Friday, 14 September 2007

In a Word

For the DCM challenge I based this card around the single word violin. I've made this for my daughter's boyfriend, who leaves home tomorrow to study violin at the Birmingham Conservatoire. I'm very proud of him, following the same career path as my own.

I was fascinated by a flute card by Cheryl, who tipped me off about the fancy gizmos in photo editor. So I put a photo of a violin through the watercolour option; we all thought it looked great here. Not so great is the scanning, which clipped off the top and left side. I can't redo it as he's got the card! I think he was quite chuffed with it, in the way boys are at that age!
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Stamps : Stampington Brahms Lullaby; Time to Stamp ATC set2

Inks : Fluid Chalk Tangerine and Burnt Sienna; DI Weathered Wood; Adirondack pen Slate

Extras : Sheer Ribbon; Ribbon Buckle; brown brads

14 comments:

Juliet said...

Really classy card and great for a man too!

Anne said...

This is a great card, the photo of the violin works really well and the whole design is lovely!

Hazel said...

That's very effective - I love it.

Andrea said...

Great challenge card

Kaz said...

This is a great card, the effects are amazing.

Deb said...

wow, great idea, makes a lovely card!

Samm said...

Great! love the photo!

Samm
x

Anonymous said...

I really like this card, partly because it makes me think of a photo of Ros that I took many years ago and which is one of my favourite pieces (of my own) art. I also like this card because it places the violin at an unusual angle, thus drawing attention to things ignored when you look at it straight on, e.g. the bridge.

James

Rhi said...

Beautiful Ros, what a fantastic card, good luck to the recipient at college!

Angelnorth said...

Lovely work - what a fab use of the image and makes for a perfect masculine card (not that a female violin player wouldn't appreciate it!). Great stuff!

Cheryl said...

Lovely card! Great job with the photo editing! Now, wasn't that fun?

Nanie said...

Wow ! Great idea ! Love this card !
Bravo !

Gillian :O) said...

WOW Ros, you never, ever fail to dissapoint your fans :O)
this is SCRUMMY!!!!!

Jane's Crafty Creations said...

A classical (lol) card ~ seriously though I really like this, as it is so different.