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!