Wednesday, May 18, 2011

CPS218 Sketch - thanks so much

Family is so very precious.  As we get older, so do our parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles.  My aunt, on my father's side, has always had a special place in my heart.  She took care of me for awhile when I was a little girl.  She has never, ever forgotten my birthday even though we rarely see one another.  

This year, I thought I'd send her a thank you for my birthday card and gift using a photo she took of me wearing her sweater.  She's also responsible for the "bowl" cut on my bangs...I mean literally.  She put a bowl on my head and cut...oh my gosh...

At any rate, I used the Card Positioning Systems sketch218 for my card.  I've flipped the sketch.  I tried to make it a little bit modern...polka dots and the dots down the side and a little bit vintage, the Life's Portrait DP from Webster's pages and the scalloped oval to go with the vintage photo.  I did some light distressing on the edges of the dp before sponging with Smokey Shadow ink.

I hope it makes her smile..she will be 80 years old this year.  I think she was about 25 when that photo was taken.  Time, precious time.

Paper - PTI Hawaiian Breeze, Black, Webster's Pages Life's Portrait
Stamps - PTI Tags for Spring
Ink - Versafine, PTI Smokey Shadow
Accessories - SU 1/2" & 3/4" punches, Spellbinders oval, scalloped oval dies, photo reduced to 60%

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Sue from Oregon said...

oh Charlene, this card will really make you Auntie feel so very special. This is my kind of art!

jen said...

what a sweet card & gift! Love the pic!!!

Monica said...

Awwe, Charlene, how cute is that picture... and so very thoughtful of you to send your picture with your Aunt's picture. And those bangs with a bowl - you made me laugh! Lol!

xxx Monica

Annie said...

What a special card....I think we all had hair cuts like that :-)
A x

Riet said...

So gorgeous Charlene.

Hugs Riet.xx

Riet said...

So gorgeous Charlene.

Hugs Riet.xx

jaymack said...

What a cute little picture. I had the same haircut.

~amy~ said...

I love it...the card and that sweet pic of you!!

Samantha said...

Ahh, Charlene, I love this card, love this pic and I think this is the very best kind of card giving. I love it!

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