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Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Ruby Wedding



My Mum asked me to make this Bookatrix Card for my Aunt and Uncle who are celebrating their Ruby Wedding Anniversary this month. The original photo was very pale where it had been bleached by the sun - it was also taken from a distance to include a river. I scanned the pic into PSP and cropped it, then I played with different buttons and managed to get some of the colour restored and finally used the dropper tool to pick up the colour of Jane's outfit to make a frame. I printed it onto Safamat film from Letraset, this let me roll the card without disturbing the picture, the sentiment was done onto Safamet as well. The card is mounted onto Mars Stardream and gold card. I finished off with grosgrain ribbon, some sticky back pearls and two sprays of roses twisted together. I have just realised that I haven't put 40 onto it, doh! I'll do that before posting to Mum. Thank you so much for visiting my blog, I appreciate every comment you leave. Beryl x

20 comments:

  1. Wow, mum that is great, mine is nothing like that! I'll have to learn how to do that someday. lol Joanna

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  2. looks good mum!! well done!! very fancy!!!!

    manda

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  3. hi beryl wow another stunning card from you so so pretty , keep them coming i love looking at your cards
    carol x

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  4. Stunning Beryl, how clever of you to adjust the photo so perfectly.

    Hugs Sandie xx

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  5. It is a stunner Beryl it looks expensive and sumptious it will be treasured for many a year,

    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  6. Hi, great minds think alike as I am going to do one of these for my Mum and Dad as its their Ruby wedding in July. Just stunning, well done you, Hazelxo

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  7. This is lovely. The end result is stunning. Without the explanation on how you did it, nobody would know how much work you put into it. I am sure your Aunt and Uncle will think you very clever.

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  8. Well, your Aunt & Uncle will be well pleased with that stunning creation xx

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  9. That is absolutley stunning Beryl
    Ann x

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  10. This is a lovely card, your cutting out is so neat, I never seem to make much of a success out of this one. Well done I'm sure that it will be very much appreciated.

    San

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  11. That is lovely. I have really got to get to grips with my Bookatrix board. I had one go and failed and now it sits lauging at me!

    Mags

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  12. Beautifully made and just perfect for the occasion.

    Jane xx

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  13. I' sure the lucky couple will be really pleased with it. It is beautiful. Well done on restoring a tired looking photo.
    Love Lynne. X

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  14. This is gorgeous, they will love it!
    Clairex

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  15. I love this something to keep forever, hugs Pops x x x

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  16. Beryl, your Mum will certainly not want to give this card away as it's so beautiful.

    I've left something on my blog for you at:

    http://kyms-crafty-cards.blogspot.com/2009/03/best-blog-comments-award.html

    Best wishes. Kym xxx

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  17. Wow Beryl thats gorgeous
    Wendi

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  18. Stunnign Beryl, and so beautiful.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  19. Lovely Bookatrix Beryl and very clever manipulation of the photo.
    Beryl xx

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  20. What a fabulous card. Like so many others I have a Bookatrix board and have possibly used it once. This card looks stunning and make me want to get my board out again.
    Jacqui (calexico) xx

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Thank you for visiting my blog,I appreciate all comments, thank you very much indeed. Beryl x