Tuesday, 21 September 2010

I'm feeling a bit off colour today and when I've finished this post I'm off for a sit or maybe even a lie down for a little while, I have to work for the next 5 days so need to be feeling better by tomorrow.


So today's card has been a little bit of a challenge - firstly I decided to make something other than the usual square card then, because a couple of the challenges were asking for hand made flowers, I made the flowers by cutting round a template that I got a long time ago from Kirsty Wiseman's blog then colouring the patterned paper with Broken China distress ink and spritzing with some pearl pigments, next I ran them through the big shot with a Cuttle embossing folder and then creased each petal to add some dimension, adding some aqua coloured Stickles round the edge of each petal before finally stamping some gold swirls on a piece of cardstock and punching out circles which I topped with some very underused Page Pebbles which have been languishing in my drawer for ever! Crickey that was a long sentence - you deserve a medal if you stuck with me through that lot :o)

The backing paper is from Papermania, the sentiment from Funky Kits and the swirly frame was one I won in a challenge a few weeks ago. I also used some alcohol inks on the acetate butterfly to make it a little more interesting.

The challenges I'm entering today are:
Pink Elephant - the colour Aqua, DP & embellishments
Corrosive - Clean up the dust - unused craft stuff (the Page Pebbles)
Cowgirl-Up - Anything but a square card
Paper Play - All shapes & sizes
Scrappy Frogs - Make your own flowers
Passion for Promarkers - Make your own flowers

22 comments:

Andie's Space said...

Hi Jenny,
This fabulous. Love those gorgeous flowers. Thanks for joining us at PFP.
Hugs,
Andie xx

Gina said...

Oh Jenni! Hope your feeling better soon. Your card is absolutely beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Cowgirls Sundays XXX

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Jenni, what a gorgeous card. Love the cute image and your colouring is fab. Your flowers are stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

pinky said...

This is just gorgeous, love the scroll work in the background too. Thanks for joining us at The corrosive Challenge this week.
Pinky Guest DT

Gillian said...

Hi Jenni Hope you feel better soon. The card is beautiful and the flowers were defifitely worth it, they look great.
Love Gill x

Gillian said...

Oops I meant definitely :)

Emma said...

An adorable card, love the circle shape and you flowers look fabulous.
Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Hope Jacare said...

Jenni - your card is gorgeous even if she's looking a little blue...hope you feel much better soon! Take Care Claire x

CHARITY CRAFTER said...

wish you better x Feeling poorly hasnt affected your cardmaking skills it is stunning x Leigh x

Michelle said...

So adorable and so pretty!
Love the flowers and all the blue!!
The image is very adorable!!

Michele said...

Such a pretty card Jenni. Love the image you've used and the flowers also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Deirdre said...

Aaaaah, so sweet.... love it.

Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week. ♥

TinaB said...

WOW!! I love it! Thanks for playing at Cowgirl Up xx Hugs Tina (DT) xx

Marianne said...

Beautiful card with beatiful colors!
Thanks for playing along at cowgirl sunday challenge!
marianne

Jovita AKA Tia Goofy said...

fab card, love the color! thanks for joining us at CSSC :>

Janet said...

Totally gorgeous! Thanks for joining us over at Cowgirl Sunday Stampen Challenge.

Claire said...

Beautiful card, such gorgeous colours!! Hope you feel better soon :-)
Thanks for joining us at CSSC and good luck
Claire xx

April said...

I sure hope you are feeling better by now ~ a gorgeous creation! Thanx for stopping by the ranch to play with the CSSC! The CUP Posse loves checking out everyone's projects!!

Debs said...

gorgeous :0)..love the colours and your flowers are fab...thanks for joining us at PFP...Debs x

Julie said...

Wow Jenny this is stunning! I love your colours and your flowers are awesome! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Juliex

Poppet said...

Wonderful card Jenni, the colour is beautiful and your flowers are unique, I've never seen any this shape before. Tilda look sooo cute sitting on the edge of the frame. Hope you are feeling better.

Thank you for sharing your card with us at CSSC. :-) xx

Kleeblatt said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for the playing by CSSC. I hope, we see you in the next week again.
Good luck.
Hugs Monika