Thursday, 13 May 2010

A Card for Claire of Hope Jacare

Ive created this card for Claire of Hope Jacare, I promised her I would make a card with this digi stamp and I sincerely hope she likes my interpretation of it. This digi image is full of lovely nooks and crannies that you can colour and its called "Candyfloss Trees" with owls sitting in the holes in the trunks.
The image was printed out and coloured with my copic pens, after which Ive used MS glitters on the tree tops just to give it a little glitz.
The base card is a 7"x 7" white card, with a first layer of aqua blue card, Ive also used this for the mount and the sentiment, on this I have layered up one of three papers from the very new "Bearly Mine Designs" from Donna, she is the most talented lady I know, and these patterns are the staple ones we use like gingham, spots and flowers, Im sure you will find some beautiful designs in the sets as I have. The first paper I used was a lovely bluebell flower paper on white, and on top of this Ive used a aqua blue spotty paper and one of the Arches MS border punches which was stuck down the card, the last layer is a green gingham paper and this was also punched along the edges with a bird branch MS border punch, and this was stuck across the other two layers and a ribbon was positioned across the middle and attached to the back.
My mounted image was then stuck on top and my sentiment to the bottom on the right. The white materal flower is one of the new Prima range ones and the blue ones are ones I found in my stash, these were attached to the card with some silcone glue and some punched out fern leaves stuck underneath them. 
I also want to thank you all who left the most beautiful and touching comments yesterday on what was a difficult day for me, but also a very rewarding day in many ways. So thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.
 

13 comments:

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is stunning Shirley, a fabulous layout, great papers and such a lovely image.
Did you see you won a prize at Bev's blog "All the Things I Love"?
Clare x

Rach said...

Shirley hun this is gorgeous, i am sure that the recipient will be over the moon.xx

Mandy said...

Hi Shirley,
This is lovely...love the image you've done it justice..Congrats on your win over at Bev's blog...
Mandy xx

Lisa said...

Hi Shirley, Gorgeous card! Love the pretty papers and flowers.

I tried to leave you a comment on yesterday's post but I kept getting an error. Hope your grandson's exciting news made it slightly easier for you.

Lisa x

CraftyC said...

Your card is gorgeous Shirley. I love the digi image and all those beautiful colours!
Clairex

Donna said...

Wow Shirley, what a fantastic card, love the papers you've chosen, a great color combo there. What a sweet image.......I clicked on the pic so I could see the little owls in the trees.....how cute are they! Love all your flowers you've added too.
Hope you are having a lovely day today and are looking forward to getting away.
hugs
Donna xx

Enfys said...

What a super card Shirley, Claire will be thrilled to bits with it,
big hugs
En xx

sundownerin said...

hi shirley!
your card is very nice!! i love the paper you have jused....

hugs

Vanessa said...

I love that image!! What a sweet card!

Riet said...

Wowww Shirley,what a beautiful card,i love your image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wowzer Shirley this is amazing what wonderful colours and flowers and that image is beautiful I love the name Candy Floss Trees I love it.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Hope Jacare said...

Shirley - your card is fabulous - have wanted to leave a message since yesterday but my blog seems to be acting up. Thank you so much for sharing that wonderful photo with us, I am sure it must be so hard to have had so little time with your gorgeous son, any mothers worst fear.
You have certainly aged well!
Anyway thanks again - I am thrilled with your beautiful card! Love Claire x

Melodie said...

Wow, Shirley, your card is wonderful.
Hugs
Melodie