Sunday, August 23, 2009

Cocoa Daisies

We have had a busy weekend (to finish a heavy week), and the next few won't be any more relaxing than this one I'm sure! We did one of the walks at Edith Falls yesterday that we've been meaning to do for AGES. Paul has done it with the School Holiday program before, but I hadn't ventured in that direction yet - and the last time I did a walk at Edith Falls I was 8 1/2 months pregnant with Luana!!
We had a lovely day paddling (me slipping on wet rocks into the water!), laughing and picnicking, only to find out just as we were walking back we'd only made it to Long Hole Pool, not Sweetwater Pool like we had intended... that was still a further 2km on. Oh well, it was a lovely spot to pass a few hours and we'll head back to Sweetwater when Luana is a bit older and won't have to be on Paul's shoulders quite so much!
After such an energetic day yesterday, we just caught up with a few things around the house and had coffee with a friend today. I was able to sit down tonight to make a card after Luana had gone to bed. It feels like ages since I've sat down and felt somewhat inspired.
Tonight I put together a card using the latest Scrapmaster's Paradise Colour Challenge and Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge:

I substituted Close to Cocoa for Soft Suede, although I do think this combo would work better with the Soft Suede. I shadow stamped the daisies from Upsy Daisy by using first and second generation stamping in Close to Cocoa, moving the stamped to the right a bit in between. This was mounted on a thin border of Close to Cocoa card. I also inked up the greeting from Great Friend in the Spring Mini with Close to Cocoa and used a blender pen to take the ink off 'friend' before using my Green Galore Stampin' Write marker to add colour. This was punched with the 1 3/8" circle punch and mounted just off a Close to Cocoa punched circle the same size. The strip of DSP comes from Candy Lane, and it's a bit hard to see but the edges of the Green Galore are sponged and swiped to soften the effect a little.
I'm not sure about the green, but I thinks it's a sweet card non-the-less.
I'm off to bed now for a well earned sleep! Pity I need to work tomorrow!

Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Great Friend (Spring Mini)
Card: Close to Cocoa, Green Galore, Whisper White
DSP: Candy Lane
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Green Galore
Punches: 1 3/8" circle


Susan said...

Beautiful card - love the shadow stamping. Thanks for taking the SPCC challenge!

Elise said...

This is a lovely card! I SO adore the shadow you created to make those flowers POP! Great job! Looks to me like you adapted those colors very well! This sure is a fun color challenge! Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card. I love the stamping technique. Thanks for joining us at SPCC!

Melisa-SP Diva

Emily said...


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Heidi said...


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Kristina said...

Simply stunning - the colours look great on this card. Well done.

Julia Aston said...

This is so pretty! love the brown and green color combo and that great silhouette flowers stamp!

Stephanie *SP Diva* said...

Love this pretty card! Great job!

travelingmama said...

This is so cute! I love your card!!

~kelly marie~ said...

Wow! Gorgeous! Love the shadow on the silhouette of the flowers! Great layout too!! :)

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is really pretty! I love how you highlighted the "friend" in green. Beautiful!

suzARTe said...

I love this card, such clean lines and beautiful central image