We had planned lunch out at Scotney Castle, a National Trust Property but on the day it was so wet that we decided to go to our favourite garden centre instead and keep Scotney for a sunny Thursday. By going out later than planned it also meant that we were were in when the Royal Mail Van pulled up and the postman rang the bell. He wished my Mum happy 60 years of marriage and handed her an envelope. She was really surprised to find that it was from Buckingham Palace in this regal envelope.
Today's card challenge entry is the card I made them.
They love my "vintage" Tim Holtz inspired cards so that is what I made. Tim uses "Found Relative" photos in his work but I use "My relatives" in mine as it makes my work so personal to the recipients.
I scanned and sized the image. I wanted to make the card look like a vintage photo frame capturing this magical moment. Here is the card.
I used Bister pigments for the background which I then stamped with a flower stamp and added lace fabric. I also added lots of frantage for "confetti". I distressed the edges in true Tim style and added some Vintage photo ink, so apt for my card. I mounted the card on Kraft card to continue with the vintage feel.
The flowers are mulberry paper from my stash, I added some distress inks to them to give them a more ivory colour.
And here is a close up of the focal image, I love this photo and I love these 2 very special people. They have given me so much love and support throughout my life. I have been blessed to have them as my parents.
A Vintage Journey anything Tim
Papertake Weekly a cut above
Top Tip Tuesdays buttons or bows
Frilly and Funkie put a ribbon on it
Country view crafts anything goes
Crafty ribbons anything goes with ribbon
Penny Black and More blossoms and bows
Inspiration Journal spring blooms
Mixed media world anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday anything goes
And so the celebrations continue......we are looking forward to a Sunday lunch with the rest of the family and we will raise a glass or 2 of bubbly to wish Mum and Dad many congratulations on reaching such a milestone. I am so lucky that I was able to spend the day with them on their special day.
Thanks for visiting me here today and for the blog love you leave, it's so appreciated.
Bye for now,