Sunday, 28 August 2011

CR84FN37 ...

... it's already the last Sunday in August and time for our new challenge at CR84FN.  This is a scheduled post - as I'll be at the Shrewsbury Folk Festival - so hopefully Blogger is playing nice!  Our colours this week are so cool - light blue, turquoise and neutral.


The beautiful inspiration photos are courtesy of Martha Stewart - just love those buttons!  And that's a fabulous quote too.

I've gone for a clean and simple card this week and my neutrals are black and white.  The flower face stamp is a bit different - it reminds me of a painting that my uncle did years and years ago.  I like the sweep of flowers over the girl's face, allowing an eye to peep out and a hint of a smile.  I stamped and embossed the image and then cut it out with my nesties.  I added some colour to the border with distress inks, and coloured the flowers with my aqua painter and then matted the image onto black and turquoise layers.  I stamped flourishes on the base card to match the flowers.  I like the little smile that you can see behind the flowers and found this lovely sentiment in my stash - so true!!


Stamps:  Funstamps - Flower Face (FM216); Waltzingmouse - Flourishes - Scallops & Dots; Hero Arts - Words of Wisdom
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Basic Grey, Bashful Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Marina Mist; Distress - Spun Sugar; Versafine - Onyx Black
Spellbinders: Standard Rectangles Lg (S4-132) #5, Standard Rectangles Sm (S4-130) #5, Scalloped Rectangles Lg (S4-133) #5
Accessories:  Card from stash

Full details of how to play along with CR84FN can be found on the challenge blog - we'd love to see what you make with these wonderful colours. If you want more inspiration - do check out the Design Team's blogs:


Thanks for dropping by to see my card.  Have a super weekend!

27 comments:

Jackie said...

Beautiful card, lovely colours :O)
Jackie xx

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card Deborah, that flower face stamp is so unusual,and looks fabulous in these gorgeous colours! One of my favourite colour combos!

Sue W said...

Fabulous Deborah, your card captures the beautiful colours from the inspirational picture so well!

Heather Jensen said...

What a unique image. Love the flowers showing only half the face. Beautiful Deborah. :)
Hugs~

Sasha said...

Lovely card, Deborah. Love that image! Fab stamping and colouring!

NanaConnie said...

Fabulous card! So simple yet so spectacular! Great stamp.

Beverly said...

What a unique stamp! Looks great!
XO

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card Deborah, love the image and gorgeous colours.

Donna x

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Deborah! Love the soft edges and vibrant flowers!

Sue Lelli said...

Deborah, that image is FABULOUS and that sntiment is just perfect for this card! LOVE the layers of nesties and the flourishes in the background! SUPER card!

Gerry said...

Beautiful, elegant and mysterious. I love it

Suzanne C said...

Striking image! Lovely coloring on around the main image and lovely card!

Jenny said...

I really love that stamp too...it's very different and quite pretty :)
Brilliant card :)
Hope you enjoyed your day out :)
Jenny x

Marie said...

Wow what a stunning card. That image is gorgeous and the florishes behind it are the finishing touch. Great coloring.

Paula (PEP) said...

What a glorious & unusual stamp. Love your swirly background & the way it picks up on the scalloped edging of the image panel - nice bit of positioning there. Hope you didn't get rained out at the festival - wet, wet, & more wet here in Brecon.
Paula (PEP)

Vicky Hayes said...

Such a perfect sentiment for that beautiful image Deborah!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my these are beautiful colors to play with! Love your inspiration Deb! Hope you are having fun!

Craftilicious said...

Gorgeous card and gorgeous colours this week too.
Hope you had a fab weekend at the festival.
Tara x

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful card, Deb! Love the image and wonderful sentiment!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh this is beautiful, Deborah. Love that sentiment, too.

Cyndie said...

Oh, isn't that cute! The colors work so well with the image, and I like the sentiment you chose to go with it!

Lisa said...

What a lovely stamp Deborah! I like the pretty flourishes you added!

Andrea M said...

This is so lovely Deb! And I love that sentiment!!! What a BEAUTIFUL card!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful! Love your image and the added flourishes - fab use of this weeks colors!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Wow, Deb, I love this! The colors are amazing and that image is so pretty! Great job!

Theresa said...

Hi Deb, thanks for the comment on my blog for CR84FN challenge, I thought I would stop by and check out your project, love the coloring, great job! also congrads on your one year, I am now a follower and will absolutely post your blog candy celebration on my blog.

Shannon White said...

Wow! this is soo Fabulous! love the fantastic image and the lovely flourishes. Your Sentiment is just wonderful!

Hugs
Shannon

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