I've been waiting to post this for several days now!! I couldn't do so until after the card had been given, just in case. The thing is............I finally got an order courtesy of Google!! I was amazed when I asked where the lady found me.
The request itself was pretty detailed,............ the image was to be of a "comfy chair", the colours asked for were peach and green, and there were to be orange roses on the card.
All the wording was supplied by the customer, so no frantic searchings through my brain or the web to find something suitable there! LOL .
My first problem was the image. You have no idea how hard it is to find a SUITABLE image of a comfy chair, that DOESN'T look as though it's been lifted straight from the pages of a catalogue!! In the end I found a VERY old clipart cd, that came free with something years ago, and on it was a line drawing that looked as though it might do the trick. I tried printing and colouring with promarkers, but it just wasn't that good an image, and I was VERY dissatisfied with it. Then I remembered some design papers I had bought from Bearly Mine, ( who have some April freebies up at the moment, I might add, for those of you who are interested).
The range I actually used was the Vintage set, and I printed the peach design on some white pearlescent card stock (to give it a sheen), then put the card through again with several copies of the clipart set to print over the top. Then of course, it was just a case of cutting out and decoupaging, and shading a bit with one of my promarkers. I printed out a couple of sheets of the green design and used that as backing paper.
I also put one of the sheets into a graphics programme and faded out sections to make the insert, again, printing the wording over it with the computer to complete. I put a touch of stickles glitter glue onto the edges of the roses, just to add a bit of glamour. Anyway..............this was the finished result and I got an email back telling me it had arrived safely and how thrilled they were with it. I'm so glad, 'cos I always worry about whether the customer will be satisfied with the final result. Big sigh of relief, and now I can share with you all.<>span>
I have an 80th birthday commission to share later on today (or possibly tomorrow), it's been an active few days!!