Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Fruit and Flowers for a birthday

Look at me go today: first of all, I've managed to get my Facebook page up and running - and about time too I hear you say! I'd love it if you'd pop over and 'like' it. And second, I've come over all girlie and pink! It's all down to Dynamics Duos who have dug me out of my comfort zone with their latest colour challenge, Calypso Coral and Blushing Bride, with a little help from the ladies at Less is More who provided the fabulous sketch. Come and see:

Card stamped with Fruit and Flowers from Stampin' Up

The curved-cornered panel as been stamped with a design using Stampin' Up's Fruit and Flowers stamp set. When thinking about the sentiment banner I noticed that this beautiful hand-writing-style sentiment overlapped the panel and would work on its own for the sketch, so I stamped it first on the white layer and then, lining it up with my stamp-a-majig, on the floral panel.

Happy birthday sentiment from A Word For You by Stampin' Up

It was quite hard to take a photo of that but this one gives you the general idea! When stamping a background like this, I like to add definition with the matching markers. I don't know if you can see but I added a shadow to the coral flowers using my Blushing Bride marker and darkened the side of the centres with the Calypso Coral pen before adding the pearls. It really does help the flowers to pop!

Here are the challenges I've been working from today:


Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Fruit and Flowers, A Word For You
Ink: Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Basic Grey
Card stock: Whisper White, Calypso Coral
Other: Markers, Basic Pearls, corner rounder, stamp-a-majig
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My daughter is deep into exams and driving lessons but is gamely trying to keep up with her chores. "That reminds me," she said guiltily at the weekend. "I must tidy up my habitaci├│n!" (She came over all Spanish at the end - something she often does as she seems to think language is best in 'pic 'n' mix' form!) "I know what that means!" said my youngest son smugly. "Know what what means?" said my daughter. "Tidy?!" For the record, I am the only member of this household that knows what 'tidy' means!

I have got something REALLY exciting to show you tomorrow and I can barely contain myself, so do come back and see!

27 comments:

  1. Hi Vicky
    Fabulous ... Love the colours....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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  2. So pretty, love the CAS look!

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  3. Very pretty Vicky, some lovely stamping on this sweet card!

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  4. What a pretty card Vicky-i love how you have made the background.This is a perfect take on the sketch :)
    Nessa xx

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  5. This is really pretty Vicky, I started to try with these colours yesterday and failed miserably!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  6. Gorgeous colours on your card Vicky and love the stamps. ....I know what you mean about children being untidy my youngest was dreadful but now she's ultra tidy and her house is very minimal....she's has the sane problem with her children now!

    Anne

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  7. Fabulous card Vicky and I love pink! :) Love your new photograph.
    Suzi B xx

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  8. This is GORGEOUS Vicky.

    Congrats on getting you FB page done. xxx

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  9. Gorgeous soft colours - really lovely feminine take on the sketch.
    Tara
    x

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  10. Beautifully stamping, Vicky. Love the colours and pretty pearl accents.

    Sorry for being a BAD blogger. I promise to try harder and keep up xx

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  11. Gorgeous!! Thanks for the shading tip!

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  12. This is lovely Vicky. I think this is such an unusual colour combo, but it really works.

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  13. So pretty, I agree with Suzi B - love your new pic:-)

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  14. Beautiful card, Vicky. You have incorporated the lovely colours and the sweet sketch so well together. Perfect.

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  15. Love your take on the sketch Vicky and the colours are so pretty! Welcome to FB I've liked you:)
    Val x

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  16. Gorgeous card Vicky. Don't think I would have thought of that colour combo but it looks great.

    Kat xx

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  17. If those colours are out of your comfort zone they are way beyond mine!!! Much too girlie for me but your feminine card is so delicate and pastel and I love how the sentiment stands alone in place of the banner :0)
    It's good to see you on Facebook too!!
    Jenny x

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  18. What an absolutely stunning card! The colours work so well together and I love the soft muted look of the background stamping. The sentiment works perfectly overlapping the panel. Another inspired card. x x

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  19. Hi Vicky. Gorgeous colours and a great take on the sketch! Lovely

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  20. This is absolutely beautiful. The colours are so soft and pretty! Great work!

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  21. I'm glad that we got you out of your comfort zone this week, Vicky! Great job with the challenge - thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos this week :o)

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  22. Hi Vicky, I love your accurate stamping of you sentiment and I'm in awe of your ability to stamp collage style. When I do it, it just looks a mess! x

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  23. Fabulous take on the sketch Vicky, great stamping as always too :) Viv xx

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  24. Loving this and the colours that you have used just pop out at you ! x

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  25. Gorgeous card Vicky, the colours are lovely and I love the soft background stamp :)

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x