Thursday, 11 June 2009

Rose in Lilac

I had a very pleasant birthday yesterday, we went out, en famille, to the local gastro-pub and I had a very nice fillet steak, washed down with guiness and blackcurrant, hic!

The rest of the evening was spent with my nose in a midwifery textbook, getting some revision done, ready for my teaching sessions today.

I'm off work tomorrow, I've got a few things on order from Windmill Crafts so I can go and collect those and start preparing for the workshop on Sunday. I've got another card order to fulfil, I really need to get that done over the weekend, too. It's an anniversary card for a Crystal Anniversary - I'm thinking an acetate card base and lots of bling!

In the meantime, I'll leave you with Rose's Garden. For once, I actually looked at the background paper before I coloured an image in! I really must remember to do this in future, the card came together much quicker than usual, and there wasn't the 'explosion in the paper factory' look to my house!

I don't know the make of the patterned papers, but I've cuttlebugged the strip of lilac pearl card. The organza ribbon was blasted with the heat gun to give that curly, 'frazzled' look - I discovered that you dont need much of a blast before the ribbon melts :0 !!
And I've used my new Petite Scallop Oval Nestabilities - love these much!! I might even get the Plain ovals to match, hee!

OK, it's time for the Copic Recipe: Skin - E51, E02, Hair - E33, E35, E57, blended and lightened with E50, Jeans - E31, E33, E35, texture added with E50, Top, Hair ribbon and flowers - V000, V12, RV95, Basket W1, W3, W5, E71, Contents - E35, BG93, C3, Kitten - W1, Outlined the image using B60. White dots on the hair ribbon with a Ranger Inkssentials Pen.

I like this colour palette, I think I'll have to do a Tilda in these colours.

Have you noticed the Rainbow drops? I used them on my last card, too. They're attached with clear glue, they're a bit of a change from brads or gems. They do remind me of sweeties, though, particulary the multicoloured tube of them - they look like Floral Gums, which I loved when I was little, but I don't think they're manufactured now, shame!


  1. I hope you had a FANTASTIC birthday!
    I really need to look at dp before colouring too, I get too eager and colour then having nothing to go with it! LOL! Love those rainbow drops - very cute!
    I like your thoughts with the acetate and bling - sounds great for a Crystal anniversary (or any occassion!)
    Have a super day off crafting tomorrow!

  2. Awww I missed your birthday too! Sorry Alison. Belated hugs and best wishes!

    LOVE this card ... yours just get better and better. Wish I could click on your pics and get a closer look tho ..... might pick up some tips! :o)

    Teri xx


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