Thursday, 8 September 2011

What's the story?...

Hello crafty folks! How goes it? Hope you're all well. Today's post is a bit different for me ie a bit more traditional/less cutesy! My Mum asked me to make a card for my Auntie's birthday in September so I thought these Morning Glories from Papertrey Ink would be perfect!

I used Morning Glories stamp from the Year of Flowers which I coloured with watercolour pencils and outlined with a warm copic. I cut out using the Button card die from PTI. The front panel is stamped and cut using the Garden Variety stamp set and die. The mini fork, trowel and sentiment are all from the same set and I used the matching die for these. The background paper is Basic Grey.

I'd like to enter this into:
Passion for Papertrey- design team inspiration, inspired by Betsy Veldman's post here
Daring Cardmakers- morning glories/asters
Creative Card Crew- anything goes
Crafty Creations- anything but square card
The Paper Variety- use a stamp!
Charisma Cardz- inspired by a song- Morning Glory from What's the Story Morning Glory by Oasis


Close up of the Morning Glories. Surprisingly these took a while to colour even though it's a small image. Sometimes I wonder if I put too much detail into my colouring when the image is small and wonder whether the recipient would notice it!!

Just wanted to show you this cute little stamp my sis bought me whilst on her travels with work. It's from Docrafts. I thought it'd be so cute for stamping on the back of Christmas card envelopes, kinda like a seal! What dya think?!

Crafty stash used: Stamps (PTI); Watercolour pencils; Copics; All dies (PTI); Paper (Basic Grey); Cardstock (Stampin Up); Bakers twine; button; pearl

13 comments:

Bubbles said...

A really lovely card Steph, thank you for entering it into our Charisma Cardz challenge.
Joanme x

Shelly said...

I love the blue and the green colour combination :o) lovely

shelly X

Keilly said...

Gorgeous card, I love the image you chose and your beautiful colouring. Thanks for joining us at the Daring Cardmakers this week!

PinkAngelCrafts said...

A really pretty card Steph,i knew which song it was before i read it :)

Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week and good luck!

Jamilie said...

Just gorgeous!! Love the detail.. Thank you for celebrating with us this week at TPV!

Kate Lewis said...

I love your take on Betsy's card Steph, what beautiful colouring! I think your new stamp would make a lovely seal on cards! Thank you for joining us on A Passion for Papertrey, Kate x

NGCARDS said...

A gorgeous card hun! Thanks for playing with us at Charisma Cardz this week! xxx

Rebekah said...

So fab thanks for sharing at CCC Hugs Rebekah xx

Cheryl said...

oh hun just gorgeous work just love the colors you have used on this really beautiful hugs cherylxxxx

Leah the Orange said...

this is lovely! i always envy those who can turn a garden themed image (or multiple images) into a nice card. you've done a fabby job, and i love the bold colours! thanks so much for joining the Charisma Galz this week, and good luck!

Aimes said...

So very pretty! Your colouring is gorgeous too!
Thanks for joining us on A Passion for Papertrey!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Inkyfingers said...

The detailed colouring is lovely on your card Steph and I really like the colours and composition.
Hugs
Carol x

victoria h said...

a perfect card for someone with green fingers - love that papertrey ink seed packet.