So, it was Mo's Mum Ginger's birthday yesterday and funnily enough, we were celebrating our own 'Ginger's' birthday last Wednesday - my DD (my 'little' redhead!) turned 19. Gosh! It doesn't seem possible! Surely it was only yesterday I was holding her in my arms, all pink and warm and new. She was adorable then and is even more so now.
Of course, DD knows all the images I use so well and although she would be delighted to receive any card made by Mum, I wanted something different and special for her birthday. She recently completed a project at university based on the designer/architect Rennie Mackintosh and as I am a great fan of his work and of the 'Glasgow Girls' (a late 19C group of female artists, including Mackintosh's wife, who studied at the Glasgow School of Art) I thought this should be the start of my search. I suddenly remembered a beautiful card made by the exceptionally talented Mina Hartley, which used an image much of the kind I was looking for. Mina had kindly listed the illustrator I was looking for so off I went for a look see and treated myself to a couple of images.
Papers: Scenic Route
I adore this image and, in fact, could have spent a fortune at A Day for Daisies' Etsy shop. There are some delightful images over there - you really should check it out.
I wanted this card to be simple and elegant and I hope that I have achieved this. I chose this beautiful leaf paper to pick up the leaves in the image and to provide some colour.
The flowers are simply made by tearing spirals in card and loosely winding them, before sticking with a little glue and adding a pearl. Very simple - very appropriate for this style.