Wednesday, 8 September 2010

WOYWW 66 - the finished Dahl

Ok you have all been splendidly patient. This card may not be a Quick Card winner who knows but it was certainly a labour of love. I had to play around with the card 'padlock' to my original idea as the point was for it to hold the gates shut! Okay so the gates and ticket were cut from card and painted using smooch inks - they are nice and shiney and gave the metallic feel I was after. Papermania magnetic buttons were sealed into the padlock parts to keep the gate shut All figures were hand drawn - for me Roald Dahl always goes hand in hand with Quentin Blake and it would be nye impossible to separate the two. They were coloured using Promarkers and versafine ink (for the skin colour and brown - henna promarker had lid come off and dried up and for some reason I have never got round to skin coloured promarkers - must remedy that). Printed off the banner (font was a free one Fontdinerdotcom Sparkly :) I found out that yellow was Roald Dahl's favourite colour. Wrapped the banner round 2 cut off wooden kebab posts before fixing. Hope that it doesn't disappoint you all - for me if I am reluctant to let go of the finished article then I feel like I've done alright...........


Anyone stumbling in and wondering what on earth WOYWW (What is on you workdesk wedensday) is all about follow the WOYWW link on the right hand side for inspiration abound

35 comments:

Helen said...

What a fabulous card!

Wipso said...

Really love the finished card. Clever you.
A x

Claireliz said...

that is really fab, Roald Dahl is one of my fave childhood authors
C
xx

Phree said...

Amazing card thank you for sharing. Happy WOYWW Day.

Sarah Youde said...

Love it, especially the Wonka gates!

Carmen said...

Alright? Alright? It's flipping amazing! So much detail and thought and love gone into this. You did him proud.

Sheena said...

Fabulous card, the gates are amazing x
Hello in Coventry too x
I'll let you know how my course goes tonight
Sx

Sue said...

Hi Ya
wow what a fabulous card, that must have took some doing,happy WOYWW, sue,x

Lothian Crafts said...

Your card is fantastic I love the gates.
Elaine

Minxy said...

fun card, definitely like a lot of effort has been put into it

Mandy aka Crafty Angel said...

AMAZING Card!!!!!

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is just amazing gosh you have put soo much into this just awesome,love hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

mustavcoffee said...

Hello there, loving your card, so much work, it's an inspiration, you clever thing:) xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

WOW. I'm totally impressed. I can tell how very much work went into that card. I love it, can you tell? Happy WOYWW.

Bettythebaglady said...

Amazing Card in honour of an incredible man. Hugs BettyXXX

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Totally amazing - It is stunning!!

A.xx

Doone said...

you dark horse you - good with words, good with hands - and dammit a brain too - please tell me you are ugly...

Dx

Bluefairy4U said...

Fabulous card, lots of hard work and what a finis. Love Roald Dahl was one of my sons favourite authors. Thanks for the snoop. Big Hugs JO.xxx

Chrissie said...

Superb card, what a fab bunch of characters!
Chrissie

Sarpreet said...

gorgeous cards, Fab workspace, Happy WOYWW, thank you for showing us your workspace

Ciara said...

What a fantastic card, well done!!

Ciara
xx

JoZart said...

your card is so amazing... well done,
JoZarty x

Carola Bartz said...

That certainly is a labor of love - wonderful! I need to show this to my daughter when she comes home from school, she's a Roald Dahl fan.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

charlie and the chocolate factory was one of my favorite books! and wow, this is truly a labor of love. i'm amazed at the details!

Sunshine Girl said...

Card is fabulous - love those gates! I wouldnt want to part with it either!

Sid said...

Fantastic card, love your idea and the colours....thanks for showing us !!

Daniele said...

grea card so unusual
hugs

Nikki said...

Wow now there's a card with a surpize inside it's wonderful thanks for sharing :)

Poppit said...

wow! an absolutely amazing card! tfs

WW said...

Beautiful card.

Eileen said...

I am just blown away by this ......a wonderful piece of work ...Eileen xx

Heather x said...

What a truly stunning card you have made, I love it :)
*hugs* Heather x

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh it is a total work of art - don't part with uit unless you get a cast iron guarantee that you can have it back! The great man himself would love to see this - full of wonder and interest.

downrightcrafty said...

fabulous card such detail and truly a work of art and creative inspiration,
thanks for the very belated return snoop, due to blogger errors
Hugs Kate

Spyder said...

I remember these from last time, they have really made a great great, one that will be kept, I'm sure...so I'm soooo late, was away....now on to this week!

((Lyn))