This and ……. A NEW BLOG

Dear friends, I feel I have cramed in too many vast topics in this blog and just to smooth some of it out, I have decided to keep all my greeting card related stuff in another blog. To view all the new cards and challenges, that I have been participating in, follow the link please :

http://www.doodlebuddies.wordpress.com

Ofcourse I will continue to ramble here and share all the quotes etc here, but I hope you will also come and visit me at Doodle Buddies too.

Please do give me feedback and throw your comments my way coz as much as I get all the encouragement I need from your comments, it also helps me in understanding a different perspective.

Best Regards

Naush

Greeting Card In A Frame.

Its been after along time that I did a frame work for one of my neighbours, who wanted a card- in-a- frame format for her husband.

When a customer comes for such personalized work for someone so intimate, I feel I have to have some insight into the person concerned, say for instance, how old is he/she turning, what colors do they like, what temperament do they have ~ social or reclusive,  what hobbies do they enjoy, so as to incorporate a theme around some of these things, but most of the time, people really just want “ANYTHING” special without really wanting to part with any details. In this case I guessed alot to get a feel of whom I was doing the frame for.

I dont know the gentleman well enough but It was really difficult having to guess their likes and feelings when you dont really know the kinda relationship they share, what tastes they have in art etc etc.

Its a beautiful english green frame

Its a beautiful english green frame

There is really very little one can adorn the frame with 1 becoz I didn’t find a shadow frame and 2 becoz I didn’t know what hobbies he had, so I decided to use the lyrics as the base and fill it up in boxes and apertures to make it look elegant.

I have divided the frame into three main parts, the upper left one, the upper right one and the center lower area.  I concentrated on what message was going out rather than the embellishments. He would naturally be seeing this frame at all odd hours and most importantly it had to reflect how the sender felt all these years, apparently they had been married for 27 years.

Green frame is a difficult color to work with especially since I had to change the base of the frame nearly 4 times. I wanted the base to be brighter so that I could then add the ” patchwork ” in contrast colors. I think the effort was well worth it, she was completly overwhelmed. I suppose I wrote her mind .. .. .. 

spoken from the heart

spoken from the heart

 

A happy wife ~ a fortunate husband

A happy wife ~ a fortunate husband

Handmade Greeting Cards

Spring is in the air.

Spring is in the air.

I completly enjoyed this card. Loved working with pink after a very long time and loved adding those cute  embellishments. The lace was a lovely finishing touch in the card, although the pink fur ribbon was quite a task. The pink velvet handmade paper was a first timer for me and I completly loved the feel.