Thursday, 18 February 2010

Daughter's card

We've had a good layer of snow today. Grandson, who I was entertaining for the day was delighted. Fortunately he didn't suggest we go out and play in it, so saved me thinking of an excuse.
I was hoping it would be gone in the morning but it is still snowing. Darn it!!!! I thought we'd seen the last of this white stuff.

Crafty Ann's challenge 8 - If music be the food of love
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 37

About this card....I had a play with my one and only Distress Ink, Tattered Rose, although it looks more like orangy peach to me. As I haven't got any of the blending stuff, I spritzed it with Isopropyl Alcohol and sprinkled on some gold embossing powder to liven it up. As it actually looks quite nice (although it doesn't show too well in the pic) I was detemined to use it for this project.

I stamped the lilac BP with butterflies embossed with clear EP.
The music is a Penny Black stamp and embossed with gold EP. Same for the 'Love' tag.
I am not really happy with this card though. It doesn't look balanced to me...I can't fault the sketch, it is lovely...I think it is because I used a landscape shape rather than the square. I will probably add something to the bottom left...maybe a punched butterfly or 3 gems.

Can you see the shiny gold ?

Thank you for stopping by :-)



Lisa T said...

Very elegant! Love all the little touches. Thanks for playing along with this wee's SSW sketch challenge!

Doreenobrn said...

Well Irene I think you have done a wonderful job with this

coldwaters2 said...

Great card Irene I love that sheet of music the centre circle and the flowers I love how you have done a close up of the gold it is very effective thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's

Lorraine x

mulberry station said...

I agree, it is very nice, I love what you have done to the paper. all these fun added touches really add alot to your card. Thanks for joining us at SSW.
Nancy SSW-DT

Tasha said...

Irene this is beautiful, the music sheet paper and sentiment are fabulous
love tasha xx

Terry Oulboub said...

Yes, indeed - I can see the beautiful shiny gold. Oh, what a lovely card - love the music sheet paper and the distressing - great take on the challenge! Thanks for joining us at SSW.

Ann Whitfield said...

I think this is gorgeous Irene and yes, I can see the gold - it's a fabulous effect, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.
Ann x

sweetbloominscraps said...

Irene, What a sweet birthday card. I love the sheet music and all the textured edges. Thanks for playing at SSW!

Arlana said...

What a sweet card. Love all you added detail. Thanks for playing along @ SSW!!!

Beryl K said...

Irene, it's a beautiful card. I love it
Beryl x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Irene, what a gorgeous card. It's certainly given a nice effect with the addition of the gold embossing powder. I have Tattered Rose and yes it does look a different colour to what you'd think.

Thank you for taking the time to enter this into the Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight. I was lucky enough to be a Guest Designer this month so I am looking at all the lovely creations and seeing how others interpreted the challenge.

Take care and my best wishes, Kym xxx

Beryl said...

It's lovely Irene. The glimmer across the centre piece is lovely and the the card as a whole just gorgeous.
Thank you sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's challenge.
Beryl xx

Stacy said...

Very pretty! The gold touches are very elegant! Thank you for joining us at SSW!

Liz said...

brill card Irene will try get back to ur challenges soon its been hard but at the mo cant tell u whats been going on but I will when its over

liz x

Chrissie said...

I absolutely LOVE this card Irene!
The gold and glitter looks so luxurious and I don't think there's anything wrong with the balance.
I think we're all too critical of our own creations, if you saw this on someone else's blog, you'd probably love it (like I do)
Thanks for joining in with Crafty Ann's Challenge,

Mel X said...

Fabulous card, very creative. The gold shows up great on the close up shot - really rich and lush!

Mel X

Anonymous said...

Really pretty card, I love all the elements and the sheet music is wonderful!!!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Wonderful card!! Love the distressing!!

Donna said...

This is such a delightful and pretty card...thanks for joining us at SSW this week :) Donna x