Wednesday, 22 April 2015

129. Oliver's Card

Neocolour II Watersoluble Wax Pastels,
 Staedtler Fineliner and UniPin Waterproof Pens
on Saunders Waterford Watercolour Paper
(with an 80gsm paper insert for the greeting)

My godson celebrated his 16th birthday a few weeks ago. I wanted to design a card that was specific to him and spent quite a few weeks thinking about it. This year, he is into maths and the sciences, particularly physics and biochemistry; previously he wanted to be a vet. Anyway, two of my husband's degrees are in biochemistry so he was (again) a very valuable resource. I'd spent too much time trying to work out how to write his name when I suddenly hit upon the idea of spelling it out using the Periodic Table! I did enjoy doing it - all that measuring fed the OCD(!) - and, as I was off, I had plenty of time to think about it. He sent me a lovely message after he received it so I'm completely happy.

A view of some of my sketchbook ideas

(On the back is hand-written "Designed for Oliver….." but I blurred it out of this photograph as it contains his full name and birthday.)


  1. How clever - the creative mind of an artist at work! It is something he can treasure forever.
    I love your drawing of the fruit in the previous post. Such sensitive line.
    Hmmm...I wonder why I was drawn to the post title!!!

    1. Thank you for your lovely comments, Julie. Yes, I can see why the post title would have caught your eye! :D

  2. What a lovely card and so clever too!

    I agree with Julie the previous post's drawing is wonderful.

    1. Thanks for your comments, Rolina. That's so encouraging.

  3. What a brilliant and thoughtful idea. Love the card!

  4. Hi Sharon, this is so thoughtful and beautifully put together!! What a wonderful Godmother you are!!