Tuesday, 7 September 2010

A Card for Kennys Challenge - "Swirls and Pearls"

Good Morning Girls, well the weather has changed once more it looks as though we are in for an early Autumn lets hope its not going to be a bad winter after last years one Im not sure any of us wants one like that. I meant to tell you we had a phone call from New Zealand on Saturday from my brother in law, he lives in Christchurch and had been effected by the earthquake, he had a cupboard fall on his car, not sure what other damage he had but Im sure it wasnt much fun for him or his neighbours as the electric and other main services had been turned of because of it.
Anyway todays card has been created for Kennys challenge which is Swirls and Pearls, Ive used this young madam to colour and then cut her out with the new Nestabilitie Labels Die Fourteen, Ive used the die to draw around to create the mount as the next one up was to big for it. The sentiment is one of stash ones and this was stamped onto white card inked around the edge and mounted onto a piece of blue card. I should have said before mounting the image up Ive used a small florish stamp around the edge with some catseye inkpads, then mounted it up on the blue mount.
The base card is a 7"x 7" white card and Ive used the papers from Donna's Extreme Designs Vol.1 these are all blue papers, the first one is an all over flower and swirl one, and the second is a butterfly swirl one, the third one is a dark blue paper with yet more swirls on and this one was cut in a strip and Ive used one of my arch border punches on it both sides, then ran a piece of the blue pearlescent card through my cuttlebug with a swirl embossing folder, this was then stuck across the middle of the third paper.
Ive then positioned my mounted image in the centre and my sentiment at the bottom on the right. To finish of Ive created two swirls with my bazzil basics template and some pearl gems, one at the top on the right and another at the bottom on the left. The last thing is the blue rose bouquet at the top on the left which has been stuck on with some silicone glue and a couple of pearl pins stuck in the centre and a blue ribbon wrapped around the bunch.
This card is to be entered in the following challenges:-


Crafty Chris said...

Hi Shirley
Fantastic card beautiful colours, I just love these KK images.
Chris x

Melodie said...

Good morning, dear Shirley,
your card is again so stunning, really wonderful.

Stefanie`s Bastelecke said...

Wow, your card looks fantastic !!! I like the KK-Image and the combination of colours and papers is perfect.


mueppi said...

Hello Shirley
what a lovely card with such a cute image!
Your colouring is fantastic like allwyas!!!!!
Hugs and love Gisela from the raining germany

Christine said...

Hi Shirley love this awesome creation stunning image & colouring love your layout..fab colours...

smiles Christine xx

Anonymous said...

Hi shirley--- wonderful paper combination and colours and a great motive f0r you girls


Gorgeous card Shirley - love the image and the swirly embossing. Your colouring is beautiful, as always.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Riet said...

Beautiful card Shirley,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Josephine said...

That label die is just perfect for that stamp, isn't it? I love the combination of papers and colours, and that shimmery embossing too!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how beautiful!! I so love all the blue and sparkle!! Gorgeous Shirley!

Elaine said...

Oh so gorgeous Shirley!
Loving these images, and your colouring is perfect. Fab colours, I do love blues.
Hugs Elaine xx

Janette said...

Brilliant card for a brilliant image Shirley...so love kennyk images..xxx

Berenice R. said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing :)

Jill said...

wow beautiful card shirley the embossing looks gorgeous and I love your layout thanks for joining us at KKKG hugs Jill xx

Swaantje said...

What a fantastic card!
The girl is great..

Rainmac said...

Wow what a stunning card Shirley xxx

Angela said...

Another fabulous card Shirley - I'm just ctching up with your wonderful cards - you have bben busy again this week!!
Angela x

Patty said...

this is a great card. I love to see everyones take on these images. You did an outstanding job!

Heather said...

ACK!!! HOW FUN IS SHE>!>! Great card. I love the colors and the way you showcased this fun image.

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Glad your BIL was not harmed!! Lovely card!! Thanks for joining us at the KKKG challenge!