Hope all is well with you today? Spring is busy springing in the UK, bit slower up here in NE Scotland though. Due to get cold again for the weekend - lovely! LOL
Still, my card is a bit warmer! Our new theme over at the
Delicious Doodles Challenge is 'Floral Fantasy',
so get all those flowers out peeps!!
We also have a wonderful sponsor in the shape of our own Pascale with her paper sets from
Pascale's Pad. I have used this gorgeous Valentine Rose design on my card, as it ties in fabulously with my
Vase of Roses image.
Vase of Roses image.
Now, I had a bit of a 'happy accident' with my colouring on the image. I started of just doing a light colouring as I wanted the sketchiness of the image to show through, but it looked awful when it was dry, so flat and yucky! So I went over it with a bit more colour, and then fiddled some more with trying to get some highlights into it. I thought 'should have just left it as black and white', but after scanning into the compy, tweaking the contrast a bit and printing out, it looks OK after all, kind of vintage watercolour-looking.
Anyroadup, I cut the first layer out with a scalloped circle nestie and inked the edges before placing that on a very pale pink paper from Pascale's Pad. I fussy cut two more layers and then stickled the petals for a bit more definition. This in turn was layered onto the gorgeous Rose paper. I made a flower using my usual punches, curled the petals, inked and stickled them and added a wee gem for its centre. Have also popped thre eyelets in the top left corner to even up the feel of the card.
I hand-tied a large red ribbon bow - the ribbon was recycled from my Christmas Choccie pressie, and the pin was also recycled. Been saving that one for a very long time and could never figure out where to put it until now, but as it has a green head I decided it would fit in here. I also made a dangly charm from bits and pieces I got in jewellery sales.
I think I may just send this one to my Mum for Mothers Day. Think I will make a presentation box to go with it too, maybe even splash out and buy some choccies for her. Won't be much, as it costs a fortune in the post. Wish she was closer - five hundred miles is rather a long trip in the car, especially with three kids!!
Hope you guys can join us at the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week - remember, two chances to win!!
See you there peeps!
Some other challenges I am entering -
OCC - recycle packaging (ribbon used for choccy box wrapper)
Gingerloft - Dies and Punches
Spoon Full of Sugar - Ribbon/Pears/Gems/Flowers
My Time to Craft - Ladies Day
Papertake Weekly - Mum or Girly
Creative Card Crew - No Rubber Stamps
Simon Says Stamp - Mothers Day or Girly
Paper Shelter - Flower Power
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Ambers Crafts and Stuff - Die Cuts
4 Crafty Chicks - Eyelets