Thursday, 22 January 2009

Wedding Anniversary. It started with a kiss...Never thought it would come to this.

It started with a kiss in the back row of a classroom.
How could I resist the aroma of your perfume.
You and I were inseparable it was love at first sight.
You made me promise to marry you I made you promise to be my wife
But then you were only eight years old
and I had just about turned nine.
I thought that life was always good
I thought you always would be mine.
It started with a kiss
Never thought it would come to this.
(Hot Chocolate 1982)
This is the song that popped into my head when I first saw this stamp - A Kiss For Chloe by Sarah Kay. The song it's self is quite sad, it's about a lost love, ahhhh (click here if you want to hear the song). But if you just took the "It started with a kiss, never thought it would come to this" you could get away with using the sentiment on a wedding, valentine or just because I love you card.
I wanted the image to look like an old photo, don't think I quite pulled it off, I think it might have been better coloured with inks to achieve a better effect, but I don't have inks and I wouldn't know what to do with them if I did. So here you go....

1. Stardream silver pearlescent card
2. DP is from Joanna Sheen's CD-Rom - Cottage Garden printed on to linen paper.
3. Sarah Kay stamp is coloured with Derwents and Sansodor, cut out using the largest oval nestabilities and mounted on to silver silk Mirri card cut out with the largest petite scallop nestie.
4. The "corset band" as I like to call it is cut from white Stardream pearlescent card and stamped using the New Year flourish by Magnolia rubber stamps and heat embossed with Moon Glow two tone EP Silver Moon Sapphire. I then went round the edges with my Veramark pen and heat embossed with the same EP.
5. The ribbon is from Raspberry Ribbons November kit. Threaded through silver 1/8" silver eyelets.
6. The flowers I made myself using white Bazzil card and three sized (11/2 ", 1" and 3/4")Woodware daisy punches. The large and medium daisies where scored using a fine embossing tool and my Scor-Pal and curled under. The smallest where "coloured" with my Versamark pen and heat embossed with Heat It Up Holographic EP (can't see it on the photo), and a Arora borialis (think I spelt that right) rhinestone. All mounted with foam pop ups.
Took a bit of getting used to this card, because of the lack of colour. But it's grown on me, and I find it a challenge using monochromatic colours. I did cheat a bit by using some browns in the colouring but like I said I wanted to get the feeling of an aging photo. Thank you for taking a peek, and I'll probably see you again in another weeks time, got to recharge my creative batteries, plus I want to finish a book I started two week ago! So until the next time...
Take care & keep smiling


Rosella said...

Ann this is so incredibly sweet and fantastic!! I just have to say WOW!! Great sepia look too.

Raisa said...

It's so perfect for wedding! So lovely.

Wildärtan said...

Oh, it's so beautiful and sensitive! Looove it!
Hugs from Sweden:-)

Els G. said...

Love your card! I think the combination with the song is perfect!!! It took me back in time, into my first year in primary school (way back in 1970)!!!
I was almost six and I think it must have been the first (september '70)or second month of primary school when I got a kiss (on the cheek of course) from my 'sweetheart'! As my mother was a teacher in the same school, word spread around real fast and even now I remember my parent's friends giggling about this 'news'. But hey, it was one of the cutest guys in the first year, lol! Pity he kissed another girl only a few weeks later (I still remember their names, roflol).
Thank you for bringing back all these sweet memories with your gorgeous card!
Hugs from Belgium and Emurphine sends furry greetings to Mitzi!

Anonymous said...

Very very beautiful card Ann! I just always love the details you're amazing!! I still think we are related in some way..sooo many coincidences - I was coloring this very same image last night. I've had it forever and just never felt anything for it! The song you chose is perfect!!! We really need to start that company soon :)

I've left something for you on my blog :)

nicky said...

OMG what a wonderful card! hugs nicky

Carolyn Bounds said...

I am sorry it has been so long since I last commented!!! Please forgive me!!! I wish there were enough hours in a day to do all the things I need to do AND want to do.

Your card is fabulous, incredible, breathtaking, amazing, and every other word that screams STUNNING!!! You definitely pulled off the antique feel to your is absolutely striking!!! I also love the billowing rhinestone-studded flowers and the gorgeous corset band!!! I want to try this beautiful element myself. I love it!!! Your choice of song lyrics is also perfect!!! All I can say have most definitely mastered the use of embellishments:o) Another dazzling creation, my dear friend!!!

Love and Hugs!

Marie/bat3 said...

Wow! What a nice card you have made! Love the flower arrangement.

I have a Challenge for you on my blog!

I’m so frustrated I haven not been able to craft any thing for a week!

Larissa said...

Wow great card! I love the colors you used on your card! It is so romantic with all those flowers!