I have a friend who asks me to make the most challenging cards.
She once asked for one with a caterpillar tractor on... this time she asked for a birthday card for her husband, who is about to embark on cycling the Pilgrim's Way in Spain. She specified that she wanted a bike be-laden with panniers.
This is my attempt! I took a photograph of such a bike and changed it to black and white and then added a little washi, stuck onto card and cut into a couple of pennants, a backdrop embossed with a chevron pattern which reminded me of cycle tracks and a computer generated sentiment.
I hope she approves!
It actually fits the challenge at the Male Room, which involves adding washi.
The next one follows the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches
For this I took a piece of copy paper and scrunched it up, when unfolded, I swiped it with Memento Summer Skye ink and then spritzed it with water to soften the edges of the ink.
The dies used were Sizzix daisies, Impression Obsession dragonflyand Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangles. The sentiment is from LOTV.
This afternoon I'm going to deliver the 22 Thank you cards I made for my DIL's charity...see previous post. I hope she'll be pleased.