Saturday, September 17, 2011

Happy 100th Birthday Aunt Mary!

  • Memento Dye Ink
  • Copic Markers and Airbrushing
  • Cricut Cartridge "A Child's Year
  • Spellbinders Corner Die
  • Stampendous background stamp
  • Rubber Stamp Tapestry Butterfly
  • Sentiment -unknown
  • Black and White Photo
The card and 1st layer were cut with the Cricut cartridge then stamped with a roller (unknown)  and a Stampendous Faux Finish Quad  cube.  I airbrushed the edges with Copics. The picture is edged I with the Making Memories Distress Edger  The picture is a black and white of me that I colored and air brushed with Copic markers.  This was my first attempt at coloring a black and white photo and I have to say it is an amazing experience. It is like coloring the best rubber stamp image ever created.  I just couldn't believe the way the skin looked so natural.  I do see where I could have done better, but all in all, I though it came out well.  Copics blend so nicely.  Another item worthy of note, is that I did this on regular cardstock that you buy for your computer printer.....the cheap stuff, and it blended and absorbed nicely, no blurring of computer ink (I have a Canon). 
Copics used:
  • Card background and Layer E31, E55, E25, E27, E13 (love this one), E37, E55, E19
  • Skin E00, E02
  • Hair Y21, E00, E31, 0, E40
  • Butterfly stamped with Memento Tuxedo, E00, E13
  • Birthday Cake E00, E25, RV13, Y08, YR16
  • Wash Tub E40, C0, C2
  • Air Brushing edges and corners of card E13, E31, E35, E25, E27, E19

Happy Birthday Aunt Mary!
When I was a little girl, we used to go on vacation in July and frequently we would visit the Cook family who lived on a farm in Chattanooga TN. The Cooks had raised a very large family of 6 children who were married with children of their own by the time that I became one of their visitors.  Their household was always active with lots of people around doing fun things.  I tasted fresh cows milk there for the first time. OH! and chocolate gravy too!  Those visits to the Cook farm were a highlight of my childhood.  Theirs was a faithful Chrisitan family and spending time with them increased my faith as I noted the good examples that they modeled.  It just so happened that my birthday fell in the middle of a few of our visits and one one particular visit, my loving Great Aunt Mary asked me what kind of cake I would like her to bake for me. Of course, there is only one kind of cake to my three year old mind (and yet today) and that is chocolate! Aunt Mary baked me a chocolate cake several times for my birthday. Part of the birthday ritual at the Cook household was to go outside in the yard and turn the wash tub upside down and set the toddler on it to take their birthday picture. This year it is now time for Aunt Mary's birthday and she is 100 years old!! Aunt Mary's heart will truly stay young because she has such a loving heart. And doesn't she look great too! 


Jill said...

What an adorable card. I'm sure your Aunt Mary is going to love it. Congratulations to her too on reaching 100!

Kristi said...

Happy birthday to your Aunt Mary! It is awesome to have such great family memories. Cherish always. Love the card and the use of copics on your own pic, looks wonderful!

Sheri said...

Happy Birthday to Aunt Mary!
I love what you've done with the photograph...and your story it so touching and heartwarming. Very sweet!

Marie Gamber said...

Your skiing tones are fabulous! You did a wonderful job on this card. I know your Aunt will cherish it!
Marie, CMC DT

Sandie said...

What a gorgeous vintage card. Thank you for joining us on Color Me Creative this time. Good luck. xx