Monday, October 4, 2010

Baptism Card.

My baby niece Daniella is being baptised this weekend. So I did what I do for any occasion, I made a card. There is more to this story......
I have, since my first card-making days admired those BEAUTIFUL silky circular flowers, but assumed they were store bought.

This is the type I'm talking about. This one, from an older project of mine, is from an on-line store. I have tried, and tried to duplicate it. Never even came close. Then I found this article at The Hybrid Chick. Written by the a-mazingly talented Clare Buswell. I don't think I've ever been so happy about a tutorial before!! So I (gently) ripped off the ribbon flower that was already on my card, and replaced it with my very own "melted silk" flower. Thank you Clare!!!!

There is still more to this story. Please don't stop reading yet, I'm really hoping for some feedback on this next part!

I made a photo holder out of Sculpey. I've never molded anything before. Other than play-doh with the kids. But the other day, when it was a rainy afternoon, I got out the modelling clay for the kids and the Sculpey for me and made this. Whatdayathink? Either way, I had a fun day with my 3 favourite little people!

For these challenges -
Craft Your Days Away BABIES. I just love that blog name! They also have an all-star DT team!
Stamptacular Sunday LAYER IT ON. A minimum of 5 layers on your card.
Let's Ink it Up USE A CHARM.
Thanks for looking,


Unknown said...

Fabulous card, love your flower and the lamb is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at LIIU, good luck and hope you come back soon. Cheers Suzanne

Claire said...

Wow, just beautiful. I love your card and you did a wonderful job of the flower. Fab work with the sculpey too - that photo holder is amazing!! Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up and good luck
Claire xx

Jill said...

I think both card and 'sculpture' are really fun! Hope the Baptism (usually known as a Christening here) goes well for everyone and Danielle behaves herself! Jill

unicorn said...

Lovely card:))Love the flower and the little sheep:))

Shirley said...

This is stunning Farrah. I can never think of anything to make when it is for Christenings or Batisms. You have made an excellent job.


Stella said...

You never molded before? Well that doesn't show..... I think it's gorgeous; you did a fabulous job with the modelling clay!
I love love love the card and I've seen that tutorial too. Your flower is breathtaking.

JanR said...

OMG, that photo holder is genius!! Love it!

Donna said...

OMG Farrah....loving your gorgeous card, that flower is beautiful! Your Photo Holder is AMAZING..can't believe you have never used modelling clay before!!!!! You did an awesome job, it's beautiful. Thanks for joining us at CYDA this time, hope you'll join us again.
Hugs, Donna x

Unknown said...

Farrah you did an excellent job with the modeling clay! I would have thought it was store bought....for real! Your card is super sweet and love your new flower on it!

Sarah said...

I love your card and photo holder Farrah, I too cannot believe you've never used modelling clay before as this is gorgeous, you have a wonderful eye for detail. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away, good luck with the challenge xxx

Unknown said...

OMG your photo holder is sooooo cute, wow, you did a fantastic job and your card is beautiful ... love that flower xxx

Gemma said...

This is really nice, love you card with the guardian angel, and the little sheep is just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at SSC this week, hope you will join the fun again next week. Happy crafting, Gemma

Amanda said...

This is a beautiful card Farrah. I love the flower and the little angel is just perfect. I can't believe that the sheep was your first play with Sculpey - its amazing!
Thank you so much for joining in with our Babies challenge at Craft Your Days Away

Crafty Creations by AJ

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful baptism card and your photo holder is absolutely fantastic, such a wonderful gift made from the heart.

Thank you for joining us over at CYDA for our baby challenge.


Joanne xx