Saturday 1 March 2014

Serenity Prayer

Hi everyone, I was really excited when Marina from Inkspirational asked me to be a guest designer for this colour challenge. I seem to use purple a lot so I definitely think it's one of my favourite colours!

For more information pop over to Inkspirational, the design team have some wonderful projects to inspire you.
I bought this verse stamp recently from Jemac Stamps and this is the first time I've inked it up.
 I recall having this prayer and the Desiderata hanging up at home when I was growing up, so finding the stamp brought back lots of fond memories.
I tried the Belleek inspired technique for the background. There are so many beautiful examples by card makers and I'm not sure where I first saw it. I brayered the label side of the embossing folder with bundled sage distress ink, so the embossed card came out with the raised white design highlighted. I love the effect, just need to practice a lot more!

The greenery is cut from snippets of green card with Memory Box Madeira die. I've trimmed pieces off to fit into the corner. The flower is one of the Stampin Up Flower Shop stamps, coloured with Inktense pencils and shaped. I layered 2 together for dimension.

I'm linking up to a couple of challenges.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop where you just need to use a snippet on your card to join in.
At Cuttlebug Mania the theme is Let's Feel It, to add texture. You also need to use a manual machine like a Big Shot for your project.

Materials used: Rebecca embossing folder; Jemac Stamps verse; Stampin Up Flower Shop; Inktense pencils; distress ink; Mpress label die; Memory Box Madeira Corner die.

Thanks for visiting :)
Cathy x


Marina said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! The design of the card reflects the 'serenity' of the verse.The flowers are perfect - what a beautiful shade and really worth zooming in on for the detail.
Thank you so much for being our wonderful guest for this Inkspirational challenge. Marina

scrappymo! said...

This is so pretty. Love this Belleek effect you have created.!

Di said...

Absolutely beautiful card Cathy. Love the background, it's a fun technique, and the verse and flowers are perfect.

No need to rush and make a third card. I just checked and you entered at least one last week plus two this week which makes up the three. Have added *3* for you :-)



rachel said...

wow - wonderful card Cathy - that flower looks real - gorgeous embossing and fab colours too xx

Sue - said...

Beautiful card, love the embossed background.

Nikki said...

This is beautiful Cathy. Those flowers are stunning, love the background and the beautiful framed sentiment. So glad you are our Guest Designer for this challenge at Inkspirational.


Darnell said...

A totally stunning card, Cathy! Congratulations on the latest GD appointment! Very well-deserved! You are becoming famous and I'm delighted!! Hugs, Darnell

sandie said...

This is a wonderful prayer and you have displayed it in the most perfect way. Those flowers are such a rich purple, gorgeous. So pleased you joined us as GDT this week x

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Gorgeous card, Cathy - I dropped by Inkspirational and saw your picture there - nice to see how you look like!

Loll said...

Hi Cathy. Your purple flowers are GORGEOUS!! They just pop off that beautiful Belleek-inspired background - great job! Congrats on being the Guest Designer at Inkspirational - well deserved! Loll xx

Nonni said...

Your card is beautiful, Cathy,so elegant and the purple flowers are stunning. Thanks for guest designing for us at Inkspirational!

Kimbo said...

This is just beautiful Cathy, the flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

roffeycreations said...

Really lovely Mxx

Kerry said...

Love the colour purple and your card is very pretty. Thank you for joining in with our Let's Feel It challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x

Bonnie said...

I've tried the Belleek technique and it's really hard to get the color even! Your's is beautifully done and so pretty with the purple flowers and wonderful prayer!

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful Cathy! The background looks fabulous and I love the coloring on those flowers. It looks like this color combo was perfect for you. =) It is great to have you designing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna