Thursday, 25 August 2011

Things that move ....

.... I've finally managed to complete my card for this week's challenge at Less is More - LIM29.  Chrissie and Mandi set us a theme challenge - to make a card with "THINGS THAT MOVE" - now this could be interpreted in all sorts of ways - an image of something that moves, or, if you're feeling a bit adventurous - an actual moving part for example a shaker card, spinner, pop-up, etc.

It's taken me all week to get to make this card - but the idea came last weekend when my Aunt was visiting.  While I was showing Sue and Saffron my crafty stash they saw my lovely new stamps from Waltzingmouse - the ones of Gracie and Cecily.  They were delighted with the images, and then told me that my other Aunt - Jen (Dad's oldest sister), has a mad passion for witches.  She's got all sorts of witch images and ornaments around her house.  Sue asked if I could make a card for Jen.  Jen's off on a cruise around the Med in September, so Sue wants to give her a card - with a witch on it!  Yes!!! 

I tried to find a nice image on the net of a cruise ship, but they weren't quite right.  Then I found this image of a yacht on a lovely blue sea, and while not exactly what Jen will be doing, it's a much nicer picture.  I stamped the simple sentiment at the base of the card, attached the picture of the yacht and then a shadow stamp of Gracie on her broomstick.  I stamped several images of Gracie - one onto plain white card, and onto some patterned papers too.  I coloured the broom, cat, and Gracie with Promarkers and then cut out the clothing from the papers.  I made a couple of simple paper springs to attach Gracie to the the shadow image - she moves brilliantly!!


Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Gracie at Halloween; Penny Black - Sentiments
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Image from Internet; Promarkers and card from stash

Please excuse the photo - it's late and starting to get dark, and I never get good pictures in the evening.  But I have to do it now as tomorrow we're off to Shrewsbury Folk Festival.  I'm feeling much better than I was this afternoon, which is fortunate.  That's all for now.  See you soon.

19 comments:

Chrissie said...

I thought that this was rather an incongruous mixture of images until I read your post Deborah!
I'm sure the recipient will be delighted!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Maribel said...

Very beautiful. I love.

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Fabulous!!

Ali x

Buffy said...

Fab card Debs!! The witch is sweet. Will definately be grovelling to Graham for some WM stamps.

Brilliant
Buffy xx

Loli said...

Hola Deborah, thank you, thank you very much, your comment make me feell soooo good and very glad, i think your are a very good persone, you make always very kind comments, thank you.

I think like Chrissie, if you don't reads this post you don't understand this card...FANTASTIC CARD!!!! i think Jen will be very glad with this card, fantastic idea, i love it the concept, well done Deborah.
A BIG hug from Palma, take care Deb.

Pauline said...

Great card for your aunt Deborah, she will love this sweet image and the heartfelt sentiment.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Deborah, Totally perfect for your Aunt, I love the idea of the witch being able to move on the card too, fabulous make, Gay xxx

Paula (PEP) said...

How fun & what an original idea with the shadow. I rest my case that WMS & your creativity go together! Glad you're better but take it steady.
Paula (PEP)

Janet said...

Lovely card Deb
http://janetscraftycreations.blogspot.com/2011/08/things-that-move.html

Carol said...

Very original Deborah and I'm sure your Aunt will love it. Carol x

massofhair said...

Lovely card Deb, loving the witch very much, thanks for dropping by my blog:-)

Jenny said...

Well it's certainly original and having read the story behind it I think your card will be greatly recieved:)
Love the WM witch stamp, she reminds me of a storybook character !
Jenny x

Jackie said...

Very unusual mixture, but fantastic nevertheless :o)
Jackie xx

veronica said...

fum card, unusual mix, but it works! love the witch stamp, something different too

Craftilicious said...

What a great unique card! Your Aunt is going to treasure it I'm sure.
Tara x

Kathyk said...

You would so NEVER get a Hallmark moment to include that list!! You card is simply PERFICK!

Kathyk

Mandi said...

Great creations, very inventive!
Thanks so much
Diva LIM Mandi
"Less is More"

Sian Ridley said...

Ha ha! Now that's a good idea! I'm impressed :)

Faith A said...

What a brill idea, I'm sure your Aunt will be thrilled :)
Paper springs? you must show how :) might save a few pence that I spent on buying them.

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