Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Angelic Spring

If you saw my last blog post, you'll have seen the vintage Easter postcard and poem that Sandy Redburn was giving away on the Crafty Secrets/Heartwarming Vintage Blog.

I had another idea for these (while trying to get to sleep, obviously!) and had to make another card for the contest. Two thoughts combined:

  • In days gone by, poems were often published as pamphlets in their own right - wouldn't it be great to make the poem into a little book?!
  • This kind of sentimental image would have been popular in the 18th century and the Victorian era for decoupage techniques so why not cut out the angel and use her in a different setting?

Here's what happened (photos are clickable for the bigger version):



Of course, modern technology helped a little! In the original image, the angel's left wing has the tip cut off by the line of the surrounding oval. I wanted her to spill out of my oval frame so I needed a complete wing. I copied the tip of the wing on the right in Photoshop, mirrored it and pasted over the left - voila, a perfect wing! The poem also got some digital copying and pasting so that I could have four verses to a page as that seemed about right to get the page proportions right.

The little book is an 'interactive' element. There's a large brass paperclip fastened to the back so you can lift it off the card and turn the pages easily to read the poem.



I'm absolutely delighted to be able to tell you that my card won the contest! *happy dance* Thank you so much Sandy and your judging team - you had a tough task as the other ladies entered some beautiful things too (they're all on the blog and definitely worth checking out).

Supplies: vintage Easter postcard and poem printables (Heartwarming Vintage blog), Tim Holtz Distress inks (Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Antique Linen, Tea Dye), Beautiful stamp set (the Rummage Bin collection at Cornish Heritage Farms), Barbedor script stamp (Ma Vinci's Reliquary), Versamark, gold lustre powder, copper gel pen, oval template, Xacto knife, sponge, plastic food wrap (Clingfilm/Saran wrap, depending which side of the Atlantic you're on!), large brass paperclip

Thanks for taking a look today - hope yours gets off to a great start too!

24 comments:

tracy said...

flipping heck joanne,thats beautiful,i'm not surprised you won.........well done :)

Janice said...

Lovely, I've subscribed to that site, it has some really different stuff on it.

Darlene said...

I was not surprised when I saw your creation that you were the winner! This is absolutely adorable and so creative. I guess I need to start "thinking out of the box" a little more!! Wonderful job and congratulations!
Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk)

Courtney Fowler said...

Congratulations! It's gorgeous!

Sue said...

well deserved - an inspired card so very clever

Karen said...

Oh Joanne that card is so beautiful. Well done you X

Silvergirl said...

This is stunning!! I can easily see why your project won! The soft Distress inks look perfect here.

Sharon in NE said...

You're very talented!

Mee said...

Congratulations and well deserved, it is a truley stunning creation!!!

Wigglescards said...

WOW its lovely xx

Linda Elbourne said...

Congratulations

Andrea said...

fantastic and a beautiful card x

Angie C said...

Congratulations it is such a beautiful card

Wacky Jacky said...

This card is gorgeous - well done on your win!!

Kathyc on SCS said...

Congratulations! Your projects were beautiful! Have fun with your gift certificate!

craftyscot said...

I am not surprised it won, it ia fab! All sounds very technical too- you must be a computer whiz!
Sharon
x

Anonymous said...

I wondered how that wing got there. Clever woman...no wonder you won, congratulations.

made by fifi said...

congratulations - brill card xx

CraftyC said...

Its stunning!
Clairexx

A. Sanborn said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Joanne! No surprise your beautiful creation won my friend! Your post made for enjoyable reading as well! {smile}

{HUGS} :)

Kathy said...

oh my goodness, Joanne, this is just beautiful - you're such a clevergirlie!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

well it should have won...wow that card is amazing!!! Sooo gorgeous!

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Oh my word Joanne! Your win was truly justified. The card is gorgeous! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Caroline said...

Fantastic cards Joanne and well done you! xx