Friday, 1 July 2011

Thanks ....

For my St Luke's Charity Card Challenge - click here.

... sometimes you just need to have a few extra cards in your stash - and thank you cards are always useful.  This card has been made for two challenges - the Waltzingmouse Sketch challenge - WMSC53, which I found particularly tough this week and also for the colour challenge at Colour Q - cQC91.


The WMSC sketch has been designed by WMS DT memeber - Belinda Languer - she does great sketches - but this one was hard!!!

And I just love the rich colour palette for this week's Colour Q challenge - still has that patriotic feel!



As I said, my card is a thank you card - I think it has a slightly more masculine feel than some of my other thank you card - and that's due to the rich colours.  I've taken a few liberties with the sketch - particularly by using a circle as the main element.  I used my Lotus die to cut out the navy layer and then stamped the doilies in Versamark and heat embossed with clear powder to give a tone-on-tone effect on the burgundy and red (I've used Riding Hood Red as I don't have Ruby Red).  I, very carefully, cut out the big doily - it's actually very easy, and used a circular punch for the smaller doily.  The text panels were stamped in grey and then I cut out panels of equal size, and inked the edges with the matching colours.  Finally, I added a simple sentiment! 


Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Text-It, Dainty Doilies - Large, Dainty Doilies - Small
Inks:  Versamark; Stampin' Up! - Bravo Burgundy, Riding Hood Red, Night of Navy, Basic Grey
Spellbinders: Lotus Pendants (S4-269)
Accessories:  Card, embossing powder from stash; Stampin' Up! card

I had a good afternoon yesterday.  Not only did I manage to do some ironing, but I also watched the Ladies semi-finals at Wimbledon.  The first match was really good - three sets - always entertaining, and was finally won by Petra Kvitova; she beat Victoria Azarenka 1-6, 6-3, 2-6.  The second semi was between Maria Sharpova and Sabine Lisicki; Maria won 6-4, 6-3.  So the final is between two seeded players, but not a Williams sister in sight!!

And today is the Men's semi-finals.  First up is Andy Murray (4) v Rafael Nadal (1) and this is followed by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (12) v Novak Djokovic (2).  So I don't think I'm going to be doing much this afternoon except watching the TV and rooting for Andy.  I'd love to see the final between Murray and Tsonga, but I have a feeling it's like to go with the seeds and end up being Nadal v Djokovic.

That's all for now.  Have a great day.

14 comments:

Kelly S. said...

Oh Deborah, I love the combo of images on this card! SO cool with the strips of text background, and the lovely layered doily! Great use of this week's sketch, always so glad when your post is up :) :)

Edna Morrisedie said...

Great use of the sketch I love your 3 panels of text! Thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Wonderful card Deb! Love all the layered doilies! Thanks for joining along with the WMSC :)

Joanne Gilch said...

OOOO...luvin this card!
Have a great Wimbledon Day!!!

Cyndie said...

Way cool! You have been doing some awesome cutting on that doily lately, and I love that you changed up the sketch a bit ( I found this one challenging as well).

Jean Martin said...

Ooh Deb this is stunning! I love your take on the sketch this week! So glad you could share it with us at WMSC! :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Deborah, I like all the layered doilies.
Kevin xx

Paula said...

The dark colours are lovely & that doily really effective with your tone on tone stamping. The sketch would have floored me but I think your interpretation is excellent - they are after all supposed to be a staring point aren't they? Sketches I mean. Enjoy the tennis & glad you got the ironing done.
Paula (PEP)

Julia Aston said...

Great design on this Deborah! love the die cuts and fun strips of text!

Sylvia said...

Stunning card, Deborah! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Deborah, I guess like me you're waiting on the LIM challenge announcement, early birds unite! LOL I love this great card, how you managed to get the colours looking so good amazes me, fab card. Just love the Waltzingmouse stamps they've mixed really well on your card:0) Have a great day, Gay xxx

Noelle said...

gorgeous card! I love the way you used the colors Thanks for playing with us at colourQ this week! :)

Pauline said...

Love this Deborah, the doilies look great layered onto that lotus die cut! Fab colours too.

Stella said...

You nailed both challenges and I'm impressed bu the doily. A wonderful way to layer it and I love the rich, deep colors. Your card is gorgeous!
XX

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