Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Ella and Shulamit

Ella recently turned 16. Her Mum, who tells me that they cannot celebrate a birthday in their family without one of my cards, this time requested a picture of her daughter in front of the New York skyline. She also mentioned some other New York symbols - the Statue of Liberty and Times Square - and I added "The Big Apple", which was actually quite tiny, for good measure! A big red number 16 marks Ella's age. 
A new customer discovered my cards and wrote to me to see if I could make one for her friend who was soon to be celebrating her 27th birthday. She loves swimming and even swam the Kinneret (the Sea of Galilee) twice, my customer wrote. She also loves hiking, especially at Sachne (a national park in Israel which has naturally warm water where visitors can swim all year round). Could I put a sign pointing to Sachne on the card? The birthday girl also really loves make-up and is currently doing a make-up course. Though her interests are all extremely varied, my customer was keen to include everything since she felt that they really characterise her friend. 
I showed Shulamit in the green tshirt she was wearing in the photos her friend sent me. She has swimming goggles on her head and a make-brush and a compact blusher in her hands. Behind her is a photo of the Kinneret, and next to her some walking boots, lipstick and nail polish. The requested sign pointing to her favourite place, Sachne, is behind her.
Since Shulamit comes from a British family my customer thought that the birthday greeting should be in English. "I gave it to her and she loved it so much!" she later wrote to me.

13 comments:

Tamar SB said...

Your cards are so amazing! How lovely they must have them as part of their celebrations!

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

So very beautiful, Lisa! Your cards are elegantly simple and yet so expressive.
Oh, the Sea of Galilee... such happy memories of swimming there. :) The waves were so high that the people staying on the beach didn't see us. I don't know if I would be able to swim across the lake.
Thank you for sharing. Have a happy week!

Jedidja said...

They are both wonderful! Love them. The swimming goggles around Shulamit's head are a good idea! Do you have Always time to make such cards? I think you are working a couple of ours when you start to "knip".

Jedidja said...

ours = hours
knip = to cut

Sorry.

Jeanne said...

I am so pleased that you joined Blue Monday this week. Your personalized handmade cards are wonderful. Ella was well represented in your lovely birthday card. It is a wonderful way to share your creative ideas.
Happy Blue Monday.
Jeanne

NC Sue said...

These are really special and unique.
Thanks so much for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-church-of-transfiguration.html

Miss Val's Creations said...

They are both so fun! I love all those details.

Anonymous said...

Wow, the statue of liberty and all! And in the second I love how you did the shoes!As always such beautiful and interesting cards, Lisa!Many thinks for sharing them with ALL SEASONS! Have a great (and safe) rest of the week!

Sarah Koontz said...

beautiful creations!

Anonymous said...

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krishna said...

The card is so beautiful... and very different.. I love your craft..

Photo(Geo)grapher said...

So very beautiful card :-)

handmade by amalia said...

How sweet (and well deserved!) that your cards have become a family tradition.
Amalia
xo

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