Sunday, 17 August 2014

Blue bouquet on green

Hi, we had some much needed rain here over the last 24 hours, hopefully our water tanks have had a nice top up! 

I needed a card for a friend's birthday and was inspired by the colour challenge at Just us girls.

The flower heads were diecut from snippets of watercolor paper, so I'm visiting the snippets playground
 I tried an old set of watercolor paints my sister gave me years ago but I wasn't very happy with the result!
So, I spritzed over the top with blue patina perfect pearls mixed with water to blend the colours a bit better.

I'm also linking up to the challenge at Seize the Birthday where it's anything goes,

and to Simon Says Wednesday Challenge where the theme is Summer.

Materials used:
Memory Box bella bouquet die; distress inks; watercolor paint; blue patina perfect pearls;
Scrollwork frame embossing folder; sentiment sticker.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
thanks for visiting, Cathy x


22 comments:

Sue - said...

Pretty card Cathy and great use of snippets.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Those flowers turned out beautifully, I will have to remember this trick! Love the soft green background, too. You rocked these colors! Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Karen M said...

Love the pretty flowers and your embossed background looks great too:) hugs xx

sue t. said...

Cathy I love your card! I love the blue flowers against the rich green background! Great job! Thanks for your kind remarks on my blog. Please play along again at Just Us Girls!

Kristie Goulet said...

Very pretty card, Cathy! Great use of the colors for JUGS challenge. :)

Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful birthday card! Love the little flowers and your embossed background. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Yes I like this one the ef is fab.. Mxxx

scrappymo! said...

I think your card and the flowers are lovely. I was given one of these diecuts by a friend...I will have to see if she popped two into the packet!

Pretty card!

Susanne Vargas said...

Those shimmery, blue flowers are so pretty on the green background!

Sue said...

Just catching up on your beautiful cards Cathy:) some beauties here..huggles Sue xx

Susie Wittwer said...

This background is SO pretty! Great card!
Thank you for joining us at Seize The Birthday. :)

Anita in France said...

So pretty, Cathy ... the shimmer is just lovely! Anita :)

MaryH said...

Always love to see how you've used a MB die. This one is so pretty with the patina'd watercolors. Such a beautiful combination of your card colors too. Well done!!! TFS & Hugs.

Caryn said...

Great use of the die and love your embossed back ground - very pretty card.
Thanks for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Summer Challenge!
Caryn xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah great work Cathy.... also love vellum one below... loved or rain too here. We've had 1/3 our normal rain fall this year. Sad for farmers and tank users too. No doubt you'd like some more too. We had 50mm and grateful. Shaz in Oz.x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Great use of the snippets, it's a very pretty card.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Nancy said...

Really nice card Cathy! You nailed our colors perfectly over at Just Us Girls and also glad you linked this up with us over at Seize the Birthday too! Have a great day!

Di said...

Oooh this is lovely Cathy! Great use of snippets and such pretty colours too. I adore that die - sitting on my hands here lest they stray to an online craft supplies shop! Which means I'm typing this with my nose I guess :))

Posted your Playground prize by Airmail yesterday - let's hope it doesn't take too long to arrive!

Hugs, Di xx

Bonnie said...

Love these little blue flowers, Cathy! Another gorgeous card!

Debs Willis said...

This is so pretty. Really like that embossed background
Debs x

Deepti said...

Gorgeous BG and stunning inking !

shirley-bee said...

This is so pretty, Cathy! I like how the flowers extend beyond the mat/frame.Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)