Saturday, June 30, 2012

Happy Summer Holidays!

Well, I got into my usual summer routine right away this morning - coffee on the deck in the sun with the daily crossword from the newspaper.  I won't be able to do that again until we get home from holiday - but that's fine!

Today's card is a combination of two challenges -
The sketch is from Mojo Monday and the colours are from Create with Connie and Mary - Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Basic Grey.  I always get a little nervous when I see Real Red.   I thought of flowers when I put the three colour scraps on my table and so I tried doing the spreading ink technique.  Now that I actually look back at my technique card, I see that I should have used glossy white paper.  Ah well.

Have a fantabulous Saturday - I'm off to get some stamping business done while doing laundry and packing.  I want to have everything ready for our trip today so that I can enjoy Canada Day tomorrow.  Thanks for visiting.


Jen Mitchell said...

The flowers are beautiful! The embossed layer adds some lovely texture and I love that little bit of bling! Thanks for joining us at Create With Connie and Mary!

Carrie Sampsel said...

This is such a pretty card and you did a fabulous job with those flowrers. Great job with the color challenge this week and thanks for joining us over at Create with Connie and Mary.

Deb said...

Fabulous card, Joan!! Love the flowers! And the real red really sets it all off! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

I love the embossing on the flowers...really makes them stand out and the little extra bling from the rhinestones! Thanks for playing with us in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday challenge!

Connie Babbert said...

Oh, haven't done that technique for a is perfect with that flower set! Love the bling, too! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Lisa Martz said...

Embossing makes things easier to color in...I like that! It also adds a little shine and sparkle...I like that too. Great layout. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge this week!

Melissa Davies said...

Texture and layers and shine, OH MY!! This card is fabulous! Thanks for playing along this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

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