Wednesday, 22 July 2009

A Watercolour Friendship Card

Well this is definately my last posting until after my grandsons have gone, Ive already started clearing out my craft stuff so my poor room and desk look so bare, but I did manage to get this last card done yesterday, its a bit different to what I usually post but I sincerely hope that you like it.

The stamps I have used are by Dark Room, they are an Australian company, and they come in tins, though you do have to cut them out and mount them, I loved this set when I saw a card in one of my magazines, Im very keen on using Marvy Le Plume pens on stamps to create pictures, and this is what Ive done this time.

The set contains several wild flower sprays, and Ive coloured them with my pens and sprayed them with a fine mist before stamping them onto watercolour paper, its a very misty effect but I absolutely love it. The greeting was also in the same set, and Ive unfortunately stamped it a bit of centre so I hope you will forgive me, I dont think it effects the result to much. To finish of Ive used my cats eyes and a foam sponge to distress the edge, then mounted it onto a piece of blue pearlescent card.

The base card is again my favourite 8"x 8" inch card, and Ive layered up a piece of blue pearlescent card with one of the papers from the Nitwit downloads, and Ive punched out the corners with a really lovely punch by Kreaxions, these punches are quite difficult to get hold of, but I know the Glitter Girls have a few on their website if you are interested in them. To finish of Ive used six beaded brad spacers and pearl and glass brads.
So although I may with my laptop, get time to visit your posts while the boys are here, I wont be actually posting myself until probably the 3rd of August, so take care with love and hugs to you all Shirleyxxxxx


Tracey said...

oh shirley if georgus i will have to check these stamps out although i dont think i could do them justice as you do.
have a great time with your boys.
tracey x

Saskia said...

Beautiful work!

Sweet greetings,
Saskia :)

Julie said...

Shirley, really lovely card. Hope you have a lovely time with your grandsons. Im off to the isle of wight on friday night, cant wait. Hugs Julie x

Rach said...

gorgeous Shirley, i love the way that you have used the pens.. a fabulous effect.. hugs rachxx

trudette said...

Lovely card.
Whishing you a great time with your grandsons !

mueppi said...

Hi Shirley
your card is so lovely!
I love the flowers and the colours!
Thank you for your comments love every day!
The view in the photo is the old town from my home town!
Do you know Dusseldorf?
Sincerely, Gisela

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Shirley this is quite lovely I took a close up look so I could see the detail and boy it is awesome. That verse is wonderful and says so much doesn't it I love truly.

Lorraine x

Sue said...

wow Shirley what a stunning card, beautiful colours, luv it, have a fabby time hun, sue,x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Shirley,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Jules said...

Hi Shirley

Oh I love the effect you have achieved here. Really striking.

Did you find anything you had forgotten you had whilst doing your "clear up".

I love putting everything away - I find it clears my brain ready to start again - but it doesn't take me long to make a mess again LOL!!!

Looking forward to your next creation - although the 3rd August sounds a lifetime away it will soon be here.

Have fun with the boys.

Love Jules xx

Tina'sAngels said...

This card is really beautiful
Hugs Tina x

cats whiskers said...

Wow Wow Wow this is just stunning Shirley I love it so artistic dear.
Hugs Jacqui x

Kim Piggott said...

Such a beautiful card Shirley!
Love your image and gorgeous colours!
Such a lovely sentiment!
Have a wonderful time with your grandsons!
kim x

Vanessa @ See Vanessa Craft said...

Beautiful as always!

Ria said...

Shirley this is gorgeouss!!! Love the watercolours!!

hugs Ria

Kimmi said...

Beautiful card and lovely colours. Love your embellies and the sentiment stamp is beautiful.

Hope all goes well while you have your grandsons to stay!

I havent yet finished chemo, I start my last cycle today and dont finish until August 13th, but thank you for the well wishes.

Lots of hugs to you, will miss your creations but more importantly you!

Kimmi xx

mi sello personal said...

Hi,your blog is so so beautiful...Josefa Laura

Tab said...

oooh gorgeous card, such a beatuiful image, love it!
Hugs Tab xxx

Linnie said...

I love it Shirley nice to see flowers being used in such a wonderful way ..Enjoy your grandsons we have Sam for a week in August i cant wait just love having him around
luv and hugs

Karina said...

Hi Shirley, your new cards are so lovely! You did a great artwork!
Love from Karina

Debbie said...

A wonderful card Shirley, the colours are gorgeous and I love the beautiful sentiment and the pretty beaded flowers. Debbie x

Paula said...

Simply stunning Shirley the image is fabulous and such pretty colours.

Thanks again for the award Shirley sorry i havnt put it on my blog yet ive been poorly with the dreaded swine flu im ok now though.
Paula xxxx

Enfys said...

Fabulous colouring Shirley, love this card. have a lovely time with your boys, hope you don't get too much craft-room-withdrawal-symptoms..
En x

Janet said...

Elegant card Shirley!I hope you are having fun with your grandsons and they don't tire you out too much!X

Spyder said...

Lovely stamped image. Fabby card, love the colours. Have a lovely time with your boys, miss you already!


Jamee said...

awesome card!!! its beautiful :)

Nikki Fairbairn said...

Your card is so pretty Shirley, Have a wonderful time with your grandsons, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Anonymous said...

What a bright and beautiful card Shirley, the flowers are gorgeous.
Carole x

Claireabelle said...

Stunning card