Thursday, 24 May 2012

A 50th Birthday


A friend of mine has a 50th birthday today, can't tell you who as I promised I wouldn't tell anyone how old she was!!!!  The head and body were made from modelling clay, the hook screws and pins were added and were left to dry for over 24 hours.  Once dry I sanded them down, painted the body in faded jeans acrylic dabber and the head in sand CH studio paint.  I created the face with Artbars.  The head is wrapped in a piece of window lead.  I used beads to create the arms and legs, added washers to make the hands and added a bead and a bead cap for the hat.  To attach the head to the body I used a washer, a metal flower and a bead cap.  I made the metal frill for the neck from the smallest of the flowers on the TH tattered floral alterations die and added the key chain.  I added the
'5' '0' gold peel offs to finish.


This is the card I made.  The 50 and the happy birthday are clay pieces which have been coloured with cool peri alcohol ink as was the card background.  Various Art Journey and T!m images were stamped in shaded lilac and seedless grape distress inks.  The main indigo blu image was stamped on a separate piece of card in black stazon.  The edges were coloured with frayed burlap distress ink.  Frayed burlap was also added to the main background to balance it out.

9 comments:

Lottie said...

These are so cute and the key ring would make me smile every time I unlocked my door - you friend will absolutely love it - I am sure

Marianne said...

Lovely card and key ring. I think your friend will like it :-)) Hugs,
Marianne

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Cool key chain, love it! Gorgeous card too!

Chris said...

Wow, what a fabulous keyring! Love the card too.

Carol Q said...

really thoughtful Sam. love your clay figure.

downrightcrafty said...

fabulous hun what a great idea and think they all now know her age
hugs Kate x

Helen said...

Lovely Sam - and I know who, cos I've just seen them on her blog!!!

Alison said...

loved 'em sam! they look even better irl!
oops, think i just gave myself away lol!
cheers,
alison xxx

hazel said...

These are fabulous Sam, the clay figure is so cute.
xxx Hazel.

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