Friday, 19 September 2008

Tree of Life Birthday Card


This card i created for my Grandson's 23 Birthday
Over the years i have given him cards i created with Music and His favorite group themes,this year was difficult to come up with an original idea,thoughts running through my head,and knowing he was coming up against difficult times in his life,and i was in the middle of altering dominos lol,the idea came to me "The Tree of Life" !!
Soooo this is it !..I will give him some sound advice haha.
Starting with Ivory card stock.
I used my cuttlebug birthday embossing folder in gold,layered it up on dark green card.
Then using an ATC size watercolour painting i had done,I triple layered up onto that an altered domino,which i had used alcohol inks,then stamped and drawn the tree.
The rest was easy,finishing off with a poem i found,this is part of it=
Take the Life that you have and give it your best...
Think positive, be happy let God do the rest...
Take the challenges that life has laid at your feet...
Take pride and be thankful for each one you meet...
To yourself give forgiveness if you stumble and fall...
Take each day that is dealt you and give it your all...
Take the love that you're given and return it with care...
Have faith that when needed it will always be there...
Take time to find the beauty in the things that you see...
Take life's simple pleasures let them set your heart free...
The idea here is simply to even the score...
As you are met and faced with Life's Tug of War.
I was pleased with the outcome,just hope he likes it,bit different lol.

2 comments:

Deborah said...

Another lovely card, Patti. I am sure your grandson will love it. Trying to remember when I was 23...living in N19 with my boyfriend. Rent was £35 a week! Wish it was now ;-)
Deb

Chrissy said...

Patti, I think this is the most lovely card. I do so love the tree of life and that is a lovely poem...