Thursday, 1 January 2009

Card for a friend

150mm square

This is for friend J who worked with me in another life.
It also fits the January challenge on Joanna Sheen's forum.
The challenge this month is to use a stamped background and this is the first time I have attempted masking. I used the script from the Hydrangea stamp from Joanna Sheen. Elusive Images, I think, but please someone put me right if I am wrong.
Other stamps used were a butterfly, an initial, my 'pretty lady' and a clear corner stamp and a flower.
I roughly cut a flower out of the original BP, inked edges and lightly painted it with copics. My favourite piece on this is the flourish cut with my brand new Sissix die, a Christmas pressie to myself. I added some dots of pearly Appli-glue that I have had for years and finished with a greeting tag, a bow, and pink gems that are actually for a mobile phone.

Thank you for visiting. Your comments really are appreciated



Sandie said...

What a beautiful card Irene, the colour scheme is calm and mellow, so dainty too.

Hugs Sandie x

Ann Whitfield said...

A stunning card Irene
Ann x

Chrissie said...

Just beautiful Irene!
I'm drooling over your flourish at the moment, I'm desperate for one of these.

craftypixie said...

Lovely card Irene,you beat me too it ive not had chance to do the challenge on forum yet,,but theres still time!! lol Like your sizzix die that u treated yourself for crimbo..Great colour scheme
Happy New Year
Wendy xx

coldwaters2 said...

First time visitor and very impressed with your cards. I also love the slide show.

Lorraine x (wintermelody)

Wheezie said...

Such a beautiful card Irene.
x Wheezie x