Tuesday 9 March 2010


Hi Everyone
I have found a little time this week to make a card. This one came about whilst looking at challenges over the weekend and I decided to combine red, black and off white as a colour combo from Colour Create with an easel card from Lili of the Valley and Stamp Something's Girly theme, but I was also inspired by Creative Inspirations challenge of lace, pins and pearls. So here it is -
It was strange this week not following a sketch but putting my own design together has taken me hours of thinking again.
The backing paper is a decopatch tissue sheet and chosen because of the lacy design and the colours. The image is from a set given to me by my sister and I used my Promarkers to colour it. The other embellishments are from my ever growing collection of bits and pieces. I decided to make it for my Mum for Mother's Day. Whilst she was in hospital she was interested in what I have been doing and enjoyed me showing her my creations. I hope she likes this one too.

It's quite difficult to get the lighting correct with the silver doyley, but I think it gives the overall effect.
I found the pin in my needlework box and added pearl beads to it and pinned it with a black lace bow. The small text rose I made myself, the other flowers have been put together using shapes from my flower box. Of course I have used my favourite technique of the moment which is adding sparkle round the edges of the mounts and onto the flower petals, I also used Cosmic Shimmer sprays to distress them a bit more.

Challenge List

Creative Inspiratins  -  Lace, pins and pearls
Stamp Something  -  Girly week
Lili of the Valley No: 48  -  Easel Card
Colour Create  -  Red, black and off white
Crafty Cardmakers No: 16  -  A feminine Celebration
Cupcake Craft Challenges No: 81  -  Flower Power
Anyone for Anya  -  Mum's the word
The Cuttlebug Spot  -  Vintage
Lots to do  -  Distressed
Frosted Designs  -  Technique Week
Totally Papercraft  -  Mother's day/Special Lady
C.R.A.F.T Challenge No: 40  -  Mother's Day/Flowers
Simon Says Stamp  -  Mother's Day/Girly
Stamp, scrap and doodle No: 30  -  Open Week

Well there's lots out there to enter and from which to get inspiration, have fun.  See ya.  Luv B xxx