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.