Tuesday, 16 March 2010


I received a call the other day asking if I would make some invitations for a 90th birthday celebrationThe only brief I had to follow was to "keep it simple and incorporate green". 
Hope this fits the bill ...

The perched birds silhouette image is a freebie from My Graphico so after creating a green background paper in PSP (Paint Shop Pro), adding the image and printing it onto smooth A4 paper, all that was left to do was some matting onto black card and add a band of cream ribbon to match the cream base card - simples!  
The text inside was also done in PSP, although it would've been just as easy to do it in Word and then print onto the background paper - which you'll see shows a larger, faded version of the silhouette birds.  I have blurred the personal details for privacy but you get the gist.
After using the free image, the least I could do was enter My Graphico's most recent challenge - #40 Vintage - as I think the background paper has a sort of vintagey look about it, but even if it's not suitable, it's always nice to show how you have used a company's products, (especially if they're free), don't you think?
I stumbled upon a couple more challenge blogs whose current theme is GREEN so I'm sneaking in there too. 

The Pixie Cottage Challenge Blog
For Fun Challenges


Julia said...

Ooooh, missus - you've excelled yourself, I LOVE the invitations. What a clever bunny you are :)

Hugs x

Anne said...

A great card with a cute image! Thanks for playing with us the Pixie Cottage!

Hugs, Anne

dragonflyjoy said...

Very unusual design Max and really eye catching. Well done clever clogs :-)

love and hugs
Joyce xxx

Karin said...

Great job on the invite! Thanks for joining us a My Grafico!

Martha said...

wow, This is amazing, love what you did, thanks for joining MyGrafico ;)

twiggypeasticks said...

Oooo they are lovely.
twiggy x

Crafty Dawn said...

Very clever! it's lovely a invite

Love Dawn xx

Carol Ann said...

Beautiful invitations she must have been absolutely delighted with them!
Carol Ann xx

Nancy said...

This is gorgeous, Max:O) I love that image, and it looks brilliant on this invitation.
Thank you for joining My Grafico, good luck!

CreaRenata said...

VEry beautiful invitation! Thanks for playing at The Pixie Cottage.

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing at MyGrafico!

Janna :)

Tazza said...

WOnderful Invite ! Love how you used the Mygrafico images! thanks for joining the challenge!

AnGelCaKe said...

Beautiful card, very elegant.


Irene said...

Hello Max

Wow your invitation is just GOREGOUS,
simple but so elegant.


artish said...

i love the muted interior images--gorgeous! Thank you for GOING GREEN with the PIXIE COTTAGE!

Anonymous said...

So happy you joined us for the Pixie Cottage challenge.

Bogner's said...

Beautiful card. I love the way you added all the green.
Thanks for joining in at MyGrafico.
Rachel B