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


Miria said...

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

Lynda said...

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

Lynda xxx

Michele Gross said...

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

Sally H said...

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!


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

Fiona said...

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

Hels Sheridan said...

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

Fiona said...

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.

Cheryl said...

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

Jaclyn Miller said...

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.

Kathy said...

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

Brenda Brown said...

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

Jinny Newlin said...

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!

Libby Hickson said...

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

Elaine said...

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

asia wu said...

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