Friday, 7 May 2010

Crafty Ann's Challenge #14 - DT card

 80th Birthday Card

Be sure to read to the end of the post for some exciting news

Crafty Ann's  Challenge #14   is 'Anything Goes' .
I chose Ann's Guitar digi image as I needed to make a card for a special birthday and this image was just perfect for what I had in mind.

The gentleman who will receive this is a retired music teacher who plays the guitar. I hope he doesn't try to read the music, hahaha - it is just a repeat of a small Penny Black stamp embossed with detail gold EP.

I 'paper pieced' the guitar using two different coloured wood patterned papers. I  sewed the strings on with plain ordinary cotton and the 'bits' for tightening the strings are gold brads and it is attached with foam pads

It did take a while to do....but I am rather proud of the result.

The image is  Crafty Ann's digi guitar
The scroll greeting is printed on to some parchment type paper and curled - as you can see - and there is another on the inside under the easel bit along with another couple of musical notes but I forgot to take a pic of that.

I do hope you will be able to join in with the challenge this time.  I will be away on holiday during the challenge but look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing what you come up with when I get back.

And don't forget to join us for the next challenge on 21st of May becuase we have our very first BLOG HOP to celebrate the launch of...................ooops, I can't tell you. You'll have to wait until the 21st to find out - but there are prizes to be won on every blog so don't forget to put the date in your diary



kathleen said...

What a lovely card Irene.

Kathleen x

Ann Whitfield said...

This is absolutely fabulous Irene! I love the effect of the paper piecing and stitching - it was so well worth the time it took and I've no doubt that the music teacher will cherish this wonderful creation. (Wonderful was my hubby's word as he looked over my shoulder just now.)
Have a wonderful holiday.
Ann x

Beryl K said...

Irene, this is absolutely fabulous. What a brilliant idea for finishing off the guitar. It may have taken a while to do, but the effect is brilliant. I am sure it will be very well received
Beryl x

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Awesome paper piecing!!
Thanks so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog.


coldwaters2 said...

This is just fabulous Irene a wonderful creation.
Lorraine x