Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Happy new home


 I started out making this card for a couple from our church that has moved away to a different state to be closer to their grandchildren.  But once I added the rolled flowers (which it really needed), it won't really be mailable.  Not to worry, though, because my cousin is also moving within the next month and I will be sending him a little gift, so this will fit in the box with no problems.  Since it is a little "girly" I will probably address it to him AND his wife. : )
This chair is the Lazy Paisley image from Squigglefly and I thought it was super cute when I got it.  But let me tell you, now that I highlighted the paisley design with a white gel pen, I LOVE it!  I wish I was better at taking pictures, because the colors on this card (and chair) are gorgeous together.  I use PTI's Ocean Tides cardstock which is a beautiful grayish green I can't even name.  But in the picture, it just looks gray, and it's NOT.  I sponged Ocean Tides ink on it trying to use a technique that totally didn't work--I think it's the wrong kind of ink) so it gives it a mottled, darker look.

Challenges:
DRS Designs #64--paper flowers
Frosted Designs: Fabulous Friday--scallops
Brown Sugar Challenges #35--flowers
Seems a Little Sketchy #36--sketch
Squigglefly #13--use liquid (I stamped the flourishes and then went over them with an SU! blender pen and chalks to create a watercolor look--also didn't come out quite how I had hoped)

Supplies:
Stamps: Squigglefly "Lazy Paisley" digi; Verve "Happy Thoughts" sentiments; Clear Dollar Stamps "Elegant Flourishes"
Dies/punches: spellbinders labels 4; Fiskars scalloped border punch; PTI "Turning a New Leaf" die
PTI Ocean Tides cardstock and dotted ribbon

17 comments:

Shelia said...

Wow is this ever cute!! Love that chair image & your white gel pen adds so much depth!! Beautiful rolled flowers too. Thanks for joining the challenge at DRS Designs!!

Scrapsak said...

What a wonderfull card you have created whit a lovely flower :O)
I wish you the best in draw and thanks for joining us this week!
Have a nice day.
DT Lee Andersen from Brown Sugar

nwilliams6 said...

Wow I love image! How smart to add the gel pen touches - I would love to have a chair like that in my house! Beautiful color choices and touches on this card. If rolled roses didn't add to the cost of mailing cards, I would cover my cards in them as they are my favorite handmade flower. Thanks so much for joining us in the Lovely Liquids Challenge at Squigglefly - Good luck!!!!!

Qie said...

A gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar.

Janett said...

Beautiful card, love the flowers. Thanks for joining the DRS designs challenge.

Holly said...

Beautiful job on this Heather! I love what the highlighting on the paisley adds. Your flowers are just lovely. I think you did a great job making a card that appeals to both males and females. Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge this week.

Kathy Bradley said...

Lovely and elegant card and your image looks so pretty and very comfy. Thanks for joining us at Squigglefly.

Tess Davis said...

Very nice!! Love your flowers! Thanks for playing along with us at Seems A Little Sketchy!!

Karen said...

Lovely card, nice image to use for a new home. Thanks for sharing it with us on our challenge at Brown Sugar.

bumblebee creations said...

what a perfect card for someone just moving!! Thanks for joining our Squigglefly challenge!

Lauri Mccloud said...

I love how your chair turned out. Great use of ink :-) I do like your chalk/blending. It adds a uniqueness.

Over all, this is a fantastic card. I really like it.

Thanks for joining us at SALS!

Lori Apgar said...

Beautiful card!!! The flowers add the perfect touch!! Love the inking on the chair!

Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs for our scallop challenge!!

wannabcre8tive said...

That is a beautiful Paisley chair.

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Wonderful work Heather, I just love that cute chair. Great work on this week's Squigglefly challenge. Thanks for joining us! cheers, Holley

Tamra Pope said...

Cute card...thanks for joining Frosted Designs Scallop Challenge.

Karin said...

I could curl up in that chair right now :) Gorgeous flowers too! Thanks so much for playing along at DRS DEsigns!

Kelly Schelske said...

So pretty! Thank for playing along with us at Seems A Little Sketchy!!

Hugs, Kelly