Saturday, 19 September 2015

Seed heads

Spent the last few days trying to find a short holiday and finally managed it yesterday - just one small point though - we go tomorrow!
So it's been literally a "chuck everything in the suutcase quick" kind of day!
In between this week I have managed to do a couple of cards, one or two inspired by Pinterest (of course!), and have started to try and put together a commisioned card which I confess for some unknown reason is proving really difficult.
Can't raise enthusiasm for it - so I know that although I have enjoyed my year so far it has actually been very tiring  - the travelling especially - and I think I DO need a few days rest doing not a lot except lazing about.
The pic isn't too good on this card - it's not very sharp (a bit like me!) - but the stamping IS - not blurred like it shows here!

This was a 'necessity' make for someone who is not very well - but didn't want a 'Get Well Soon' type of card as it isn't appropriate.

My fave white linen card used throughout.
The poppy head stamps are eons old and may have been bought at a long ago visit to the NEC. Same with the script stamp - eons old!

Used some Distress inks  (Wild Honey/Scattered Straw/Mustard Seed/Squeezed Lemonade) on a scrap piece of card, stamped the poppy and script and then tied round the trim.
Stuck onto another piece of card then layered onto the base card.

Am popping this into the Playground as I did use a couple of pieces of scrap for the layers.
Am hoping to get internet connection whilst I am away so will be able to keep in touch.

Other Challenges -
Crafts 4 Eternity - Handwriting
RRR- Orange plus trim
Addicted to Stamps - Make your Mark
Crafty Creations - It takes 2
Retro Rubber - Ombre

Catch up with you all soon. x


Jacee said...

This is so lovely, I adore how you've done this, keep going back to have another look LOL it's fabulous!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Monika Reeck said...

oh wooow your focus flower looks so adorable with that green and script stamp
gorgous and adorable CAS card I love this
thanks for joining us at ATSM this week hope you join again next wednesday :)
Monika (DT Member)

Lee said...

Ooooh,have a lovely time.Stunning card.x

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours in the shading and a great image.
Have a great rest and relaxation

Kath x

Meggymay said...

A lovely elegant card, Hope you have a good holiday.
Yvonne xx

Canonbury creations said...

Fab card Viv, I love the script and seed heads. Hope you have a relaxing holiday!
Val x

brenda said...

This is very much my kind of card Vic and really love what you have done on this one.

Enjoy your break away and relax and hopefully in the sunshine.

B x

Doreen said...

Love the fab image,this is just gorgeous.Enjoy your break

Jackie said...

This is just perfect, I love it.
I hope you enjoy your well earned rest :o)
Jackie xx

Sue said...

Beautiful card Viv,enjoy your holiday xx

Unknown said...

I am in love with your card! The masking, the use of white space, the ombre technique and the bottom design layer (can't tell for sure that it is with the card or that the card is resting against it... either way, it is a great effect!) Thanks so much for including Retro Rubber in your stamping fun this week. Hope to see you in the gallery often!!

Neva Cole said...

What a wonderful clean and simple card with beautiful use of the ombre effect. Thanks for playing along with us a Retro Rubber!

Jane Knudsen said...

What a beautiful card! Perfect ombre effect and I love that linen paper! I am going to have to CASE this one! Thank you so much for joining us at Retro Rubber!! jane

Karen Letchworth said...

Hello, Viv! Your card is gorgeous. Thanks so much for stopping by to share it in our Orange You Glad It's Autumn Challenge. We appreciate your participation, and hope that you will join us again soon. And don't forget Really Reasonable Ribbon for ALL your ribbons, laces, and trims (and so much more). We're here to help you find the perfect trims for your next project. Thanks for joining us.
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Pia S said...

Love the effect of your inking, going from darker to lighter orange, and the stamped script makes a beautiful background for the flower image.

Claire Grantham said...

This is stunning!! I love it, the ombre is great and I love all of the elements and how they compliment each other.. Thanks for playing with us at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

Debbie Mageed said...

What a beautiful card! I really love your Ombre technique on this card! Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber and hope to see you back soon!

michele said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Christine Traversa said...

Super lovely and elegant! Thanks so much for doing our challenge!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This CAS card is so artfully done! Love the inking!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

An Occasional Genius said...

Hope you've had a wonderful restful holiday Viv. This is perfect for those occasions when Get Well isn't appropriate but you need to let someone know you care xx

Liz said...

Fabulous card. I love the shaded background. xx

Unknown said...

Fabulous and elegant card with such a pretty stamp, beautifully designed and embellished. Thank you for joining our 'it takes two' challenge at Crafty Creations Challenges and please come back again for the brand new one.
Anna xxx

Pat said...

This is simple but really elegant Viv and the colours are beautiful. You have obviously had your holiday so hope you had a lovely relaxing time. x