Thursday, 3 May 2012

It's All in the Details

I have a customer to whom I have given the title 'The Queen of Detail'. Whilst most people come to me and ask me to make a thank you card for their driving instructor and I am left to come up with something good, this lovely lady briefs me in detail. And I mean DETAIL!
On this occasion my customer wanted a thank you card for her driving teacher.  She asked for a side picture of a brown car, with the oval sign on the side of the car advertising her teacher's name and number. The sign also needed to show a handicapped sign as he teaches both abled and non-abled people. The triangular learner driver sign used here in Israel had to be on the car roof too.  At the front window she asked me to show her teacher sitting, smiling and looking at us, with an arm leaning on the window ledge.  Apparently he has blue eyes, a pepper grey beard and hair, and wears his sunglasses perched on top of his head.  And, oh yes, he has a small diamond stud in his ear!
The greeting on the front of the card says, in Hebrew, 'Thank you from all of my heart'. Simple!
My customer ended her e-mail by asking me to let her know if I needed other details!
So, what do you think? Did I get it right? Did I remember everything? Funnily enough, even though my customer had essentially designed the card in her head, I still think that the end result has a touch of 'Handmade in Israel' about it. She was very happy with it. "I love the card!" she wrote, "Another great production!". Her teacher loved it too.


dottycookie said...

That is indeed a lot of detail - I think you covered it. I bet the recipient was chuffed to see himself so clearly portrayed!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Great detail! I love that you were able to translate this to the card. This is probably the most unique card he has ever received.

Ann said...

Oh that's great - I bet he loved all the little details.

Amber D. Mcnabb said...

How CUTE! You did a great job!

Jan Castle said...

Every last little detail!!!! I love paper piecing and yours is the best!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan in Salem, Oregon - USA

Anonymous said...

You've made him look quite dishy Lisa! Quite a feat with pieces of paper.

Julie S said...

She knows what she wants, doesn't she? ;) You did an amazing job on this - wonderful!