A few Saturdays ago my good friend Mark and I wandered around Fred Aldous in Manchester to get some inspiration and gather materials. This shop has really come on since I first stepped foot in it 2 years ago. It's so refreshing to see a traditional arts & craft shop keep up with current trends. There were so many vintage style pieces alongside kitsch gifts and oddities. I was really impressed and must have spent close to an hour in there. Seeing the quirky nature of some of the items I then decided to go recreate my own quirky piece.
Here's my latest handywork. You might recognise it...
The beautiful pearlised and laced effect craft pieces from Fred Aldous,
the little silver raindrops reminded me of my Rain Bird illustration.
|The templates: My Rain Bird infuriatingly but lovingly printed from Illustrator|
|The silver raindrops and 3D hearts were painted with Chroma acrylic paints to match the graphic,then glued on to the background. I decided not to add the lacy edging and the pearl drops - less is more!|
|The inside graphic :)|
Does it meet my perfectionist standards? No. This is actually the third attempt at making this card. But I'm sure my mum will love it for what it is.
That's all for now... for tomorrow I bake the cake!! :D