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Friday, November 03, 2006

My Stitch in Time.

Here is my efforts for the cardmaker's dare no.3.
It is one of a set I had part made & then couldn't continue with them... As Kathy put in her post, things often don't translate from sketch to actual card design.
It contains the required stitching & I also added the mini book with the beaded ribbon bookmark.
The papers are K&Co & I didn't use real buttons I cut out buttons from the matching papers.
I added the piece of lace as the lady in the picture would have owned a handmade lace handkerchief & the rose would be treasured along with it. The cotton wound around the button was just for effect.

The design, as I said above, is part of a set. Part 3 & 4 have not gone beyond the design sketch. I decided the lady in the picture is called Elspeth. She works as a seamstress for a family run business. Her elderly mother needed caring for so she is now orphaned, 27 & unmarried. The year is 1910. The family have a son called Henry. Elspeth has fallen in love with Henry.
Card two is Henry, who unknown to Elspeth, has fallen for her too...
I designed then for my Vintage Romance range. (A range of cards that for the last 6 months have sat in sketches on my desk) Now thanks to the cardmaking dares they are seeing the light of day! Thank you ladies, I finally finshed two cards in half an hour. The elements were all there I just couldn't put them together.
I'll post Henry tomorrow.....
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7 comments:

Lythan said...

Now that is so sweet - cards with a back story. Great card too, glad the dare has got you moving with your awesome ideas.

Anonymous said...

You're another one, quick off the mark Paula. You're making us look bad - love the card.

Debbie said...

Love the card and love the story Paula - thanks so much for joining in again :-)

I love the vintage style cards - your one could go in a frame :-)

Debbie
xxxxxxx

Monika said...

I love your vintage card.
I Will have a think about this DARE. I am not so good with sewing.

Kathy said...

I love this card (and the Henry one above) I really like the soft vintage theme, they look more like a keepsake than a card - you'll need to think of someone really speical to give those to so that they'll be treasured.

Jo said...

Both the cards are brilliant, the soft colours work so well. Definately should go in a frame me thinks :)

Jo x

Janine said...

wow I love the concept behind the cards! Neat idea for a series....