Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Ladies who lunch...

Margaret, who has been a support assistant in our reception class for 19 years, retires this summer so I made this card for her. She is 65 but so elegant and young minded that this card had to be a 'not -your-typical-retirement-card'! I chose to use this Elzybells image and paper pieced the dresses from the digi paper which I scaled to size with Photoshop. The papers are a free download from Summertime Designs and the colours are very her! I love using tabs for sentiments but this time I used the end of a nestie labels 8 to make a shaped tab and I think it works well. I really need one of those things to help tie bows- I rarely use them as I have so much grief making them!
I am entering this card for the Pink Elephant challenge of 'brown' because all the DT cards are something with brown and I have a brown bow, brown in my paisley paper and have matted with brown too!

4 comments:

Mandy said...

this is gorgeous...I love the papers and the colour theme...I have an image that is similar from wild rose studio,must get it out and use...
mandy xx

Rainmac said...

Beautiful card, love the image and the pretty papers x

Donnas Den said...

Lovely card, Alison. So adaptable as well - just a change of sentiment. I love paper-piecing too.

Donna x

Jules said...

Hi Alison

I found you via Shirley's blog and been having a little look around your lovely creations.

You have made some beautiful cards and used gorgeous papers.

I am going to follow you so I don't miss any more of your lovely projects.

Love Jules xx