Saturday, 19 April 2014

Saying bye is always hard




I am one of those people who cries hysterically at airport's, when I was younger and went back to Karachi, Pakistan, the city where I was born I was inconsolable when I had to leave. I had already gone through most of the security checks and because I was so upset the Airport staff actually allowed me to go back and say bye to friends and family once more, I don't know if that was  a good idea as I was even more upset when I had to leave them again. I am not that bad any more but I still find it really hard to say bye. I didn't know that people actually gave cards out when they moved until I got one from a friend sometime ago, it wasn't a handmade card but I thought it was a great idea to send out a card to let me know she was moving.

The windy road on this card was created on inkscape, at first the design was going to be a straight road but in the end it was decided a road fading out would give the idea of going faraway. The car image is a digital stamp from Two peas in a bucket that I have paper pieced and added dimensional magic to the windows to give the look of glass. The sentiment was done in Onyx font, the first half is a smaller font size than the second half and there is more space between the letters in the first half than the second half. Visually this is to show in the first half the distance between the people and in the second half the closeness.

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15 comments:

Somdeepa Das said...

I love, love your take on ATCAS! Perfect!

Sue Bridesmith said...

This is an adorable Design, thank you for sharing with us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge we would love you to join in with us again next week for another fab challenge....
Hugs
Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge Blog
Xx

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 24: anything goes - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Sweet picture to emphasize the words. Thank you for joining us this week and for posting your beautiful project in our Word Art Wednesday challenge.
Blessings,
Carole

Sylvia said...

Cute card, Suzanne, love the theme and the sentiment! Thanks for playing with us at the colourQ, hope you are well!

Anita in France said...

What a clever take on the Far Away Code Word, Susan ... what great perspective on the road and the sentiment! Thanks for playing along with ATCAS! Anita :)

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Susan. This is a wonderful and creative design. I love your windy road and your paper pieced card with luggage on top. Amazing attention to details. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

Karen M said...

I love your gorgeous card and the sentiment is so lovely! Don't feel bad - I always cry at airports too...saying goodbyes is so hard! Hugs xx

Hazel said...

I haven't been around for a week as I had to say a final goodbye to my big brother whose funeral was on Wednesday. Your card is perfect. I said goodbye to my son and DIL yesterday as they set off on their journey home and yes, they are only a phone call away - they rang today - but I still cried when they left. Of to check on your other cards now. Hazel x

Karon said...

Wonderful card - love the road and the sweet little car! TFS and Happy Easter.

Karen B said...

A perfect card for our challenge Susan. Love your little car with its luggage wending its way along the winding road. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

Karen x

Leanne said...

I see a lot of unique & beautiful cards posted here. Glad to see you so active on blogger again. Sorry for not visiting. Happy Easter!! Oh yeah, next time you visit Karachi, I doubt you'll cry. It's not the same place you left years ago.

Desire Fourie said...

Just stunningly creative with such comforting words.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Monika Reeck said...

cuteee car and the scene you made...nice sentiment too..lovely using the color combo challenge...great card Suz..hugs, your new friend, Monika

PS: I now walking around your blog but because I am still in the office I will do again at home... :) (SMILE)

Barb Ghig said...

Really cool card! Congrats on your well deserved win at ATCAS!