Saturday 21 May 2011

Bliss in Blue, Green, and Purple


I have birthday season coming again, so I need to get some cards made in preparation. I had a few spare minutes to think about making a card yesterday, but needed a little inspiration.  I came across the new Just Add Ink Challenge   JAI#68

Well, I didn't have the exact colours, but I had similar colours, so I thought I'd give it a go.  I made two cards, one of which I'm entering in the challenge, and the other I'll let you take a look anyway!

The first card and challenge entry:

Stampset: Bliss
Paper: Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue

I really like Bliss, although I sent my thumb to sleep yesterday from all the cutting out - somehow I pinched a nerve, LOL!

The second card I actually made first.  I wanted to have a go at using a Digi Stamp and see if I could use them.  I don't have any Copics or ProMarkers or any type of marker really (I must do something about that!), so I used my blender pens to colour in this lovely little image I found at Little Claire Designs. She's called "Lydia Goes Shopping".

My colouring was a bit dodgy, but my family really like this card.  It was the most excited I've seen them about any of my cards for a while. :-) 

Colours: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue,  Perfect Plum
Ribbon: Certainly Celery Grosgrain
DSP: Washington Apple
I also put some shimmer mist on Lydia's earrings, her belt buckle, and her bag button, but I don't think you can see that in this photo.

So what do you think?  I love having you to visit and hearing what you have to say.



Cassandra said...

I love the first one Michelle and I will definitely be CASing this one. The second, I bet I know who loved it the most, love to know how you found the whole digital stamp experience, haven't tried it yet but want to.

Thanks too for your support, it means alot.

nic said...

these are favorite bit is the layered butterfly. sublime!

Mae's Cachet said...

Both beautiful cards and I love your layered flowers. Thanks for playing this week at Just Add Ink.

Paula Dobson said...

Wow Michelle, you have been busy and I love both of your cards. I also think your colouring is lovely. Thanks for playing at JAI!

KimB said...

You've done a wonderful job - both cards are lovely. The flowers look wonderful spilling out of the corner as does your triple layered butterfly!
Kim (JAI)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards Folly

Marlena M. said...

I love the layers on your butterfly...very effective. That second card is too girls would love that! I knew I saw some bling on her ears when I clicked on the image-very cool! ;)