Artistic Philosophy

Reality has limits but our imagination does not, so let it run free and your creativity will flourish.

My imagination helps me create unique work as I strive to produce beautiful things and grow in capability, experience and confidence. My goal as I travel this journey of creativity, is to share my work and inspire others so that they themselves, may create something distinct and original too.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Communion Invitations

Hi everyone,

I am sorry I haven't been about for couple of days but I had to finish the First Communion invitations for my great niece and they had alot more work in them than I first thought.   The specifications given to me were to somehow incorporate a Tiara, small roses, bling, pearls and a cross, of course  (she is under 10 so I had to allow for this also).  It took a bit longer than I allowed and that is why I had nothing to show on my blog the past two days.  I do hope you understand.
I do have a picture to show you at long last.  Now, we already know about my photography skills (yea, I know... 'what skills?'), well I actually managed to get a good clear shot, but realised, only on cropping, that there are more shadows on the card than there are under my eyes!  So have a  little giggle and tell me what you think. 
Here's a close up of the floral piece, with the 'Tiara' beneath it.

I also took a picture of the flowers in the 'make-up' stage, with the dies I used  (only 'cos I want a bit of sympathy :)   I had to cut 7 layers for every single flower, which meant 350 layers with only two dies, it's no wonder I don't want to see another flower;  well at least for a day or two anyway!  Woe is me......!!!!!  (now come on guys, help me out here, I am... really.. really woeful.....ahhhhh!) hee hee hee.

My recipe - Base Card 300gsm Centura PearlFretwork mask,  Pearls &  rhinestones from my stash,  Spellbinders Rose Creations, Labels twenty, and Antique fframes & accents  Spellbinders Spades border die (I think it is out of production)

NOTE The cross is made from two pieces of the Spades border die and interlinked.  I have searched high and low on the Spellbinders blog to find the number for you but cannot find it anywhere on there.  I purchased it from Create & Craft on a show Sue Wilson did back in 2011, but after checking they don't have it either.  So, I will contact Sue to see if she knows anything about it and I will let you know in due course.  I am so sorry about that.  

Well I hope you liked my invitation and think that it passed muster.  I have another card for you tomorrow, so I hope you will pop by.  Don't forget we only need one more follower to have the next candy draw, so tell your friends and make sure you have left a comment on the new Candy post, then I can send out another parcel of goodies.
I hope that today has found you well and you are not getting that 'cant wait for the end of week' feeling quite yet.  I don't know about you, but the only thing I can't wait for at the moment is a steady week of warm sunshine.  The rain was so miserable yesterday, here in South Wales.
Ok, bye for now and enjoy your day, whatever it finds you doing.  Regards and best wishes Linda xx

12 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh Linda, this is GORGEOUS! Your great niece must be delighted. Lots of people would have just bought the flowers for the much work, but this sure was a labour of love - well done.
    I bet tomorrow's card won't have flowers on?!

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  2. Morning Linday what stunning invitations she will be delighted with them, you sure have been busy soo much work and detail in them. Hope your weathers a bit better today it's like winter here, well I better get ready for work, won't be long until you will be doing candy draw so kind of you. Have a good day, hugs Fiona P xxxxx

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  3. Morning sweetie this is just fabulous hugs Pops x

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  4. Hi Lindy, firstly many thanks for the blog candy. The pins are really beautiful, the photographs don't do them justice.
    The invitations certainly pass muster, there is such attention to detail. Your niece is very fortunate to have such a creative and loving aunt.
    Anne x

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  5. HI LINDY,
    CAN I JUST SAY HOW FANTASTIC YOUR INVITATIONS ARE, I THOUGHT I DIDN'T LIKE THE CROSS WHEN I FIRST SAW IT BEING USED BY SUE, BUT THE MORE SHE USED IT AND NOW HOW YOU HAVE USED IT, THIS IT WILL BE A PURCHASE I WILL MAKE IN THE FUTURE, I'M LOVING THE BLOG.
    KIND REGARDS FROM SAM x

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  6. Hi Linda
    Your invitations are really pretty and they should be well appreciated. I know what you mean about only having the two dies and having to cut so many times-hopefully you did manage more than one layer of paper at a time.
    Yesterday was wet, windy, cold and miserable here too-still can't turn the heating off!
    Looking forward to tomorrow's card.
    Take Care
    Eileen x

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  7. Linda!!!! Wowie!!! What a stunning invitation!! This is so elegant!! Yes, I do feel for ya having to cut out all those gorgeous flowers, but they turned out PERFECTO!!! LOVE the cross die! You really outdid yourself on this beauty!!!
    Have a wonderful day my friend!!!
    Hugs, Dena

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    1. Hi everyone,
      Please note my amendment above (NOTE), as the cross isn't a die in itself, it is made from two borders that I adjusted and interlinked to make the cross.
      Thank you all so much for the lovely comments. If I find out the details of the die number etc I will let you know asap. Hugs Linda x

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  8. Christine Harrop19 April 2012 at 18:15

    Oh Linda, this was well worth the wait. The invitations are just stunning!!
    You have put so much time and effort into this project but I'm sure your great niece and her parents will absolutely love them.

    It is like winter again with hail storms both yesterday and today. Well this is only one thing to do - CRAFT!!!Lol.

    love from Christine x

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  9. Gorgeous invites Linda, and I totally feel for you, the wedding invitations I did recently took ages, they look simple enough, but when you take into account all the layers/embossing/bows for 40 day, 20 night & 45 order of service, they seem never-ending. You have done a fantastic job ~ very elegant too
    BIG HUGZ Fleur xxx

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  10. Wow, 350 layers? You definitely have my sympathy! That's a lot of cutting, but when you see the after effect...absolutely worth it! I'm sure that your great niece will most certainly adore these...I can't think of a better gift to give her! The all white color scheme is perfect for the communion theme and the flowers just add such life to them! Marvelous work, my dear!

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