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I have been using my sewing machine lately and while it was out I took the opportunity to use it on this card. I also used some cyanotype paper that I had made feather prints from, and my Spirograph! It was fun!

My friend RachelCreative just posted this picture on Flickr

and i felt inspired to make her a card using the image.

here are some more pictures of the card – first a standard photo:

Then on the Solarise function on my camera:

and then the Negative function!! Cool huh?

This is the Mother’s Day Card I made for my mum. She likes violets. We always used to try to smell them, the scent was always illusive but worth the effort. A jackdaw because i like to include a bird and they are all around me here where i live. The scale is way off as jackdaws are big and violets are tiny but that is artist’s license in operation!

I am not completely happy with it: I used my watercolour pencils, which I am still getting used to, but I was happy to feel able to make the card in the first place! It feels spring-like at least.