Saturday, 3 May 2014

Congratulations with Flowers

Good afternoon everyone! I hope you are having a great afternoon at your place today - here in Melbourne it feels like Winter has arrived already -  we have some heavy rain and freezing wind to keep us inside!! I had hoped to go into the City this afternoon to the Dog Lover's Show that's on this weekend but hopefully the weather is kinder tomorrow and we can go then instead.  Of course an afternoon inside has its bonuses and so here is a card for the Inspiration photo challenge at Just Add Ink this week  - a little earlier than expected :-)


Isn't that so pretty? Pink, gold, blue and white and chevrons :-) And one of those cushions on the sofa has gold Polka dots….which reminded me of the Fancy Foil Gold Vellum :-)
The only problem for me was the flowers - I don't have that many of them currently as am waiting to see what's in the new Catalogue ...but after much ado trying to make some scalloped punch ones and Clay ones …..I decided to go with a slightly different style of layered flower :-) 



The card base is the retired Pretty In Pink and next is a layer of Whisper White underneath the Vellum. Frames are something I am loving at the moment and so used the Oval Framelits to create one here for the Gold embossed greeting.
So the flower is from the Happy Watercolor stamp set and here is stamped and embossed in Gold three times and coloured and layered with a Gold sequin from the Sequin Trim used as a centre. To colour the flower I used a Blender pen - though am looking forward to being able to try the Blendabilities markers soon!! Some Strawberry Slush ink around the edges and lighter toward the centre. 


The punched chevrons have a little gold ink sponged onto them before being added with some dimensionals and the twine is 3 circles - each put together like a figure of 8 with glue dots .

Card stock: Pretty in Pink (retired) Pool Party, Whisper White, Gold Foil Specialty
Designer Series Paper: Gold Fancy Foil Vellum
Inks: Versamark, Encore Gold, Strawberry Slush, Pretty in Pink
Stamps: Sassy Salutations, Happy Watercolor
Accessories: Big Shot, Oval Framelits, Chevron Punch, Hemp Twine (retired), Gold Sequin Trim, Gold Embossing powder, Beautiful Wings Embossilits

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you can check out the wonderful samples by the Design Team at Just Add Ink and be inspired to have a go to!

And seeing as we missed the Dog Lover's Show in the City today here are a couple of photos of our Sally (black Lab) playing with her best friend Monty - Sal's had a sprained hock ( ankle)  - prob due to their rough play! - and has been resting this last week so it was a very happy reunion for the two besties yesterday!


Monty's smile here is obvious - but if you look closely, Sal too is smiling and oh so relaxed!



But she's not off her feet for long - let the teasing begin, who will make the first move??

Happy stamping until next time,

Jan





19 comments:

  1. You've used the elements in the inspiration pics beautifully, Jan; this is just gorgeous! LOVE the flower, and the touches of Pool Party. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week. :)

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    1. Thank you very much Christine! It's a great challenge too :-)

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  2. This is just lovely Jan, you've used lot's of pretty elements, but achieved a very clean look with it...Gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

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    1. Thank you so much Nikki! Lately I usually know what I'm going to do before I sit to make it but this time it was a bit more trial and error - a great challenge :-)

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  3. I just LOVE your card! I wanted to let you know that I’ve chosen your creation as one of my Weekly Picks and linked back to your blog! Thanks so much for sharing your talent. Kathy at stampsatplay.blogspot.com

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    1. Wow, Kathy, am so honoured to be one of your 20 picks this week - the other cards you've chosen are just gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking back and letting me know too :-)

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  4. Such a beautiful, elegant, rich card!!! It's just a work of Art!!!! Love it!!!-Katerina

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    1. Thank you so very much Katerina :-)

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  5. Oh this is so lovely Jan! The vellum is perfect for the challenge and I love the addition of the coloured flowers, chevrons and twine! Just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

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    1. Thank you so much Narelle, it's a great challenge :-)

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  6. Beautiful Jan - I love how you have curled the twine into a flower shape. The gold spotty vellum is just perfect for this challenge too. Chantell JAI

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    1. Thanks very much Chantell :-)

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  7. I love that big oval gold frame Jan, its a fabulous design elements and looks great accented with the flower, butterfly and chevrons. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

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    1. Thanks so much Kim :-) I am loving making frames lately too :-)

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  8. There is so much to love about this card! I think my favourite element is the twine loops -it's a great look. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink.

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    1. Thank you very much Tina :-)

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  9. Well done Jan, for winning the JAI challenge. Your card is beautiful.

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  10. What a stunning card.. You deserve to be choosen

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  11. Super congrat's on an amazing card lovely Jan!! YOu totally deserve it!! YAY!
    Smiles Sharnee :)

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