Saturday, 13 September 2014

Eleanor's Birthday Wishes

Another lovely colour combo, this time at Just Add Ink . I couldn't resist taking part this week and it was time to use some oldies (but goodies) so I've pulled Everything Eleanor and Petite Pairs from my shelf. I kept the design simple with a scroll and three blossoms, all stamped with Momento Black Ink. I coloured the blooms with an Aquapainter and ink squeezed from the ink pad into the lid. I haven't fussed with it too much so the Momento Ink hasn't run, thank goodness! You really should use Stazon when water is involved. The stamens were simply coloured with the Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker.



I knew I had some DSP featuring Crushed Curry, it is the recently retired Eastern Elegance. I cut a cap for the top of the card using the largest Deco Label Framelit, and tied some Bermuda Bay ribbon over the top. I left enough ribbon to tie a bow, but I am the World's worst bow-tyer so I gave up and snipped the ribbon shorter. The middle, larger flower has been fussy cut and raised on a Dimensional. I used a bone folder to curl the petals slightly.



The inside of the card has a layer of Eastern Elegance DSP although I did cover it somewhat with the Whisper White panel. There's another of the large flowers from Everything Eleanor stamped inside, and plenty of room for a handwritten message.





A lovely sunny Saturday in Melbourne, hope it's pleasant where you live ,

Rachel

9 comments:

  1. Rachel - are you getting my comments? They don't seem to be posting? Louise xo

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    1. This is the first comment I've seen Louise....?

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  2. Oh my I love how you've coloured the flowers, they look fab!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink.

    Trish
    JAI Design Team

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments, Trish.

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  3. This is a beautiful card, Rachel. I love the die-cut piece at the top of the card, and you have coloured the flowers so beautifully. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

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    1. Glad you like my card, Christine. It was lots of fun playing with the JAI challenge.

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  4. Oh my goodness this is just gorgeous Rachel! LOVE the depth you've given those flowers with your colouring. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

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    1. Since we got Blendabilities, I'm finding I like all sorts of colouring. Thanks for your comments.

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  5. I really like how your sentiment sits nicely between the scroll and the flowers and how you have balanced the bold colours. Chantell JAI

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It is lovely to receive your positive feedback. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Rachel