Monday, 24 November 2014

Beautiful - Round II Card 37

Funny how sometimes when you see something, you just know you just have to have it. This stamp was like that.  I must confess though, I have been hoarding it! Thought it was time to let it out of the cupboard.


I am not very good at shading but used my copics to colour and added some green peeking through the peach petals. I say a Dahlia at a flower show that was similar, so tried to copy that idea. Added a little Stardust stickles to the curved up edges of the petals, just to add some sparkle.


The background papers here are from a 6x6 pad I picked up a while back, at my local dollar store. I really did not need any more paper but I am trying to make a few more vibrant cards so threw caution to the wind and bought it anyway. The colour is off slightly in the first photo...the closeup above is closer to the true colours! Sorry about that...love making cards...hate taking photos!!!

The jute mat is a DCWV jute 6x6 sheet that I cut to fit. I fringed the edges for a bit more texture and added another of the fine ivory cord bows.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes

25 comments:

Veerle said...

Very beautiful card and indeed a wonderful stamp. Veerle xx

brenda said...

Like the texture Mo, great idea for matting and compliments your colouring. Like you I'm not too hot on the shading but this looks pretty good to me.

B x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

What a beautiful stamp Maureen I can see why you had to have it. Love the card and it looks fab with the hessian mat. Susan x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fabulous design and colours.xxx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card
Luv
Debby

SARN said...

Great stamp - not surprised you had to have it Mo!

I like your colouring too.

Hugs, Sarnx xx

Di said...

Oh that stamp is gorgeous Mo - and so beautifully coloured as well! Lovely to see you in the Playground - hope you're wrapped up warm as it's cold out there!

Hugs

Di xx

Kath said...

A fabulous card - your shading is fab - love the flower and co-ordinating backing papers.
Kath x

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous, I can see why you just had to have that beautiful stamp, I love your pretty colour choices and your Jute mat is perfect.
Pauline
x

Diane Noble said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us for our Word Art Challenge this week. We are always so grateful to have someone with your talents showcase projects for our challenges. Thank you for joining us...we appreciate you so much.
Diane Noble (DT-WAW)

Carole Robb Bisson said...

The shading is outstanding. Thank you so much for sharing your inspirational art with us at Word Art Wednesday. We appreciate your participation.
Blessings, Carole Robb Bisson

Carol L said...

This is fabulous with wonderful, soft coloring of the flower! I LOVE the fringed burlap mat and tied cord along with the subtle sparkle! Beautiful card!

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
what a really lovely card.
Your design is fab, and that stamp is wonderful.
Lovely colour choice too.
Hope all is going well with your move.
Biggest hugs to you, and take things easy, as they say moving house is so stressful.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jean said...

I love this fabulous stamp and the way you have used it in this lovely card.
Jean x

cuilliesocks said...

What a very beautiful card Maureen, I love the flower image and your colouring is fab. The hessian mat is perfect background for the image, hugs Kate x

Pia S said...

I know exactly what you mean. I buy stuff and often leave it unused for up to several months. I just need it to lay there on my desk for me too see for some time before creativity kicks in. You've colored the flower beautifully, I'd try paper piecing as well, with some soft paper with scripts I think it would have a really nice shabby chic look. Love the added texture too.

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card and the image is stunning, the type I would not be able to resist either but have not seen it before, great colouring.

Kath x

Carol said...

A beautiful card Maureen, love the stamp and pretty colours. Carol x

jimlynn said...

It's beautiful and your coloring looks great on this. I think your shading is wonderful. A lovely, lovely card.
Lynn

Bonnie said...

Beautiful is right! What a pretty flower!

Sue said...

Finally got round to commenting Mo! no clue where the time is going thank goodness I have got all the christmas pressies bought so there is just the food and baking to be done at a later day LOL your card is absolutely fab!!! love that stamp..take care lots of huggles Sue xxx

Pat said...

This card is lovely Mo and the Dahlia and your colouring of it is so pretty, then the organic nature of the jute and those gorgeous papers give the pefect finishing touches. Love that bow too. x

Greta said...

This is gorgeous! Glad you inked it up!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo Mo heard a rumour your ar going to be taking over Rudolph day next year ;)
wow love this card and great bit of embellies on it really make it pop.. :D well done! Shaz in Oz.x

MaryH said...

Saw the lovely flower & had to take a quick peek. Your shading is just great...wonderful coloring with the pinks & yellow tones. Love your bargain 6x6 too...looks pretty with the floral. And I LOVE that burlap matting behind the layers. Loads of texture. The layers are so pretty together. Well done, you! TFS