includes more felt corsages.
And I commissioned piece of a Pride and Prejudice rose scented heart.
There'll be more making this coming week as I have a fair on Saturday at the Bluecoat in Liverpool city centre.
Have a good week.
P.S. As usual I'm taking part in Handmade Monday, pop over and see what everyone's been up to.