Hi. Meet Lemon Drop. The cutest baby pony you ever did see...
You won't find her anywhere else. Why? Because my 13yr old daughter created her recently.
I know I'm biased, but isn't she so talented?
This is a 'one of a kind' card for a 'one of a kind' woman who will be turning 30 in the next few weeks. Yes... I did say 30! She works with my husband and likes ThunderCats and My Little Pony among other things.
So... as my daughter has recently given her a ThunderCat picture as a 'thank you', I opted for the My Little Pony option. Hope she likes it!
My daughter draws using her finger and an iPad. I simply printed onto glossy photo paper, backed onto card and mounted using foam pads. Not completely sure off the top of my head but I think the stamps used are all by Inkadinkado...
I mentioned in a previous post my idea of using charity shop pins as part of a design. I created a little acetate window for this one as I wanted the design to look 'complete' once the pin was removed. It was a personal decision but I decided not to include the backing card that specifies the charity with this... some people are more sensitive than others and I didn't want to upset the birthday girl!
The 3D butterflies are a firm favourite of mine from my Martha Stewart's, Pop Up Butterfly Punch. I punched these out of a remnant of the glossy photo paper so they tied in to the overall design.
Some of you will know that my daughter's Autistic.
I've thought long and hard about whether to include anecdotes from time to time about her and her struggles and I still haven't reached a decision... would people find it too bothersome to know what it can really be like when, for instance, she attempts to go to her maths class alone and gets lost because they've changed the doors whilst she's been off sick for a week?
I don't know... but would value some honest input. I know that there are those of us who craft for 'therapeutic' reasons and want to 'get away from it all'... yet I also know that Autism is not as understood as it should be. If you ever have the time to read my 'About Me' section you will know that I write that statement from personal experience...
I'm entering this card into the latest Seize the Birthday challenge - mainly because I want others to see just how talented my daughter really is :)
I keep trying to encourage her to start her own blog to showcase her work. Maybe one day...
Hope you have a good weekend, everyone.