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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Birthday commission and a few pics

Good morning everyone, I hope you are not melting in the heat like I am!  Hugs.

My card for today is for a young man who has recently taking up playing golf, I hope he appreciates it (the card, that is)  :o)


Base card is, as usual, white linen from Papermill Direct, folded and cut to 7x5.
I open my photograph, taken a few years ago at Allestree Golf Course, Derby, in PSP then merged the digi image from Karen's Doodles and added the sentiment using Papyrus font.
I printed it, along with a second image, onto the same linen card.


This is what it looked like before I cut the main image to size and coloured them with Caran D'Ache watercolour pencils. 
I then fussy cut the golfer and attached him to the main image and then layered it onto blue card from my scrap box.

Some of my Docrafts buddies and I have been discussing the lack of flutterbies this year but on Tuesday they were here and I managed to get a few photographs.





The first pic is a peacock flutterby, and the others are small tortoiseshell. The little beauties move so fast it was difficult to get decent pics but i managed these few :o)
Jackie xx

21 comments:

brenda said...

I agree on the lack of butterflies this year Jackie, I have seen very few despite having a good few shrubs that normally attract them.

Your card is just perfect for a golfer.

B x

Vivienne Holden said...

He can't help but love this card Jackie! Love the blend of photo with digi. you captured it perfectly. xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Such a great card, clever merging. Lovely butterfly pics, we mainly get white ones and have seen several over the last few days, with the occasional tortoiseshell one too.

Christine L said...

A fabbie card for a golfer Jackie... and yes I hope he appreciates the work you put into it too.. the merging and decoupage look so good!

Beautiful pics too... thanks for sharing (even though I have a phobia of butterflies in real life, I can appreciate these photos)

Hugs
Christine x

Sue said...

Such a fabulous card Jackie, I love how you place that fun image onto one of your photos.
Beautiful butterfly photos. We have been lucky and seen quite a few here the last couple of days.
Sue xx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Brilliant card...love how you put your own photo as backgroung...and what beautiful photos of the butterflies...Joolsx

Pollard Carole said...

Brilliant card its such a fab idea and of course your photo is just perfect .Love the pictures but you are right we haven't had as many lovely butterflies in our garden this year. Love and Happy Crafting Hus Carole x

aussie aNNie said...

Jackie this is fab, did you do the merging in psp you mentioned you use it a lot too...great programme.xxx
♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

Stampsnob said...

All wound up what a cute image.............Like the butterflies too My yard is like live dancing flowers right now ..............Lis

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous card created by your wonderful photos Ginny x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card Jackie, and I love the pictures.
Kevin xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jackie, just been catching up on your posts since my last visit and, as usual, you've been making lots of beautiful cards recently. This one is fab too, and ingenious of you to combine your photo with a digi image - I'm sure the novice golfer will love it. As for butterflies, there really has been very few here too, even though our butterfly bush has been doing its best to lure them in. I did see a white one this morning but even they are so rare ... so sad :( Oh, I'm melting in this heat too, only venturing out early morning or later when it's cooler. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

dizzy di said...

Great use of the golfer digi with your photo Jackie!
And your butterfly photos are super :)

Crafts-by-Alison.blogspot.com said...

Hi Jackie love your card and fantastic pictures. Hope you are ok and that Stephen continues to improve. Have a great weekend. Love Alison xx

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

What a great great card. Love how you showed us the progression of this really cool card that this man will love. The butterflies are gorgeous. You called them something different...perhaps a different species...but whatever...they are sooooo pretty and so is your photography .

Viv said...

Great fun card Jackie, love his expression too! love the pics also :) Viv xx

Lesley said...

fantastic card and the digi image of the golfer is brilliant - lovely photo's of the butterflies on the Buddliah bush - bet this continuing hot weather is just a tad too hot for you? best wishes Lesley x

Tracey said...

Love your golfing card Jackie, very clever and I am sure the young man will appreciate it. Very pretty butterfly photos, I am sure it wont be too long before we see those on a card or two. Take care, Tracey x

coops said...

stunning male card jackie.i love how you merged the fun golfer with your photo.talking of buterflies, i have had a lot visiting my garden this year.

xx coops xx

Lynne in NI said...

Fab card, how clever to use your digi with a photo of the golf course!

Lynsey said...

Hi Jackie
This is a fab card! I love your butterfly photos, they are wonderful!
Hugs Lynsey x