Sunday, 23 January 2011

A Single Rose

Hello everyone and I hope your weekend has been good so far. I've unfortunately had to catch up on the dreaded housework (should be banned!!!) as I've had a lot of accounts work to do this week. I did manage to sneak in a little bit of me time for some crafting though and have managed to finish a card that happily fits several challenges.
I've used Sarah Anderson's colours from this week's Play Date Cafe:

Aren't those birds too cute!

My card features a background paper made using my Watercolour Crayon Technique (there's a link on my sidebar to the tutorial on how to make this) which I love as it produces a textured, distressed looking paper which is easy to stamp on. I used orange and green Neocolor 11 crayons and stamped on a flourish from a My Paper World Viva Decor clear stamp set (available from The Craft Barn) using Spiced Marmalade and Crushed Olive Distress inks.
I made a flower using textured card die cut with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die Set. I drew round the edges with an olive marker to make them stand out and then scrunched the flowers and added some Stickles in Orange Peel. I used a large button for the centre.
The greeting is a lovely saying from Paper Artsy's Hot Picks HPXT04 and this one struck a chord with me as I love my garden and particularly the roses but would be lost without my friends. I finished off with some Nestabilities shapes and punching with a Martha Stewart border edge punch.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
The Play Date Cafe PDCC65 Colour Challenge - Grey, Green and Orange
Sunday Stamper - Push The Button
The Stamp Man - All Distressed
Daring Cardmakers - It's All About Me

Thanks for looking
Fliss

16 comments:

  1. Hi, Fliss. Your card is amazing, I love the background and that flower! I had a look at your Watercolour technique, it's really interesting, I've got Caran d'Ache and I'll give it a go. Thank you for sharing! Miria xx

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  2. A really beautiful card and a wonderful sentiment. Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

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  3. Wow, this is pretty! That big gorgeous flower with the glittered edges is dazzling! Glad you joined us at The Play Date Cafe :)

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  4. That is so beautiful! I love it! I've had a play with that colour combo this weekend too. It's probably saying we are ready for spring!

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  5. A beautiful stamped background Fliss, and a glorious colour combination. Love the sentiment - how true it is! Fab. flower too.
    Hugs, Sylvia xxx

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  6. A lovely card Fliss! I am loving that background you created :) Thanks for playing at the PDCC this week!

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  7. Very pretty... loving the colour choice, thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper... although.. I may have to fine you for mentioning that H word when I am still recovering from doing the ... erm... H word in my Room of Stash ROFL Oooh and I love the canvas flower.. nearly forgot to tell you that!! hugs x

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  8. What a gorgeous card Fliss. Love the flower and the design you have created on the paper.(I thought that background stamp was familiar, I remember you showing me those stamps at the Craft Barn & they were so lovely I bought the same set.)
    Housework is such a drag when you want to be crafting.

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  9. oh fliss hun this is just amazing,love the,flower gosh so effective,hugs cheryl xxxx

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  10. Wow, that background you've created is so amazing! It works great with your flower. Thanks so much for playing along again at the Play Date Cafe.

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  11. Sooo pretty! Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers A Card for Me challenge this week

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  12. I love this great card Fliss, particularly the colours and your watercolour crayon technique.
    Thanks for playing with us at The Stamp Man this week and good luck.
    Hope you have a good week.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  13. What a beautiful card, Felicity! I just love the magic you've created with Distress Inks and Stickles! Truly amazing! Thank you so much for playing with us, this week, in the Cafe!

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  14. Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe this week!

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  15. Lovely card - very bright! Love your blog background too.

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  16. Love the green-orange combo and the flower you've made is just fab. Thank you for joining Daring Cardmakers this week!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. Your thoughts mean a great deal to me.
Fliss xx