Our inspiration photos this week have been taken by Mona's very talented husband - Scott - not only does he find the most wonderful quotes, but Scott's a darn good photographer too!! I adore those pretty hibiscus flowers and decided to feature them in my card.
I used a lovely linen textured square base card onto which I put a mica mask and then sponged on two shades of yellow. I wanted to echo the simplicity of the hibiscus flower, so I stamped, with Versamark, one of my favourite doilies onto some bright pink card and then heat embossed with clear powder to give a tone-on-tone effect. I cut out the doily with the matching nestie. Next I stamped a pretty scroll frame in pale pink onto some plain card and cut this out with the lacey circles. I stamped these lovely hibiscus flowers twice. Using my aqua painter I carefully pulled some of the ink from the edge of the image to give softly shaded flowers. I added some extra ink to the central flower for depth. I cut the flowers out and added glossy accents to the petals and left them to dry. Before attaching the flowers I coloured the stamen with my Stardust pen. Finally, I added a simple sentiment to the frame.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Dainty Doilies - Large, Free Spirit - Boy, Fancy Phrases, Faux Fun Circles
Inks: Distress - Spun Sugar, Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw; Stampin' Up! - Melon Mambo
Spellbinders: Lacey Circles (S4-293) #4, Big Scalloped Circles (S4-249) #7
Accessories: Creative Expressions mask - Floral Background; Glossy Accents; Card and clear embossing powder from stash
Now don't forget that the rest of our Design Team also have some wonderful cards to share with you - do drop in and leave some love!!
That's all for now, but I do have a few more cards to share with you later - so I'll see you soon.
Very pretty Deborah, the flowers are lovely.
Sweet card. Lovely flowers in the corner which create a wonderful focal point.
So sweet, Deborah. The Hibiscus flowers are so pretty. :)
love the effect the aqua painter gave your flowers, deb:)
Lovely coloring of the hibisucus!
One of my favourite colouring techniques - love the hibiscus particularly.
So many FAB details on this gem! You and I LOVE those hibiscus! LOVE the glossy accents and how you created the background! GREAT doily, too!
Oh, so pretty! Love the pretty hibiscus flowers. The colors are perfect!
Very pretty card Deb! The WM Hibiscus look so wonderful! Love how you interpreted the colors and the graphic:)
What a sweet summer card Deborah!
Such a lovely card, Deb! The hibiscus are all wonderful!
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