Thursday, September 18, 2008

Happy birthday Leonie!

My lovely friend Leonie is having a birthday today and this is the card I made her. Hopefully it should have reached her by now and I'm not spoiling any surprises by posting it here.I used some of the delicious Fall Flowers DSP on an Old Olive base, with Really Rust and Sahara Sand panels on the top. The image and sentiment are from One of a Kind. The flower thingy was stamped in Olive and the sentiment in Rust on Whisper White and layered on Olive CS with wide Olive Grosgrain ribbon wrapped around it. I then did some faux stitching with the mat pack and paper piercing tool and my white gel pen (yes it is a little wonky at the top!). The little flowers from the Pretties kit were coloured with the Rust Marker and there are some little white half pearls from the same kit in their centres. The layout is based on Jen's Sketch for you to try from last Saturday.

This next card is the one I made for my Grandma to replace the one that made Kristina's top ten.
I started this one by wanting to use some of the lovely ribbon that Lauren sent me in the wonderful birthday package (yes I have been hoarding all of those goodies). Isn't it just lovely? So I decided that the colours needed to be Celery, Regal Rose and Rose Red. I stamped the flower from Bloomin' with Beauty onto watercolour paper and coloured it with the aquapainter and inks from the lids of the ink pads. I layered onto Regal Rose and Rose red and roughed up all the edges with the cutter kit. I stamped "Bloom" in VersaMark and coloured it by dabbing on Pastels with a cotton wool ball. The little bee was stamped onto the off cut of the watercolour paper and coloured with Saffron and Basic Black Markers, before I punched it out and stuck it into a Styled Silver circle frame thingy (what are they called???). I used the Designer label punch with some Regal Rose and a larger circle of Rose Red to mount the HPH with some Celery brads. Oh yeah, I rounded the corners with the corner rounder to give it a softer look.

So there you go....two posts in one day...I'm seriously spoiling you guys :) Though you might have thought the first post of the day was a little odd....but if you follow the links to Moogsmum's site you will (hopefully) understand....and anyway, it's only the truth, I am a geek and not at all embarrassed to admit it :)

Hope you all had a fabulous Thursday,


lauren said...

oof! *I* used some o' that ribbon yesterday, as well!!! :) i onlyt made a bow on my mom's birthday prezzie tho...not nearly as creative as your good self! i LOVE that card...and leonie's one, as well!

(btw--your faux stitching is so fab...or SEW FAB?! ok, no, sorry! ...that i thought it was *real*!!! i thought, "oh she must've outlined a few panels while at her mum's & not used 'em yet!!!" so THERE!!!)

June Houck said...

Both cards are very pretty, but I especially love your card for Leonie! Great job and great eye candy :)

Nikki Bond said...

These are gorgeous!!! Love the colors you chose! I'm sure they will love them! {SMILES}

Julia Aston said...

Very pretty duo! I love the green and orange on the first and the flower on the second - nice job on these!

Catherine said...

both cards are so pretty =)


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