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.)