Saturday, March 31, 2012

It's a Blue Day.

Rubbish? Not on your nelly. These are snippets left over from my large paper rose making mahem (all will be revealed on a later post.)
Cue the fabby die I won on Fiona's blog. Lots of die cutting later
and now their rubbish!!!!
I wanted to enter the challenge on Joan's gardens this week and as its using up loads of tiny bits of off cuts it is perfect also for Pixie's snippets. The challenge is to cover a 3"x3" Post A note, use some kind of die cut for the background, purple is the colour and use a butterfly or something from nature .Ok got that.
I used an off cut of 300gsm cream card and an embossing folder with a flower shape not unlike the flower die for the cover and brushed over with yellow peralescent chalk. Corners were cut out using the sizzix corner trellis die from an off cutof white stock card which I then painted using sunflower Luminarte paint. Flowers were painted using winsor & Newton Ink colour 971 violet. Layered up with a bead in the centre they look quite like small viola's. Bird shape was cut from pale yellow card stock and the twirly bits are meantt to look like his wings.
The top page of the pad is decorated using the single petals to keep the page flat and a further corner florish. Bitterly disapointed in the way the photo is depicting the flowers as being blue.
They aren't.
Here is the bottle to prove it! Hopefully the recipient of this gift will like the colour.
Entering into the following challenges.
Crafty snippets: Use your snippets.
Joan's Gardens: Cover a Post A Note.
One stitch at a Time: Anything Goes.


CG said...

Such a lovely card! Thanks so much for joining us at OSAAT! Best, CG

Joan Fricker said...

Very pretty and a nice gift for your friend!

Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly Challenge.


Joan Fricker said...

Very pretty and a nice gift for your friend!

Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly Challenge.


Doreen said...

I love this...gorgeous flowers and Lovely

Jam Dalory said...

What a great idea and a gorgeous gift. I bet the recipient will be thrilled. x

Darlene said...

Nicely done! Your flowers are perfect! Thanks for sharing!


Sandra H said...

Gorgeous card Mrs A lovely flowers and l have lots of snippets like that too!!

Hettie said...

That is such a pretty card there Mrs A and love that vivid blue! Well done x

Faye said...

I'm sure I will love it! ;) xx

Bernie said...

Oh My Gosh this is stunning! Love the colors and all the lovely textures.

Sunshine Girl said...

Its lovely - I bought the new T!m flower sizzix die the other week and had a happy few hours cutting out and inking loads and pairing them up together - cant beat a little bag of ready made flowers can you.

Sarn said...

WOW - this is FAB Mrs A. Very intricate work.

I'll see you over at the swings later xxx

Linby said...

So pretty and a lovely gift.

Selma said...

This is such a pretty Post It note cover. Your flowers are beautiful. I like the embossed cover too. Thanks for joining us in our challenge at Joan's Gardens.