Friday, 11 November 2011

Just for fun

This week's theme on the Just For Fun challenge site is 'your favourite colour.

Now this is a difficult one for me, should I go for turquoise, teal, aqua, peacock, kingfisher - do you get the feeling I like the greeny-blue shades?  Doesn't matter really - they are all beautiful.

Friend's birthday on Tuesday so this is for her- she shouldn't be peeking as I've asked her not to look at my blog this week but if you are Kath then close your eyes and press the 'back'button quickly.


Stamp is by Paperbag Studio, which funnily enough Kath bought me for my birthday in May, stamped onto some background paper I coloured a while ago.

The main background is also stamped but as I wasn't impressed I covered it with the most gorgeous flowered vellum, which doesn't show up properly in the photo, and added the even more gorgeous lace (a purchase from the Artsycrafty workshop last month) - this is on strict rationing as I only have about a foot left (not a left foot ha ha).

White flowers from Abakhan were spritzed with Glimmer Mists in Patina, only had a tiny drop left and now it's all gone.  Finishing touches are the pearls I put on the lace and in the centre of the fabric flowers.  Hope I haven't gone over the top on it - what do you think?

14 comments:

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Ann
Definitely not over the top but then again I am a bit on an over the top kinda gal LOL.
Everything is so gorgeous. Always loved that stamp but never got around to buying it. The lace, oh how I love lace and the way you decorated the flowers.
I say, lucky friend.
Wishes
Lynne

Von said...

Lucky friend Ann a gorgeous card :) and rich colour Thank you for sharing it with us at Just For Fun
Von xxx

Ephemera said...

Fabulous feel good card. With the beautiful vibrant blues and that gorgeous stamp. Your friend will love that card. XX

Cath Wilson said...

That's lovely, Ann and I love that image. You like the same colours as I do, although I do like lilacs and some shades of blue and green and pink ... etc, etc. Must admit, I do tend to stick to certain ones, although I've found I use a lot of colours in artwork that I wouldn't dream of using/wearing otherwise. Hard choice, isn't it, lol? xxx

Zoechaos said...

Beautiful colours and so much wonderful texture your friend is very lucky to be getting this terrific card. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room challenge XOXO Zoe

Neet said...

I certainly do not think you have gone over the top Ann, this is beautiful. I am so envious of that lace - oh how could you part with even an inch of it. Thanks for sharing with us on JFF this week. Hugs, Neet x

chrissie said...

Brilliant card it made me smile with the image and the colour-a very classy card

xxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Stunning! Beautiful image and gorgeous colours, love it
Lindsay xx

Alison said...

Stunning card Ann! It has my favourite stamp & colour on it! The lace & flowers are perfect embellishments! x

Carla said...

beautiful stamp and great colours

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Love the stamp - it reminds me of photos of my mother as a young woman. Beautiful colour combinations

florenceandfreddie said...

Gorgeous card Ann. Love the colours and the embellishments. Your friend will be over the moon when she receives this. Great idea colouring the flowers.
Regards Florence x

Dotty Jo said...

One of my most favourite stamps! Have to stop myself using this one over and over again. Love all that yummy blue, gorgeous flowers too, Jo x

Jaqi said...

Lovely card and what a fab image