Saturday, 17 July 2010

Christening Card

This is a Lili of the Valley stamped image, and I kept the card to (almost) white, I just coloured in her face, and the very edges of her dress and the window with a pen, and feathered the line of colour out with a blender pen. The background was embossed with a cuttlebug frame, and the edges of the card rounded, and inked in pale pink versafine ink. I added lots of pearls, as a border to the image, and on the baby's dress

Promarkers used
Ivory and blush for the skin
Pastel pink/blush/dusky pink for the dress /window/shadow

I was in the dentist chair for over an hour yesterday, luckily he isn't the sort of dentist who cheerfully carries on a conversation with you whilst your mouth is full of stainless steel instruments. More the silent type, issuing curt commands to the nurse. Instead, it's always me trying to initiate some communication
oooohhhhbggggggrrrr - translated means, ouch, that hurt
bbbblldyyyyyhllllll - translated means, ouch, that hurt a LOT
bbbppppllssshhhhhcnnnIggggghmmmmeee - translated means, can I go home now, please
£129 pounds and a lot of dribble later, I escaped. I wouldn't mind, but the gleaming new filling is in the very furthest, darkest corner of my mouth, that nobody will ever see (unless I inadvertently stray onto the Incredible Hulk rollercoaster in Florida again, in which case the whole theme park will see it, so I am well prepared for such emergencies now)


hestiashelper said...

That card is absolutely Gorgeous! WOW! You make it sound so simple, but it is so elegant and graceful and I just LOVE it!
And the story about the dentist, and the Hulk Coaster (HA HA HA) (-:

Laughing "with" you, not "at" you (-:

kisatrtle said...

Love frame you used on this one. It is beautiful. Sorry to hear about the dentist trip. I hate the dentist and have had my fair share of work done. The worst part, hubby has never had a cavity. It makes me want to punch him. Also love the update pics of the grandbabies.

iluvmybugs said...

This card is so pretty En!! Love the soft color and the embossing folder sets the image off just right!!

Hope your mouth is feeling better after your dentist visit!!


Audrey Frelx said...

This card is just amazingly adorable, my friend!!! So soft and perfect for a new baby!

Glad you got in, taken care of, and escaped the dentist -- hope you don't have any more problems now.


Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh this is breath taking... lol.. so glad you escaped from the dentist.

Loopylou!! said...

oh en, that is so delicate and pretty hun, love the pearls too. and romfl at the dentist story hun!! hope you didnt have to drink you tea through a straw, i really dont like the dentists and that numb lip feeling is just urgh when you come out!!!!! hugs lou xxx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Gorgeous card En, very classy.
I'm very familiar with dentist chairs, 10 dental implants costing £8,000 , so you have my simpathy , all my dentists have talked though!

Melodie said...

Wow, Enfys, this is fantastic and so elegant. Great compliment.

Katina said...

Beautiful, elegant card Enfys - I love it! Ha, ha I've got the dentist next week too and dreading it but determined to hang on to my own teeth for as long as I can! xx

Riet said...

Ohhhhh wowwww,wowwww Enfys,What a WONDERFUL card.

Hugs Riet.xx

pinky said...

The christening card is absolutely gorgeous Enfys, was tempted to get that stamp so definitely will now lol. Don't mention the dentist, I have to go on the 3rd August, yuk! Have been saving my pennies lol, so expensive for such a lot of pain lol.

slinkycat said...

So pretty Enfys!

Leanne x

Lean said...

lovely card like the background you made.
have a nice weekend byebye,Lean.

dj1952 said...

Beautiful card; fantastic job. Love how elegant it looks. I'll have to get that folder if it's available over here in the US.


Debra (dj1952)

pcrusberg said...

Gorgeous card! Love the embossing and the stamp. Really pretty! I hate going to the dentist, so I can feel your pain.

AShu93 said...

That's a very beautiful card & I love the elegance of the pearls.

mahuntington said...

This is so stunning. What Cuttlebug folder did you use, please. I like this effect on your card.

Hope Jacare said...

What a beautiful image Enfys and I love the embossing on the card - perfect! Cheers Claire x

JANLYNN said...

Such a sweet baby card. I hate going to the dentist too. I told mine once that the part I hate worde is the shot. He laughed because you see I am a Medical Lab Tech and had even had the occasion to draw his blood before.

lisa said...

This is a stunning card, En. I love it's delicacy and the embossed card is beautiful.
Poor you, an hour in the dentist chair, what have you done to deserve that, nightmare. 5 mins is more than long enough for me.
Btw, thanks for the promarker chart. I printed it and took it craft shopping today, really useful. I always end up losing the bit of paper I usually scribble the colours I have on!!
Hope you are having a good weeekend.
Hugs Lisax

Sharon said...

Breathtakingly beautiful!!!! Dentist story is just tooo funny!! :)

Linda said...

Oh I am so happy you made it out in one piece. Another great story Hulk and the coster who else but you would put that all together in a story. You do make me LOL.
I love the card. That baby is so sweet.

Margie said...

Enfys, that is beautiful. The colors are so soft and perfect for a Christening. My dentist is afraid of me! LOL!

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Kim. said...

This is a beautiful card, not an image I have seen before but I definitely need to purchase it as I have had to make a few christening cards lately. Great use of promarkers too.
Kim xXx

Susan De Crafter said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the hint of color and that is a very pretty stamp.

And I still love all your stories. I get a chuckle every day. Thanks.

Marty said...

What a beautiful card it's so delicate and perfect for a new arrival in the family. Love your work you're so talented, thanks for sharing.

sue said...

What a beautiful card Enfys, I bought this stamp yesterday at Doncaster Summer craft show, hope I can produce something as lovely as this.

mckinkle said...

Simply stunning En, this is gorgeous!

Keryn x