Thursday, 25 October 2012

With thanks ....

.... Hi - I'm running rather late today!  I woke this morning with a migraine and ended up going back to bed until midday, fortunately I managed to sleep it off, but the head is still feeling just a bit tender.  However, I did  get to play in my craft room and I christened one of my new WM sets!!  What's rather nice is that I used it on this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - WMSC120 - designed by Clare Buswell.  I did change the shape though!


Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Camellia
Inks: Versafine - Vintage Sepia; Memento - Rich Cocoa; Distress - Peeled Paint
Spellbinders: Labels 24 (S4-353) #4
Accessories: Design Paper - Papermania Creative Tones - Raspberry Champagne; EK Success - Petal border punch; Clear embossing powder; Card from stash
I adore Camellias - they are among the first flowers of spring and they come in so many gorgeous shades of pink, red and white.

I selected this lovely tone on tone paper (a bit like a single camellia) for the background layer.  And I stamped the large camellia multiple times on different patterned paper in versafine, heat embossed with clear powder and then cut out the layers. I stamped the leaves on the same background paper, heat embossed and sponged with green.  I used the lovely Labels 24 to cut out a mount for the flower.  There are five layers in this pretty flower - you can see the depth in this picture.  I finished off with a simple sentiment from the set - love the shadow effect and added some pale green pearls (a gift from my blog buddie Renee).

It's been another glorious day here with sunshine, blue skies and birds singing!!  Apart from the breeze blowing around crispy leaves, you wouldn't know it was almost the end of October!!  Anyway, that's all for now - enjoy the rest of the day.

13 comments:

Joyce said...

So sorry about your headache. You did manage to create a lovely card. Your flower is just sensational.

Sandy said...

I can sympathize with the headache, I had one the other day too. That camelia looks fabulous, a lovely card!
Hugs, Sandy

Stamps and Paper said...

Hope your migraines better..very pretty card

Anne

Heather Jensen said...

Sorry to hear you started your day off with a migraine...not fun at all! The good thing is that you had time to get crafty. Such a pretty floral card. :)

Hugs~

Michelle said...

Gorgeous flower! Headaches...uhg!

Cathy Weber said...

I was just thinking that this is the second time this week that I knew I had to get these camelias...and then I realized they both cards were yours! I definitely know I need them now. You are very creative, even when you are under the weather!

Anne-Elise said...

Beautiful card, Deborah! Love this camellia! Fab work! Hugs

Karin Åkesdotter said...

So BEAUTIFUL!

Renee said...

Beautiful Deborah!!
Love the tone on tone with that stunning Camellia...
it's grogeous!
Glad you're feeling better...
those migraines are real kickers...
but like you...
if I head back to bed soon enough I can usually sleep it off enough to tolerate!

Vickie Z said...

I've never had a migraine but, know others who have...glad you're felling better! Love those camellias....didn't get this set with my last order and I think you are convincing me I have to have it!! Love all the layers, embossing, and pearls!

Tracey McNeely said...

From one migraine sufferer to another I am so sorry about yours. I get them too often and they are so debilitating. You ended up making a gorgeous card though, you always make great flowers!

Lenet said...

So beautiful love the flower..thanks for joining us at the wmsc..

Jeanne J said...

Your camilla is beautiful - love the technique you used to create it! That boder punch is beautiful with the flower too - looks so lacy and feminine!

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