... it's hard to believe it's the last day of July already. I swear that the year is flying by. Anyway, it's time for the new CR84FN challenge and a complete contrast to our recent colours. This time we have cooler colours - lavender, celery and grey - shades of green and purple - heaven!!! Don't forget, that over the summer months - we're running the colours for two weeks - so lots of time to play.
Our inspiration photos are courtesy of Creative Mint. I do like these pictures, particularly the tags!
Just before my Mum went home last week, I told her to help herself to any cards she wanted - it's always useful to have some ready. Well, she took me at my word - my card stash has been cut by half!!! I have hardly any thank you cards left, no baby or wedding cards, and no sympathy cards. So I've decided to use our colours to make a start on replacing some of these cards. I've started with a sympathy card.
Pansies are the sweetest flower and they have long been associated with flowers of remembrance, so they are perfect for a sympathy card. These pretty ones come from my somewhat neglected Afternoon Tea set from Waltzingmouse. I stamped the image three times in black versafine and embossed with clear powder to give a sharply defined flowers. I coloured the images with Promarkers and then cut out layers - the full set, just the three flowers and finally a single pansy. My trusty Spellbinders nesties were used to cute the lavender and white mats. What would I do without my Spellbinders? I found this lovely piece of silver grey vellum in my stash and used my Martha Stewart "around-the-page" punches to create the loopy border. Finally, I added a simple sentiment - again embossed to give more depth to the colour.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Frame-It, Afternoon Tea Sentiments
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black
Spellbinders: Big Scalloped Circles Sm (S4-250) #5, Standard Circles Sm (S4-116) #5
Accessories: Martha Stewart punches; Vellum and card from stash
I've taken a close up of the pansies - they really are very pretty. I have lots of pansies in my garden hanging baskets - but they're much brighter than these pale lavender ones!!
Now for more inspiration with these gorgeous colours - do check out the Design Team's blogs:
Today is our Welcome Home party for Jonathan - and I had a busy day yesterday with party preparations - food, drink, tidying!! It's great to have Jonathan home. I'll have some photos to share later in the week.
Do drop by tomorrow for St Luke's Charity Card Challenge. That's all for now. Take care.