Friday, 15 March 2013

Saturated Canary card for my mum!



Last minute.com strikes again! Tomorrow is my darling mum's 70th Birthday so today I braved the depths of  my craft room junk room, cleared about a foot square space on my work desk and set to work.

This is what I ended up with! I wanted something a bit different from the 6x6 inch square cards that I normally do. The image I had already printed needed a larger background too. I exaggerated the mis-mash shape by making the Happy Birthday sentiment strip a little wider than the card base too.


I had seen some lovely "porcelain look" flowers on some blogs recently but most seem to have been created using UTEE. Seeing as I didn't have any, I attacked my flowers with some Glossy Accents. I took a bit of a risk really, being so short of time and not having a clue how they would turn out. Not quite as 3D as I had pictured, but quite fun to do!


 A bit of glitter works wonders. Also shown here is the script embossed backing I used to strengthen the top part of the card. I really would have preferred a more subtle effect here by inking the back of the embossing folder but the script writing would have then been back to front. (I did try this but thought it looked funny.LOL) 


Lace and twine add texture.


 Apologies for the lighting!


I have made this with a few challenges for inspiration-thank you. I need all the help I can get at the moment.

Saturated Canary Challenges - Read all about it.
ABC Challenge - Just as You Like it.
Cute card Thursday - Anything Goes.
Basic Grey Challenges - Spring is in the air.  ( I used BG Baby Girl, Isabelle, I think it is?) 
Totally Gorjuss - For mum. ( hope this is ok as it's her birthday card, not for Mother's Day!)

Got some exciting crafting ahead, watch this space!
xXx

13 comments:

Kath said...

Your Mum will love the card I am sure. I hope she has a lovely birthday.

Net said...

That's lovely Adele - perfect for the Mum challenge at Totally Gorjuss

Kat said...

Lovely card Adele. Love the unusual shape. Your flowers have turned out really well, they're really pretty. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Hope your Mum has a lovely birthday.

Kat x

anna_chronistic said...

Beautiful card - I LOVE the details and sparkle on this. Just lovely!

Louise said...

Beautiful card, love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at ABC for our challenge
hugs Louise

Lauren said...

Loads of detail, I love it :)

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is gorgeous, and I'm sure your Mom will adore her card. I know what you mean about making cards last minute for our loved ones (been there).

Loopylou. said...

this is just gorgeous and I love the shine on the flowers.
thank you so much for sharing it with us over on the saturated canary challenge blog
Hugs Lou xxx

Nicky said...

Beautiful card love the colours you have chosen. Hope the delivery you are waiting for comes soon. (above post)

Yolanda Rodriguez said...

What a great card! I adore Saturated Canary stamps. I love your coloring and the layout. Thanks for the inspiration. By the way, I have some blog candy on my blog if you would like to enter:
http://yolieville.blogspot.com/2013/03/blog-candy.html

Jacqui P said...

Wow just lovely! great colours and details!
Thankyou for joining the fun this time over at basicgrey challenges
hugs
Jacqui P x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, your creation is absolutely gorgeous,thank you for joining us at Saturated Canary this time huggles Pops x x x

Andie's Space said...

Hi Adele,
This is gorgeous. I love your colouring of this beautiful image. The flowers turned out really well too. I bet you Mum loved it. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges.
Hugs,
Andie xx