Thursday, 3 February 2011

Card for the Penny Black at Allsorts Challenge - "Say it with Flowers"

Good Morning Ladies, the sun is out and the weather is dry and not so cold and we are of swimming in about 30 mins so Id better pull my finger out and get this card posted. Todays card is for the Penny Black at Allsorts Challenge "Say it Flowers" and Ive used this gorgeous stamp for my card, in fact Ive used my Marvy pens to ink the design on the stamp before stamping it onto white card, I then used my brush and a little water to bleed out the colours. After which Ive cut it out with my rotatrim and then mounted it onto a piece of green pearlescent card, the sentiment was created on my computer and cut out and mounted in the same way as my image. (Can you see my deliberate mistake in my sentiment Ive now turned that weird stroke into a d, how annoying is that).
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of the same green card and three papers from Donna's Bearlymine "Plaids" digi papers, (dont forget that Donna has a 15% discount on all her gorgeous papers at the moment if you scroll down my blog you will find her code and the new beautiful paper sets shes now selling,) a very pretty one for the first layer has had its corners punched with a deep edged Flower corner punch, and on the two following papers which have been layered up, I have used the same design but in the border punch along the two edges, these were then stuck on top of the first layer. Across the middle I have wrapped a seam binding ribbon and attached it to the back of the first mount, and created a bow from the same colour and attached a pearl brad in the centre, this was then stuck on top of the ribbon on the right hand side.
I then positioned my mounted image to the left hand side and the sentiment at the bottom to the right, and to finish of Ive stuck four green pearl gems down the front on the right hand side.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-


Alysha said...

Beautiful card as alway sweetie - enjoy your swim, love Aly xxx

Rach said...

gorgeous shirley, nice save with the sentiment.. xxx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Shirley,love the

Anonymous said...

Oh Shirley-------- thats looks like spring!!!!! Fanrastic!

Dorcas said...

Hi Shirley! Such a pretty card!

Crafty Chris said...

Beautiful Shirley love it nice and fresh and the colours just perfect, fantastic brad.
Chris x

Janette said...

Such a sweet card Shirley, enjoy your day.xx

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

This is gorgeous Shirley,wonderful image............


CraftyC said...

Its gorgeous Shirley. I've not used my Marvy's for years. Love the different colours you've added!

heidy said...

Oh this is beautiful,Shirley!!
XXX Heidy

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, totally gorgoeus card hun, beautiful colours biggest of hugs love pops x x x

Wishcraft said...

This is lovely! Gorgeous image and love the colours you've used :o) Lisa x

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
aww this is beautiful, luv the splash of colour, lovely papers & embelies, sue,x

Autumn Mist said...

This is beautiful, from here it looks as though the flowers are embroidered! When you describe the card I go back and pick out all the little details, which show how much thought and work go into each card.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card, I love those flowers, and the big bow and gem.
Kevin xx

Rainmac said...

What a beautiful card Shirley, I love the flowers and the pretty colours, reminds me that spring isn't far away x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow shirley! this is beautiful!!! i'm lovin' that image - just gorgeous!

swimming? have fun. we're buried under 2 feet of snow - well almost buried - i would be if i ventured out - lol.

hugs :)

Janet said...

A beautiful card Shirley......makes me think of Spring! x

Spyder said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, love the colours


Whimcees said...


This is so beautiful! It looks just like a lovely embroidery! I love the colors - beautiful!

Wishing you a good day!


Barbara Diane

Kerrie said...

Oh my another beautiful creations...

I've left you a little something on my blog.

Ellie said...

Oohhh this is so beautiful! Love the way you colored those flowers! Beautiful colors!!
Thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black at all sorts this month. Good luck and hope to see you again soon!

Shirl said...

Hi Shirley.
A very different image for you on this one. Excellent sentiment. Gorgeous card.
Hugs, Shirl x

Melodie said...

OMG, Shirley, this card is again a masterpiece. You made it so wonderful, and the stamp is a dream.
Hugs and love

louise said...

Your flowers look so pretty and colourful and love the ribbon and detail, thanks for joining us at penny Black at Allsorts.
Louise xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous Shirley, fab floral and colours.

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Super card Shirley - love those flowers!
Clare x

Jules said...

Hi Shirley

A lovely project.

Love how you have used your stamp .. .. the coloured heads on your flowers add some great dimension. I have never tried that .. thank you for the inspiration.

Your ribbon and embellishment look lush!!

Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

Love Jules xx

Shirley said...

Such a pretty card Shirley. I love the punched border and how you have used the punched out bits. I adore the shiny ribbon and must get some of this myself. Your beautifully coloured image is perefect for our theme this month at Penny Black at Allsorts.
Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us and we hope you will join us next month.


Violets Corner said...

What a gorgeous card Shirley! Love the way you coloured the stamp...and saved the sentiment.

Thanks for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts.


Mervi said...

So elegant card, lovely the colours used - and the bow is fab!

Thanks for playing with us
at Penny Black at Allsorts,
- good luck;-))m

Josephine said...

Gorgeous. The image is not your usual style (I think) but it's lovely, and gives a lovely, subtle result. A stunning card!

mueppi said...

What a wonderful card, Shirley!
I love this image!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs and love Gisela

Claire Phillips said...

As always you brighten my day - we need some spring colour now! Lovely card and that green is fab! Cheers Claire x

Tracy said...

Really gorgeous Shirley, Thanks for joining Penny Black At allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Diane said...

This new blog sounds like such a good idea to get an advance on December - I'll go and give it a visit. This card is beautiful, as always, Shirley!
Diane x