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Saturday, 25 December 2010

My first commission using Creative Inspirations Sketch

A friend recently asked me to make a card for a mate of his who is in hospital over Christmas following surgery for a life threatening condition.  I do hope he fully recovers.
I made my first step card having been inspired by best matey Julie who used one of Kenny K's superheros flying over a city in a card she made here.   I chose "Fist Hero" from the great selection of Kenny K images and I combined it with "Our Village" from Tiddly Inks.   I have spent the last six months on the DT at Sweet Stampin where Tiddly Inks was one of our sponsors.  They very kindly gave me and my teamies some images to use and I chose these cute little houses.
My images are coloured with Copics, the "Kapow" is word processed and everything was then cut out.  I mounted my hero and the largest selection of houses for the front on stiff card before mounting everything on some SU blue cardstock and some red from Papermill. I made my card using A3, cut to a 5.75" width and folded it so that there would be a normal opening in the back in which to write a greeting.  All my cards have paper inserts with a border coloured to match the card and this one is just visible.
I also word processed the sentiment on the back section.   Before adding the film strip (a stamp by the Artistic Stamper I think), I photographed the unfinished card and then used the images from the card itself to fill in the frames on the film strip.
Although not at first evident, I used the fab sketch over at Creative Inspirations for my design.  My film strip represents the upright panel on the left of the sketch, my hero is the offset panel in the middle and my large cluster of houses is the "stamped image" on the right. The horizontal band near the bottom of the sketch is of course my middle step. My Kapow is one of the snowflakes and my sentiment is actually on the back section not visible from the front but it's definitely this sketch. Can you see?
I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful Christmas with friends and family. 


Dena said...

Hey Lesley! What a fun card! I'm sure he will love it! That is some major detail going hug. You are amazing!!!!
I hope you had the most wonderful Christmas day ever! Did you get any craft goodies?
Big hugs my friend!

Mary J said...

What a fantastic card, Lesley! I would never have thought of it! Lovin' your style!

Mary J xxx

Alyna said...

i absolutely love ur card. i it looks as if u have spent loadsa sleepless nights over it. i have never been able to bring myself upto makin something like this. and thank for leavin encouraging words at my card. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!! This is totally AWESOME!! I so love this fun stair step creation with all the comic strip like features!! VERY Cool!! TFS!

NGCARDS said...

Beautiful card hun! Nice twist how you have combined the sketch. Well done :) Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

Wow .. .. I can't beleive something this magical can be made from that sketch. Well done!!

Great images and love the film strip.

I hope the surgery went well and I also hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

Love Jules xx

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

wwhooooh... Lesley this is a fablous card!!!!!!!!!!

Michele Kovack said...

My jaw just hit the floor! This is INCREDIBLE!!!! WOW!!! So many cool details here!

Mina said...

what a fantastic card Lesley, I bet it will cheer him up and hope he makes a very speedy recovery too
Mina xxx

Julie said...

It's nice to see something a little different, you're very creative, a great card.

Julie said...

Perfect Lesley!! I'm sure the recipient will be thrilled!! Love you comic book colours!! Thanks for the link back to my card!! :) Juliexx

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

thank you for visiting me today and also for your kind comment
have a wonderful new year

Unknown said...

Holy heyday, Batman...oops, wrong superhero!! Well, Lesley, darlin'...if this doesn't bring a smile to your friend's friend, I don't know what will!!! Absolutely inspired!! Love the rich colors...and your design is fabby!! Love it!! Great job!
Pat Frank

maddy hill said...

wow lesley you have really use that sketch to its fullest the card bursting with creativity !
i also love your mo manning makes - i remember seeing them somewhere in blogland before and thinking how fab they were ..
thanks hunny for visit and your lovely words hunny - how funny that was your best friend too !
have a great new year !
maddy x

Kati said...

I love this absolutely fantastic card!