Sunday, 27 February 2011

CR84FN17 ...

... this week really has gone by quickly - I realised on Friday that I hadn't made my card for this week's challenge - so I had to be quick!!  To be fair I do have mitigating circumstances - it's half-term and I've been ever so busy with the family.

Our colours this week are just so luscious and, I think, feminine - pale pink, bright pink and the most gorgeous chartreuse!!!   And the quote this week is wonderful.  The inspiration pictures are by Leslie from A Creative Mint - she does take the most fabulous pictures - I love her story boards!



I adore these colours and decided that I'd make a card for my mother-in-law for Mother's Day.  For the layout I used the sketch FTL128 from last week's Clean & Simple challenge - it just seemed perfect.



And so to my card - I kept really close to the layout above, even down to using Spellbinders labels 10 - almost exactly the shape in the sketch!!


I stamped the background with En Francais in pale pink, then misted with Cosmic Shimmer in Golden Mint.  In my collection of backing papers I found two sheets that were perfect for the challenge - both from different companies.  I used Marvy le Plume pens to apply different colours to the agapanthus image and stamped on plain white card.  This was cut out using die #3 from the Labels 10 set; keeping the cut out in the die, I sponged pale pink onto the card.  I attached the green and pink papers to the card, and then decided to add a layer of vellum over the pink - slightly softening the colour.  I stamped En Francais in green onto the vellum before layering it over the pink!  It's very subtle, but looks great in real-life.  The sentiment was going to be something to do with Mother's Day, but it ended up being "1 of a kind"!!!  So I still have a card to make!

Stamps:  Stampendous - Agapanthus Trio; Stampin' Up! - En Francais
Inks: Distress - Spun Sugar; Memento - Pear Tart
Spellbinders:  Labels 10 (S5-022) die #3
Pens: Marvy le Plume - Light Green, Pink
Papers:  Cosmo Cricket - De Lovely (pink); Papermania - Inspirations Cool Tones (Green)
Accessories:  Card and vellum from stash; Cosmic Shimmer Mist - Golden Mint

Full details of the challenge can be found over at CR84FN.  The rest of the Design Team have also been very busy and have some fabulous cards to share with you - so don't forget to visit, either via the side bar, or follow the links below:


We'd also like to say a big thank you to Stella Schenkel for being our Guest Designer for February and for sharing her inspiration with us.  Don't forget that once a month, the design team chooses a lucky designer to join our team as a Guest Designer for one month!  So make sure you play along, and it could be you!!

That's all from me for today.  It's a busy day - taking Ben to the airport so that he can get home to his Dad; sorting out Kathryn's bits and pieces for school and, hopefully, getting into my craft room to catch up with some challenges.  See you tomorrow.

26 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Deborah! CAS yet beautiful! Great take on the sketch and awesome inspiration for CR84FN :)

Pauline said...

Lovely Deborah! The floral stamp is beautiful.

Lori said...

Beautiful card! Love that Labels 10 frame and your beautiful stamp!

Karen said...

Hi Deborah! Your card is really lovely and I LOVE that label frame!! I must look into that one!

Thanks for your comment on my card too! I had made it earlier today and a friend commented on my blog and alerted me the CR84FN challenge so I thought I'd enter it! I'll be back to play again thats for sure!

Stella said...

Lovely Deborah! So feminine and elegant. That flower stamp is gorgeous. Love it!
Thanks for your lovely comment on my card you are such a sweetheart!
Enjoy your Sunday!
Stella
X

cbuswell said...

Beautiful card, love the colors and stamp!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful take on the sketch. Love those aganthapus and they are pretty in pink. perfect papers to go with your lovely flower!

Deb Hickman said...

Beautiful card, I love how you did CAS but so very elegant. The image is just gorgeous stamped on the label.

Deb xxxx

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Lovely creation Deb. Such a beautiful color combination and the way you sponged on the color to your focal image really makes the flowers just pop. I'm never disappointed when I visit your blog...I always see such great creativity. Well done.

Andrea M said...

Deb, this is so pretty!!! I love the flowers and the pink sponging on the die cut! The vellum over the pink cardstock is such a beautiful touch! Love that background DP too!!! Great job girl!

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Totally brilliant!
Hugs, Sandra

Stephanie Kraft said...

So beautiful, Deb! Love the scripty background and lovely agapanthus!

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovely card, wonderful CAS design using the sketch! Perfect papers for this weeks challenge.

Paula said...

Thought I spied those agapanthus. I rather like the way you've positioned the sentiment - actually that could still be a Mother's Day card - the colours are right & Mothers usually are just that ' One of a Kind".
Paula (PEP)

Kristie said...

Very pretty! I love the bright colors.

Heather Jensen said...

Fabulous CAS card and sketch. Love the pretty flowers. :)
Don't stay too busy.

Meredith said...

Beautiful Deb! Nice and springy... and as I sit here staring at the unseasonable dump of snow we got today, I am sure enjoying the taste of spring!

Vicky Hayes said...

What gorgeous colours these are - really feminine and luxurious! I love the way you've got that edge on the die-cut label too.

Kim Singdahlsen said...

Your card is gorgeous. The stamping and misting of the background is a beautiful effect!

lynn said...

so pretty--i love your stamped frame esp:)

Silke Ledlow said...

Such a pretty card Deb! Love your take on the colors and the CAS Sketch! Hgus ~S~

Sue Lelli said...

OOOH! I LOVE the agapanthus! They are one of my fav flowers! LOVE the text and the shimmer and that FAB tag! BEAUTIFUL card!

Gisèle said...

Hi Deb, this is such an elegant card. I just adore your agapanthus, your use of vellum, and your en français stamp. I just know this is one of those cards that look that much more beautiful in person. Thank you for your lovely comment on my "Spring Breeze" card....

Monique F said...

Such a beautiful card Deb! Great use the color challenge and super take on the sketch. thanks for commenting on my blog :)

Basement Stamper said...

Love those flowers, they are perfect this color. Great sketch to use this week with the color challenge!

Dana Gustafson said...

Ohhh! So pretty! Your dandilions make me want to go outside and make a wish with them! :) Perfect use of the challenge colors and the sketch! Thanks so much for the CR84FN 17 inspiration!

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