Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Special Birthday Card


It is not everyday that one's fabulous and talented and creative Mother turns 80!! SHHHHHH don't tell her that I told you!!
I have had kind of a rough go of things creatively lately and i had to get a birthday package off in time for it to get to Mom on May 16th. ( I just found out that Mom and Madelaine Albright share the same birthday- Well Madelaine is in very good company!!) Anyway , the creative Mojo has been on a slow crawl lately but I needed to get a card thrown together quickly! then I remembered the fabulously lucious cards that my Australian fiber arts friend Suziqu has been creating lately and decided to give some of her techniques a whirl. ( You simply must go by her blog and see her fabulous work!!!)
Now Suzi uses mostly vintage fabrics and gorgeous laces in her work, but I wanted to put my own spin on things, so I used my hand dyed fabrics, a bit of lace, one of my own photos from my garden shots and a metal and glass embellishment. What you see above and below, is what I came up with.

I took the whole pile over to the sewing machine and started to stitch. With flowers come leaves, so leaves it was!


Then I realized that after gluing the piece down onto card stock, I would not have an envelope to fit. Out came the waxed paper and a paper printed pansy photo taken in this years garden and more stitch. Viola! An envie with an image to prolong the suspense of what was inside!
I had so much fun with this card, and the creative juices are definitely recovering to near normal levels!! I must thanks Suzi for her wonderful blog and all of the info that she provides. I must also thank my Mom for all of her support and creative drive that she instilled in me and for the most recent event that inspired me and got the Mojo flowing again!!!
Love You Mom!
Happy Birthday!!

9 comments:

Lisa said...

happy birthday to your mom Elizabeth.. and a wonderfully creative burst of spring you have created for her celebration! I like your new blog header too!

ShabbyChicShaz said...

That's a really sweet card and envelope, your mum will be so pleased :)

suziqu's thread works said...

Dear Elizabeth
I just wanted to say how very sweet and colourful is that card made for your mum's 80th. And what better image than one from your own garden photos. I loved the way you have made it your own with some inspiration from my work. You have so much talent Elizabeth! It was very kind of you to make a link to my blog. Thanks for that my friend.
Hugs to you,
Suzy

Judy said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom!
What fun you had creating that card for her.

xo

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

What a special gift to Mom. Ms Suzy is quite spectacular and an inspiration to us all, but your card is terrific and the clever waxed paper envelope a treat. xox Corrine

Jeannie said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom! She will be thrilled with the special card you made her. It is beautiful.

Plays with Needles said...

YaY for your MOJO!!! YOur card is sweet!
Happy Birthday MOM!!

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

What a great card for your mom's special day! I would never have thought of making a mailing envelope out of waxed paper.

Createology said...

Happy 80th Birthday to your mom. Your card is very unique and special. I love to combine paper and fabrics in making cards. Wonderful weekend...

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