Monday, 16 September 2019

Louis and Yonatan

A new customer in the UK found the invitation I created for my eldest son's Bar Mitzvah on Google and wrote to ask me if I could make a similar design for her son. When I heard that he too is an Arsenal supporter, I couldn't resist!
She asked me show the dark haired Bar Mitzvah boy wearing his Arsenal shirt (I made sure to illustrate the 2018/19 shirt and not the one my son was wearing back in 2013). She also wanted me to include a football, his mobile phone, his Xbox remote control and to show him wearing a tallit. A Jewish boy who has reached the age of 13 can wear a tallit for morning prayer, during the week, as well as on Shabbat and other holy days.
Just like my son, red and white - the Arsenal team colours - were to be the colour scheme of the Bar Mitzvah celebrations, but the Bar Mitzvah boy's favourite colour is actually light blue. I popped his paper portrait onto a light blue background and gave him a red kippa for good measure.
"Just received your card." my customer wrote to me. "It’s fabulous! Thank you very much."
I make birthday cards for Yonatan - and his four brothers - every year. His Mum is diligent about ordering them for her children's birthdays. Last year mum asked me to show him playing on his PlayStation.
This year he was turning 16. She wanted me to show him jumping rope, or as I call it, skipping. She also requested a soccer ball football, Yonatan's soccer shoes football boots and purple weights. Yep, they had to be purple!
I added a big yellow number 16 to mark his age.
"As always, I love it! You are so talented!" my customer wrote to me. "Yonatan loved the details!"

8 comments:

Cheryl said...

Your details are fabulous. Must make a wonderful snapshot of their interests for their birthdays. Two more wonderful cards. You are talented. #MMBC

Kim Carberry said...

These cards are wonderful. I love how each card you make is so detailed and personalised. x

Tom said...

...fun and personalized!!!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I am always amazed by your creativity and attention to details. Love the cards! #MMBC

Lalka Crochetka said...

I love your design - it is so simple and you know how to catch the most important details each time!

Claire Justine said...

Very creative. Love these cards, Lisa :) Thanks for sharing at Be Brave Be Bold Be You: Creative Mondays Link Up, hope to see you tomorrow for our next blog hop :)

Peabea Scribbles said...

Sometimes I'm wary of the internet and this virtual world, but so nice to meet others that reach out like this person that liked your cards. The card turned out very nice.

Lydia C. Lee said...

They're lovely!

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