Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Colour Q - birthday flowers ....

.... my Mum asked me to make a special card for my step-father's aunt - she's well into her 90s and I wanted to make something really nice!!  I decided to use the colours from this week's Colour Q challenge - lovely warm summer colours.


I used a Dawn Bibby flower stamp for the main image - it's a nice, clean, graphic image and super to colour.  I cut out the flower with my nestie and cut a couple of backing layers in peach parfait and pear pizzazz (as I don't have the inks).  I kept the flower image in the die and added some small flourishes around the edge to match the flourishes on the card base.  I used promarkers to colour the leaves and Stampin' Up! ink to do the flowers.  Mum's really pleased with the card.


Stamps:  Dawn Bibby - Flower stamp; Waltzingmouse -  Fancy Phrases, Flourishes - Scallops & Dots
Inks:  Memento - Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Up! - Marina Mist, Real Red
Spellbinders:  Labels 17 (S5-025) dies 5 & 6, Fancy Tags (S4-235)
Accessories: Stampin' Up! card - Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz; Promarkers - Pear Green; Card from stash

Sorry not to have been about for a couple of days - just got busy with Scouts stuff and school bits.  And spending time with my Mum.  We had to run to town for her regular blood test this morning - and then we did a little shopping - always fun.  This afternoon, I was working in my craft room on this card and heard the news reporting bombs in Mumbai.  As you can imagine, I was rather concerned.  However, I've spoken to Jonathan and he's okay - so I'm feeling much better.

And that's all for now.  I must get round to commenting on lots of wonderful cards on the CR84FN Blog - this evening.  See you tomorrow!

Gosh - my brain really is fried!!  I posted this without the picture of my card!!! Doh!

10 comments:

Sasha said...

Lovely card Deborah! Lots of fab stamping and your colouring is perfect!

Jenny said...

A lovely card Deborah, I like the background stamping:)
Jenny x

Pauline said...

This is lovely Deborah, the colours are great together. So glad your hubby is ok, but still a worrying time for you. Take care x

Craftilicious said...

Great card Deborah - I hope I'm still getting great cards when I'm a nonogenarian!

Buffy said...

Gorgeous card Debs x

Vicky Hayes said...

A lovely bright card. Glad to hear Jonathan is okay - you must have been worried.

Paula said...

Terrific - love the use of those swirls & the image is brilliant. Super use of the Peach Parfait for layering.
Glad Joanthan OK.
Paula (PEP)

Sylvia said...

Lovely birthday card, Deborah! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ again this week.

Christina said...

I love how you've framed that sweet flower stem with the flourishes and the double mat. Beautiful job, Deborah! Thanks for playing at the ColourQ this week!

LeAnne said...

Very pretty and gorgeously framed! So glad you could play with the CQC this week!

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