Sunday 9 August 2009

Crafts 4 Eternity Sketch #44 - Wedding/Anniversary

It's challenge time again at C4E & here is the fabulous sketch lovely Michele has created for us to use this week. Plenty to get your teeth into here! The optional theme is to make a wedding or anniversary card.

With my wedding anniversary coming up next month, this was a perfect opportunity for me to get ahead of the game! Eight years of marital bliss (mostly!!). As it's for my husband I gave the sketch a more masculine twist in my choice of colours. I concertinaed the border round the oval to compensate for the fact I do not have an oval shaped cutter. It also adds more texture. I created the swirl with a punch & cut & glued pieces together, hope you can't see the joins! I followed the direction of the swirls with a gold pen to make it pop more. After trawling the internet for a suitable heart shape, I printed off a template. (Another gap that needs filling in my cafting arsenal!) I then smothered it in glaze to make it shiny. As it's for my hubby, I resisted the temptation to go for glitter, he's not keen! It's strange, I feel like I've thrown the kitchen sink at my card, but reigned myself in at the same time! There are so many elements to this sketch you can let you imagination run riot! I hope lots of you will have a go for yourself & share your creations with us at C4E. Can't wait to see what you come up with. Please look here to see all the other fantastic cards my fellow DT members have made.
I should apologise to Sprytebird. I could have kicked myself when I realised I had forgotten to use the stamps she sent me, despite having them out ready, lying in front of me, Duh! I promised I would on this card. But I have plenty of ideas for them so watch this space to see them soon!
Hope you are all having a great weekend, enjoy what's left of it!
Andie xx
Stamps:Stampavie, My Prince Charming, Dimension Fourth Swirl Stamp
Papers:MME, Wild Asparagus
Tools:Distress Inks, EK Success Swirl Punch, Metallic Gold Promarker, thread from stash


lil-paper-pixie said...

Andy Hunni this is fantastic I love it, the way you have put the frills around the oval is genious. Loving that swirl punch, where was is from hun, I need it!!!!



lil-paper-pixie said...

Me again, just found out you got o the Bizzy Becs DT, fantastic news Andie, did you see how many entries there were??? Just shows had fantastic your cards are sweetie.....BIG CONGRATS 4 U.



pinky said...

Excellent card Andie, loving the pleats round your oval and the image is so funny. I'm sure hubby will love it. congrats on the DT at Bizzy Becs.

Dena said...

Oh Andie, this is sooooo perfect! The frogs make such a cute card for your hubby. What a great idea doing the pleating around the oval.
I see from the other posts you are now on Bizzy Becs. Yay, Yay, Yay!!!! For you. You are so talented. Good job!
Hugs, Dena

Cheryl said...

Hi Andie
Just love,love,love it!!! Such a fabulous take on the sketch and cute images,fantastic detail as well!! You know I just love your work!!
Hugs xx

Chris said...

I just saw this card on the Crafts 4 Eternity site and cracked up. Those frogs are a riot and I guess this would be a perfect card for a very special couple. the card is drop dead gorgeous but those frogs cracked me up.

Kristen H said...

I love this card, this is awesome. I love these frogs, what a great wedding card.

Tab said...

Beautiful card, just adore the sweet image and the colours are delish!
Hugs Tab xxx

michele said...

another beautiful card Andie! can't see the kitchen sink tho!! lol beautifully made hugs mx

Sprytebyrd said...

I LOVE THIS!!! The image is adorable and your card is stunning! I've never seen this image, I love it! I'm going to have to look it up!
Our anniversary just passed as well, and... I'm a horrible wife and card-maker, I didn't even make my hubby a card! Ack, I know... shame... but he didn't buy me one either! hehee
Congrats to you!
Hugs, Dee