Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Sweet birthday wishes ....

.... This morning I found out that it is our Hotel Manager's birthday today.  Katie is such a lovely person; always smiling and cheerful, and she has made us so welcome.  I've used three challenges as the basis for my card design:


I decided that this was the perfect opportunity to try out my new Waltzingmouse stamps.  I started off by masking off a narrow border all round the card.  Next I stamped one of the lovely Vintage Label frames in bright orange, and a couple of pretty flowers in the bottom corners.  I covered these images with some masks and then stamped the chicken wire background in pale pink.  I stamped a few more flowers at the bottom corners and, after removing the mask, I stamped the sentiment in the frame.


Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Vintage Labels 25, Chicken Wire, Compact Sentiments; Dawn Bibby - Flower Patch
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red
Accessories:  Card from stash

I'm not sure whether this is completely within the Less is More rules - but I think the chicken wire background does allow a lot of white space to show!!  Ladies, if it's not quite right, feel free to delete and I'll have another go :)

The weather today continues to be absolutely wonderful - I'm sitting by the window in my bedroom and I can hear crickets and birds outside - it's just fab!  We are expecting record temperatures today about 83F, which is 28C!!!!  However, temperatures will be dropping by the weekend towards 60F, which is still higher than normal for Michigan in March!

That's all for now.  Back soon with something from Kathryn!

23 comments:

Chrissie said...

This looks lovely Deborah! It has the appearance of space even if the chicken wire stamp covers a lot of it!
SO glad you're having a great time.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Pauline said...

This is beautiful Deborah, a gorgeous mix of colours and stamps!

Jeanne J said...

Deborah, I love the bright colors and the chicken wire looks fab!

Sue Lelli said...

Deb, you are such a sweet person for being so thoughtful! LOVELY card! LOVE the sentiment and LOVE the flowers at the bottom! I'm sure she was surprised by your kindness!

Sandie said...

Beautiful colours Deborah, love how you've combined all the stamps. Fabulous creation.

Stella said...

Gorgeous; I love that color scheme. So bright and spring-y :)
Hugs!

Paula (PEP) said...

Super combination of colours & rather eye-catching. glad you had a chance to play with your new stamps too.
Paula (PEP)

kingstonmama said...

Hi Deborah, catching up with your blog. This is a great card with wonderful masking! Love those colors and hoping I'll find some time to play along with the OLW this week. Hope you're settling in! :) Ann Y.

Emilie said...

I love how you used the chicken wire fence! Great idea and fab card!

Jackie said...

Beautiful card, I love the chicken wire :o)
Jackie xx

Carla said...

very nice card! love the new stamps! Nice to hear that you have it nice in the States. Love from Holland.

Kelly S. said...

Yippee, new stamps! Love this, love the colors! The chicken wire is so fabulous here, and those flowers around the bottom are so sweet, Deborah!

Ardyth said...

Love those flowers on the bottom! Love the colour combination - can't wait to play!

Kate W. said...

I think this card is so, so fab-u-lous! It's hard to believe it's one layer!! Welcome to the US!!! I was wondering when you'd be arriving. The weather is freakishly amazing for this time of year.

Mandi said...

Pink and orange is my FAV colour combo
Looks lovely, love the effect of the wire

Thank you so much
mandi
"Less is More"

Susan said...

I struggled with this challenge...but you've definitely mastered it!!

Loli said...

Hola Deb, very bright and colorfull card, i think like the weather in Michigan:D, fantastic masking technique, well done!.
A hug from Palma.

Edna Morrisedie said...

Lovely too see all that stamping in there D, how happy were you to get your package!!! Lovely to see the bright colours used too! Thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers again this week!

kari bell said...

great card! i love your masking of all that chicken wire, this doesn't even look like a one layer card!!

Vicky Hayes said...

I love your card Deborah - pink and orange is a fabulous mix!

Mary J said...

Gorgeous colour combo Deborah - this is so fab!

Michelle said...

This is great, Deborah! Love that chicken wire! :-)

Mynnette said...

This is AMAZING! Your masking is superb--that chicken wire lends fabulous texture to your other images! :)

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