Sunday, 22 July 2018

Stand Out In The Crowd!

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


Lisa said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous!! The colors are amazing!! I love the cool flowers!! It's so artistic and beautiful!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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brenda said...

A beautiful bright and cheery creation Chris, many thanks for joining in with our 'Flowers all Over' theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x

dutchess said...

Great card Chris that bright inky background...I am sure she will love it xxx

Anita in France said...

What a delicious, bright, vibrant background, Chris ... and wonderfully fun and quirky blooms ... they're fabulous ... and perfect with the sentiment! Hugs, Anita :)

Mrs A. said...

Glad you enjoyed your break away seeing your grandchildren. It was nice spending quality time here with my daughter and grandson. Don't see them often enough but Fluff has a hectic work load and they are not local to us. Anyway your card for your friends birthday looks gorgeous and ovals are ovals however and wherever they may be on your card. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

Redanne said...

Apologies for my lateness, I have been away, celebrating - lol! I absolutely love my gorgeous card, the colours are wonderful, I just adore Tracy's flower stamps and you certainly brightened up my day, thank you so much!

I am so glad that you had such a lovely time with your girls too, hope you get to see them all again soon. Hugs, Anne xxx

Dorthe said...

It is gorgeous Chris, so love your colors and the fun sweet nature from Tracy !
Thank you for adding it to That`s Crafty Challenge- DT, Dorthe

scrappymo! said...

I am really enjoying those lovely hot, vivid colours. This is a wonderful card that I am sure up she loved.

Helene E said...

such warm and vibrant colours! Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge.

susiestacey said...

Lovely card, great details and love the unusual stamps.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Flowers All Over' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Darnell said...

Your card for Annie is just perfect for her, Chris! She really does stand out in a crowd both in kindness and in card artistry! I love the beautiful colors!! Hope you are resting after your fun time with the girls! Hugs, Darnell

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative challenge this month :)

rachel said...

Gorgeous colours..really is a summer garden. Thanks for joining our challenge at countryview challenges and good luck. Hugs rachel xxx

Jackie said...

Love the pink and orange - just right for the intense heat we have been having - and the quirky flowers are fab! Jx