Sunday, 27 March 2011

CR84FN21 ....

... I can't believe how quickly the year is going by; it's almost the end of March already.  But the plus side does mean that it's time for another challenge with CR84FN.  Once again our inspiration photos come from Adam at embrace life photography - and they are so, so luscious!!  You can't help but be inspired.  Isn't that cake to die for? 



My card has been made for my son's aunty who lives in the US and she is celebrating her birthday on 1st April, so I thought these colours would make a bright and beautiful card.




I started off with a pale cream pearl card base, over which I laid a leaf mask and I sprayed this with Cosmic Shimmer mist in Golden Mint.  It is actually a bit brighter in real life and has a wonderful shimmer.  I stamped the spotty frame from Waltzingmouse's Labels 18 set onto plain white card; using Versamark and Memento Rhubarb Stalk - and then heat embossed with clear powder to give a lovely shine.  I cut the shape out with Labels 18 nestie (which I got this week as a present from my Mum, did I mention that she's wonderful?) and colour tinted it with antique linen distress ink.  I addded a clean and simple birthday greeting with some flourishes above and below.  The roses are from another Waltzingmouse set that I adore and are coloured with Promarkers.  I coloured each petal with crismon all over, then used the blender pen to remove some of the colour and finally went over with lime zest.  The centre of the rose was also coloured with lime zest.  The rose bud and bloom are both raised with dimensional pads. 

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Very Vintage Labels No 18, Roses in Bloom, Fancy Phrases
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk; Distress - Antique Linen
Spellbinders:  Labels 18 (S4-310) die #4
Promarkers: Crimson, Bright Green, Lime Zest, Blender Pen
Accessories:  Creative Expressions - Leaves Mica Mask; Cosmic Shimmer Mist - Golden Mint,

Don't forget to check the inspiration cards from the rest of the design team and our Guest Designer, Deb Hickman.  Edited to add, that it's Deb's last week as our Guest Designer - thanks for sharing your wonderful creations with us. 

Deb Hickman - Guest Designer 

Full details of the challenge can be found here - don't forget, if you're posting in an on-line gallery to use the keyword CR84FN.  That's all for today.  I plan to spend a few hours in my craft room today - I have to do quite a bit of tidying and putting away my lovely new nesties - Labels 18 - 21 as well as the lovely pennants - which I hope to show you later this week.  I look forward to seeing your cards - have fun!!

22 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty Birthday card Deb! Love the background you created and beautiful label! Great job coloring those roses!

Meredith said...

Beautiful Deb, I love how you coloured the roses :)

Pauline said...

Lovely card Deborah, that stencilled background is fabulous! xx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Perfect!
Hugs, Sandra

Paula said...

Love what you've done with that rose & the colours are - as you say - glorious. Enjoy organizing your Nesties - sounds like a lovely Mum.
Paula (PEP)

Craftilicious said...

What a beautiful card - the leaf masking is brilliant and you can't go wrong with a WM frame - I'm building my sets up slowly.....

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love the background. Such attention to detail. Beautiful!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful rich colors on your rose. Lovely card and perfect for a birthday card.

Andrea M said...

What a beautiful card Deb! Love the masked background! Awesome take on the colors!

Heather Jensen said...

I am sure she will love the beautiful B Day card you created for her. The flower and WM frame are fabulous. :)

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovely BD card, wonderful coloring of your blossoms!

lynn said...

love your new die! such a pretty, soft card--auntie will adore it:)

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Deb! Love your leaf background, the sweet label and lovely roses!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card, I like the background and the beautiful rose.
Kevin xx

Sue Lelli said...

Deb, LOVE how you popped that PRETTY rose and rosebud! The background you created is FAB! She is going to LOVE this card!

Vicky Hayes said...

What a great effect you've got from that masked background! Love it!

sharingthepassion said...

Beautiful card Deborah

Ali x

Faith A said...

Oh! my gosh these colours are fab, I love how you have used them on your lovely card. I expect your Aunt will be thrilled.

Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog, it is VERY much appreciated.

cbuswell said...

Beautiful card, love the background and blooms.

Diane Jaquay said...

This is so pretty, love those colors together!

Deb Hickman said...

So pretty, love the masked leaves and the flowers are gorgeous and perfectly coloured.xxx

Stella said...

Deb your coloring skills are amazing. This is so beautiful and elegant. I love that label too; love WM labels :) And your card; it's a beauty!

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