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Monday, 23 June 2008

Me & Nan.......

Well, I'm on a roll......two posts in one day, think I need a lie down now!!! lol.

Above we have another of my lil sketches which I've made up into a card. This image is of me & my Nan. (who sadly passed on when I was 14) As with my other recent sketches I've used an old photo as my inspiration. The piccie was taken on a big family day out at Blackpool & my Mom tells me I was about 2 or 3 at the time. Lets just say the clothes were very seventies.....lol
When I showed this sketch to my Mom she got a bit sentimental saying, "it's my Mom & my baby!". Because of this I think I'll not let my Mom see this card & give it to her for Mother's day next year, as I feel it would be appropriate.

Back to the card.............distressed heaven...hehe!!
As you may notice I've done quite a bit of distressing with this one. Again, edges, inking & a bit of tearing. I then thought that the actual image didn't look old enough soooooo, I made hubby a cup of tea then used the tea bag/leaves to rub into the paper. This was something I remembered doing when I was little, when I used to make treasure maps & scrolls......sad I know, & I think hubby thought I'd gone mad!!!! lol. But it worked!
PP's are all K&Co, I've clear embossed the flower & image & written the sentiments, then finished off with ribbon & buttons.

Thank you for taking the time to look,
Kerry xxx

14 comments:

Julie said...

Hi Kez...
Your sketch is beautiful, even better coloured in!..I love what you have done with the papers, the layering and distressing. I think those buttons look gorgeous. Good idea to keep for Mom...she`ll love it. x

Vicki said...

This is gorgeous Kerry, I'm sure your mum will be overcome with emotions when she receives this. I use teabags to stain the childrens letters I write them from 'Santa' at christmas time....hehehe!!! gives a fab effect doesn't it!!! xx vicki xx

Vicky said...

Wow Kerry. Another fabulous card. Your designs are so inspiring. I left something for you over at my blog!
Vicky x

Stacey said...

Wow, wow, wow. You are an artist, not a card maker! You went distressing crazy on this one - love it! ~x~

Crafty Caroline said...

Fantastic cards I love your blog. Pop over to mine you've been Tagged.

Terrie B x said...

Oh My Kerry...you are one talented Lady for sure..and this card Wow how gorgeous is that!!!!!
The picture captures everything..absolutly `Stunning`your Mam will love it :)

Hope you dont mind if I add you to my blog roll so I can op over more often?
`Many thanks`:)

Terrie B x said...

ooop!`Thanks`for your lovely comments by the way...much appreciated:):):)

Tara said...

Fabulous again!xx

NattyK said...

Beautiful card Kerry. x

katy said...

Just stunning Kerry,you're so clever!Im sure your mum will love it,so sentimental xx

Ickle Pickle said...

Your Mum is going to adore this, it's stunning, I love it :)

Michelle said...

Your card is beautiufl, gorgeous and stunning all in one Kerry xx

Cass said...

Beautiful sketch and card Kerry.I'm sure your mum will cherish it when she sees it.Love all your distressing and gorgeous little embellishments.

Cass xxx

Julie said...

I just love this Kerry, I love your style and this card is fabulous, I'm sure your mum will treasure it.