Hello and thank you so much for visiting me - I really appreciate it! A couple of days ago it was my lovely friend Anne's birthday. Many of you will already know Anne and her awesome work and will know what a kind and lovely lady she is. Here is the card I made her:
The background is a piece of watercolour card inked with Picked Raspberry and Ripe Persimmon Distress Inks. Then I added droplets of water, sprayed with Glimmer Mist then, when dry, stencilled with the same inks through some dry wall tape. I stamped the cool flowers from AAL & Create #44 designed by Tracy Evans (which I bought with a voucher I won from That's Crafty in a previous challenge - thank you so much) in Black Versafine then stamped the smaller flower heads again on old book pages and cut out. The taller flower heads were stamped on some snippets of green inked card and cut out then I paper pieced them all onto the inked panel after inking the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink. The sentiment is stamped on a snippet of white card inked with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, stamped in Black Versafine using a Clarity Stamp alphabet set then I cut it out and edged each piece with black alcohol marker. The little butterflies are cut with Sizzix Decorative Strip Die Butterfly Frenzy, again with old book paper then edged with Black Soot Distress Ink which I brought in further to darken the butterflies up a bit to match the flowers. I added Magenta and Orange Peel Stickles to the green flower and Magenta Stickles to the butterflies attaching the panel to a black card base with glue to finish. I love these quirky flowers!
I would like to enter the following challenges:
That's Crafty - Close to Nature.
Country View - In The Summer Garden.
The Artistic Stamper - Distress It.
Butterfly Challenge - Spin The Wheel With The Letter 'O' - I have used Orange, Old Rose and Oval (the tall flowers are oval shaped - I hope that counts!).
Allsorts - Flowers All Over.
Thank you again for visiting me and I hope you have had a lovely weekend - I did! I got back this evening after spending a few days with my daughter and my granddaughters - I had a lovely time with my three gorgeous girls!
Take care. Christine xxx