Sunday, 6 October 2013

Dynamic Duos #73

Hello!

How is your week-end going? We celebrated our eldest daughter's 11th birthday today. Starting with presents in bed in the morning, to French toast for breakfast, a day filled with pampering by both parents and her sister (including her Mum, that would be ME, tidying and cleaning her tornado-hit room), Playstation with her Dad, and then a gourmet three-course meal for dinner (birthday girl's request was pumpkin soup, roast pork and vegetables, apple crumble and ice-cream). She was lucky to have her birthday on Saturday this year. Most years it is a quick morning celebration before the day starts and a rushed dinner after work, LOL! I think it was a pretty good day, considering the first request was that she would control the tv remote control AND the computer for the day.

I am here to share my card for this week's Dynamic Duos Challenge. The colours are Cajun Craze and Island Indigo. This really did prove a challenge, as I don't have either colour. I was about to run down the road to borrow colours from my friend, when I decided I would have a go at creating the colours myself. The watercoloured portion of the card is the same technique I used in this card. Onto a craft sheet I splodged a variety of colours (Distress ink Broken China, Crushed Olive, Walnut Stain, SU! Not Quite Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Chocolate Chip) and a little gold , sprayed with water, and then squished my white embossed watercolour panel into it all. I was amazed how close I got to the colours I was aiming for!
The patterned paper is from My Minds Eye Merry & Bright (I think). The background stamp is Hero Arts Everything Flower. The sentiment is PTI Boutique Borders: Birthday. 
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Thanks for visiting me!

Michelle
xxx

14 comments:

Lori said...

*SWOON* OMGOSH, Michelle, this is so STUNNING!!! Love it!

Lynn said...

So glad your daughter had a wonderful day...sounds perfect to me...lots of family time with spoiling for the birthday girl! Your card is amazing! I love how you created the colors!

Janet Zeppa said...

Amazing how you nailed the colours with your technique! It's stunning!!!

Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

Absolutely LOVE what you've done here!! This technique is amazing, and beautiful executed! Superb use of the colours this week :) Happy birthday to your daughter!

Tracey McNeely said...

Happy birthday to your daughter, weeken birthday's are the best. Your colours are brilliant, I am super impressed with your daringness. Turned out fantastic!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...wow...wow! Stunning birthday card Michelle, love it.

Hayley Kew said...

This is quite the bold splash of colour and the embossing really sets it off wonderfully :) Great job!

Cathy said...

These colours are gorgeous Michelle, Cathy x

Rosemary said...

your background is absolutely amazing... gorgeous card!

Marybeth said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter!
Oh my gosh this card is gorgeous! Love all the blended colors.

Joyce said...

This is just beautiful. I think not having the colors forced you to think outside of the box with excellent results. Your 11 year old sounds a lot like my 14 year old--a total foodie with sophisticated tastes. I hope she had a wonderful birthday.

Debbie Henderson said...

Wow Michelle, your are GREAT at creating your own colors. Love the effect you created on the background of your card!

Susie Wittwer said...

Wow Michelle! I would never have guessed that you didn't use the exact challenge colors. Amazing results from your mix of inks. Love this card!

Alison Barclay said...

This is just beautiful! I love what you did with the colours - a gorgeous gorgeous card!! xx