Monday, 9 November 2009

First Commission

Hi everyone on a nice cold Monday morning. This is my first ever commission and it came about after my last wordbook that I made for no 2 Dragon daughter. I took it into work to show some of my colleagues and someone said they would love one for their daughter - and here it is.
I have used My Craft Studio to get the letters sorted out on the background paper which also came from one of their CDs Walk into Wonderland. I have used the Fairy Friends Stamps from Pink Cat Studio for all the images and most of the sentiments.
The animals are coloured in using watercolour pencils and I have glittered their wings using Glitz it Sparkles. I also used my Quickie glue pen around the letters to add crystal glitter to the edges.

I have also used a lot of punched flowers and put brads in the centres - mainly Papermania ones I think. On this sentiment above I shaded the edges with my chalks - purple and pink.

I have also used gems in the centres on this letter. The rabbit is on a scallop punched shape as was the owl and the sentiment is from a Crafters Companion CD Rom - Boys and Girls. I have mounted it on glitter card. The rabbit is on glitter card too.
Finally I had to make the box and here it is -

The flowers are from Just Pots Funky Flowers and again they have brads in the centres. The fibre was from a Candy win - thanks Lyn AKA Spyder. The font I used is called Spahrty Girl and is free. I made the box using my Crafters Companion Ultimate Pro - easy peasy!!!

I am also entering this card in the following challenges :-

My Time to Craft - So many scallops,

Creative Card Crew - Ribbons and gems,

Flutterby Wednesday - Butterflies or fairies,

Allsorts Challenge Blog - Bring out your Bling,

Sophisticat Challenges - Wings and

One Stop Craft Challenge - A childs card (mine loved hers!)

Please let me know what you think, I really do love looking through all my comments. Also if some of you have had trouble getting onto my blog it should now be sorted - I had a virus from my count down to Christmas blinkie!!!



Tara said...

This is incredible Ali and such a perfect job for a commission!
Really hope you can make it to another NEC show.... there's one in March?
Hugs Tara xx

Happy Crafter said...

Hi Ali,Wow fantastic card i love it and the box is brill too well done on your first commission :)
Hugzz Val xxx

Mandy said...

Hi, congrats on your first commission so the book it is gorgeous.
Mandy xx

Wishcraft said...

Wow this looks wonderful - I'm sure it will be loved :o) Love all your little details, so pretty. Lisa x

Unknown said...

Hi Ali,
Love these wordbooks you do! I am sure your friend's daughter will love it as both of yours did! Good luck with all the challenges.
Dawn xx

cheryl said...

gosh love this,you daughters friend will love it too thanks again for joining us at sophisticats this week love cheryl xxxxx

Chrissie said...

Super piece of work!Thank you SO much for joining in with the challenge from MTTC this week!

Teri said...

Oh WOW - Fantastic work!
That must have kept you busy for ages!!
Teri x

Danni said...

This is wonderful!!! Thanks for joining in my flutter by challenge!

Unknown said...

One Word "AWESOME" how long did this take to make? I love it, good luck with your challenges and many thanks for joining us Sophisticat this week. Hugs Avril xxx

bumblealsie said...

No smart comments. Just a big WOW!!!!!.

Lesley said...

Fab book, well done on getting a commission! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

made by fifi said...

great book - i'm sure they will love it - thanks for joining in MTTC challenge this week x

Daniele said...

great book it looks lovely thanks for joining us at MTTC hugs x

brenda said...

Great card, so much work and attention to detail.

Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Carolyn Bounds said...

This book is beautiful!!! The PCS Fairy Friends set is one of my favorites, and you colored them fabulously!!! Your colleague is going to love it, and her daughter will be over the moon happy when she gets her hands on this lovely creation!!! Now, I need to dig out those sweet stamps!!! Thanks for the inspiration:o)


Jill said...

Hi Ali thanks so much for your lovely comment hun, it means alot to me, I'm the worlds worse for keeping up with comments and you still always pop over x.
I love your book card it's gorgeous I'm not surprise you were asked to make another one, the images are so cute hugs Jill xx

Janet said...

A beautiful piece.....I am sure your friends daughter will love it!xx

Sam said...

Fab name book. Love the embellishments you have used. Thanks for playing along at CCC this week.
Sam x

Unknown said...

Aww your word book is lovely & well done on getting a commission.

Thanks so much for joining us at Sophisticats this week

Jan x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow! This is beautiful!! What an awesome take on all those challenges. So very well put together!! how long did it take you to make this?

PinksyDoodles said...

Wow, this is fantastic Ali. Erin is going to love this. Bet you were please it was for someone with a short name!
Clare x

Karen said...

Gorjus work. Thank you for joining in over at Sophisticats this week and hope to see you again soon. Good luck.

Love Karen x

Jules said...

This is brilliant.

I am not surprised you were asked to make it as you have made such a brilliant job of it.

It must have taken ages - lots of lovely bling!!!

Thank you for joining in my challenge with Allsorts - I hope you enjoyed it.

Love Jules xx

blackdragon said...

Hello ali... hope you and your dragonlets are happy and healthy.
WOW .... this is lovely... job well done.Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week.
love and hugs lynx

Kendra said...

SUPER Cute!!! I just love all of it :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!! That is the most precious project I've ever seen!! LOVE IT!! Your little angel winged animals are so sweet!! Thanks for playing along with Flutterby this last week!! HUGS

Gro said...

Beautiful card
Thanks for joining us at Allsorts

Shelley said...

Sorry a quick visit, I have been ill all week. But many thanks for joining in with the OSCC. Shelley xx

Ali Dantre said...

Such a beautiful entry. Thank you for joining us over at Sophisticats this week.

DT & Owner