Thursday, 6 December 2018

Ori and Benjo

Ori's mum asked me to make a 21st birthday card for her son showing him holding a large bar with huge weights on over his head. I pointed out to her that I had actually shown him with weights on last year's card, but this year she wanted the bar to be over his head! It was going to be slightly different.
She told me that Ori wears black adidas shorts and a black adidas T-shirt for the gym. He has grown a beard since last year. I needed to add a 21 to the card as well.
I really captured his likeness on this card - I think it was the beard - and Ori himself replied to my own birthday greeting by saying "Great card by the way!".
Benjamin (or Benjo) turned 7. Last year I showed him kicking a football on his birthday card and, when he turned 5 it was all about his new bicycle. This year mum asked me to show him with a football and his darbuka, or goblet drum as it is also known.
I have shown Benjamin, below, with his black and white football under one arm and his darbuka tucked under the other. I  managed to make out the brand of his drum from the photo mum sent me, so added that to the skin of the drum. A big red number 7 marks his age.
I love these photos that mum sent me on Benjamin's birthday. He seems pretty happy with his card.

11 comments:

Tamar SB said...

I love all the little details, down to the Adidas logo!

VeggieMummy said...

Beautiful cards! It must be great fun keeping them and looking back on how your appearance and interests have changed over the years. Benjo certainly looks as if he loves his card. xx

Miss Val's Creations said...

Fun cards! The big smiles of Benjamin are priceless!

Jayne SMABL said...

I love the likeness of the recipients in your cards Lisa. There is always so much detail that goes into your creations, they really are fab!

Thanks for sharing with #MMBC. Have a lovely weekend. x

Cindy said...

Awwww!!! I love these cards! So well done and thoughtful!

Aritha said...

Beautiful cards, both. Love the "little" boy! I think it made you so glad to see the boy with your card in his hands.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Your art is a family tradition for so many. It's amazing.

italiafinlandia said...

Both cards are made with taste!

Anne Stone Sweet said...

I love that you get repeat customers over the years. My niece had her first 21st birthday yesterday and when I was buying her a card I was thinking that I wish I could have asked you to make me one for her...maybe it's time to go International :)

Handmade in Israel said...

Anne, I ship internationally all the time! It just requires a little planning ahead but can be done!

junieper2 said...

True likeness with a beard is easier, because it hides the chin line (one less thing to worry about:))The smile of a little child is the greatest reward, eh? Am glad you explained what a darbuka is. I had no idea, lol! Thank you for sharing your skillful and pretty work with All Seasons!

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