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post Jul 3 2006, 03:21 PM
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I made a birthday card for my dad, and I'm really pleased with the way it came out, so I thought I'd subject you lot to it tongue.gif :

The front was done with chalks (which I think may be my new favourite medium), black fineliner and the curly things you can just see on the corners are from a set of embellishment stickers.

I can't get the closeup of the cross to work, but when I can, I'll post it properly dry.gif

I also did a celtic-y style font for the "Happy Birthday" in the middle, with some illumintion down the side in the form of a boarder. I think some of the letters turned out a bit blobby - I don't have a very fine pen, so they looked better in pencil (and to be honest, I sketch better than I draw anyway), but otherwise- yay card! happy.gif


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post Jul 3 2006, 10:38 PM
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It's very pretty, but will he appreciate a gravestone on a birthday card? biggrin.gif


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post Jul 3 2006, 11:20 PM
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Nono! Not a gravestone. I'm not that tactless tongue.gif It's a celtic cross - if you go up onto the moors in dartmoor/exmoor, and I believe in some places in Ireland as well, there are these random carved stone celtic crosses everywhere, supposedly shrines or waypoints or something. Dad likes (or used to like) walking up on the moors, and they're a really gorgeous setting where we used to go practically every year on holiday. They usually have celtic knot designs on nd things as well, but I thought any more detail without a fineliner on that would ruin it a bit.


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post Jul 4 2006, 05:53 AM
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QUOTE ({Gothic Angel} @ Jul 4 2006, 12:20 AM) *
Nono! Not a gravestone. I'm not that tactless tongue.gif It's a celtic cross - if you go up onto the moors in dartmoor/exmoor, and I believe in some places in Ireland as well, there are these random carved stone celtic crosses everywhere, supposedly shrines or waypoints or something. Dad likes (or used to like) walking up on the moors, and they're a really gorgeous setting where we used to go practically every year on holiday. They usually have celtic knot designs on nd things as well, but I thought any more detail without a fineliner on that would ruin it a bit.


Shh! Don't tell him, he looks sillier that way.

Uh, I mean, yuh, Celtic Crosses, Mata. Tsk. tongue.gif


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post Jul 4 2006, 05:55 AM
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It's absolutely beautiful.
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post Jul 4 2006, 10:38 AM
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It's absolutely beautiful.


Have I ever mentioned how much I love you, Vic? tongue.gif

And to be honest, Dad will know what it is anyway. It didn't even occurr to me that anyone would see it as anything but a celtic cross blink.gif


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post Jul 4 2006, 04:33 PM
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It looks awesome! I love the way the colors blend together.
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It didn't even occurr to me that anyone would see it as anything but a celtic cross.

If you hadn't told Mata that it wasn't a gravestone, I'd still think it was. tongue.gif


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post Jul 4 2006, 07:03 PM
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oh it looks pretty! smile.gif

( i thought it was a gravstone too)


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post Jul 4 2006, 07:34 PM
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Wow, talented-at-drawing-with-chalk-and-stuff-on-cards Jen! It is very prettyful, and it doesn't look like a gravestone.


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post Jul 5 2006, 11:05 PM
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Ah yes, I have seen loads of Celtic crosses that aren't graves, but mostly in photos. If there are more around where you live then I'm sure he'll see it your way!


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post Jul 7 2006, 09:34 PM
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Not so much where we live, but a common thing in holiday destinations smile.gif And he understood, though I felt obliged to put a disclaimer in the message thanks to you lot! tongue.gif


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post Jul 9 2006, 11:05 PM
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It looks lovely! I like that it's nice and thin. I'm sure your dad (will love) (loves) it.


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