.... 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!