Sunday, November 29, 2009

Flowers for my Favourite Aunt

I made this card for an Aunt of mine who has her 82nd birthday next month.  She is a real live-wire and also loves her garden, so this card 'fits' her perfectly.

I put the dp through the cuttlebug using the D'Vine swirls, and it broke the surface of the colour, so to hide that, I covered the swirls with Kindy Glitz, love the result!!  I sponged the edges with versacolor  Raspberry ink.

The flowers are a set of three - same flower but different sizes from kiwistamping, and I painted them with twinkling H2Os, using hints from Lovely Linda's tutorial about colouring.

The leaves I cut from green paper, crimped them, and then touched them on an Adirondack Bottle Green inkpad.  Not obvious, but it adds amazing dimension!!

As can be seen, I mounted the flowers at different levels - the largest on a full sized dimensional, then I cut one in half to mount the medium sized ones (very fiddly, be warned) and the smallest flowers were simply mounted with double sided tape.

The butterfly is one from Hero Arts which I love using. Again it was painted with Twinkling H2O's.  I decided that there was enough sparkle and dimension not to add any pearls or anything more!!

Thanks for calling by - I love to know that you have called and really appreciate any comments.

Have a blessed day!!


Lovely Linda said...

Wahoo - look at you go Maxine! This is gorgeous and your Aunt will love it - how could she not! Love the colours and that colouring - gorgeous - thank for the link to my get a A+ for your colouring! Love the bright and cheery colours with just the right amount of bling! Well done Maxine! Thanks for sharing! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

WOW!! Spectacular card, Maxine!!