14 April 2012

50th birthday genaelogist card

I do have some difficult requests, this time I was asked to put a woman with a torch going through a graveyard, for a 50th birthday work colleague who has spent years tracing her family. 

Well I searched and searched for a figure with a torch! in the end, I used Mo Manning's Checking FB, coloured in PS, which I thought is "searching" then went looking for headstones! found one at Birds Cards.com and another place but I didn't save where, AGAIN! sorry. I even made the one with the cross, with PS brushes and shapes,.  The tree, flowers and clouds background are from Trina Clark's Bumble Bears, I thought this lightened the whole thing, instead of making it a dark or Gothic subject.

What do I put on the headstones? then thought of the genealogy and came up with the sayings which I put on them.  I thought that putting the digi in the background would look odd, so added it as though she was thinking of the background, I hope that makes sense.  I 3D'd the headstones and the top of the tree, Stickled the 50 in gold and added Checking FB in a frame outlined with Atomic Cupcake's chalk Action in PS.

I think that's all of it.  I love getting elements together to make a picture and I am very pleased with this one.  I think she will be too.  Sorry the picture isn't too focussed of the close up, but had to repair an out of focus close up.  I photographed them in a rush and should have taken more time.

Oh yes the inside says -

....When your Family Tree started, so show all those ancestors what a 50th birthday is like in 2012 and have a GREAT one!

I am going to enter the following challenges

http://www.scrapbooksisters.blogspot.co.uk/           Anything Goes

http://mymumscraftshopchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/    It's a Celebration

/http://inkyimpressionschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/      Create your own embellishment 
(this could be a cheeky one, I made the cross headstone?)

http://prairiefairyfridays.blogspot.co.uk/                Anything Goes

I am also going to put this on Mo Mannings FB gallery


Mynn xx said...

That is a VERY specific request, and you totally pulled it off! LOVE the images and the tree is fabulous!

Gaynor Greaves said...

I know how you feel lol, I get some strange requests sometimes but find I always come up trumps. This is a Beautiful card, Love the image and the LO and I'm sure she will love it, thanks for joining our challenge at My Mum's Craft Shop, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT xx

jonim52 said...

Definitely a challenging request! Where do those years go? Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

Aileen said...

Well done Faith. I think you've come up trumps with your request and a super card to boot! x

Anita said...

This is so cool. Thanks for playing along with us at Inky Impressions Challenges this week, Hugs, Anita

Anonymous said...

Well, I wouldn't have had a clue where to start with this Faith!! A fabulous job you've done! Love the writing on the headstones.

G Peplow said...

Fabulous!! Well done Faith it fits the bill brilliantly, Gay xxx

The Crafty Blonde said...

Great card, love the thought that has gone into it. Thanks for joining us this week at MMCS.
Lyndsey xx

Holly Young said...

wow Faith, I'm so impressed! I love the idea you came up with and the sayings on the headstones was brilliant! I'll bet she loved this.

Linby said...

Very clever - perfect.

Julie said...

Totally unique, just brilliant! thanks for sharing with Scrapbook Sisters challenge this week. Hope to see you again next time,Julie B.x

Jackie said...

What a fun card! I love the little lady, she looks great! Thank you for playing along with us this week at the Inky Impressions Challenge!