Wednesday 22 April 2015

In the Blues

Well the sky has certainly been very blue this week. Shame I work in a basement and so do not get to see the sun much during the day - and then have to drive an hour and half minimum to get ome before I can enjoy the sun! (Although the 15min walk to the car is nice when the sun is shining, and you see allsorts of wildlife too).

I decided to make a birthday card, using the colours of the sky as inspiration. I also wanted to use a chair stamp that I got from Sizzix when the sale was on as I thought the set was very pretty, and then have been lost for how to actually use it! So here is my creation:

I layered a 'Works' patterned paper of leaves on a grey background and floral embossed turquoise paper onto a white card base. A slit was made in the card edge and a papermania floral ribbon slotted into this and tied into a knot. I coloured the top of a peg with promarker and added the sentiment, before clipping the peg to the ribbon. The chair and bird were stamped onto a grey floral patterned paper that I received with an ATC, using Distress ink. Then some flower heads were stamped onto white card using papermania turquoise ink, and coloured using turquoise and several grey promarkers.
This was inspired by the following challenges:
abc-challenge H for Happy Birthday

I did say that I would get a picture of my new cross stitch for you all to try and guess what it is:

Gie me your best guesses!!


  1. Lots of great layers on the card with wonderful depth and textures! Thanks for accepting the challenge here at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT

  2. Gorgeous card, love all the detail here, thank you for sharing with us at Ooh La La Challenge - best of luck xx

  3. Nice to find out what inspired you; it has indeed been a lovely week with blue skies! Sweet chair and blossoms; thanks for joining LLC for our Signs of Spring challenge.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

  4. Ohhhh lovely card!!! Thanks for joining the shopping our stash crew for our "Texture Me" challenge!!

  5. Thank you for making such a cute card for our challenge at Sketchy Colors! Have a nice weekend!

  6. Lovely card thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Sue DT xx

  7. Lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenges.


  8. Thanks for joining in with our Spring Blooms challenge at Passion for Promarkers this week.
    Lorraine DT

  9. Thank you for playing along with us at Card Mania Challenges.
    Good luck!
    Marzena DT


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