Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Jo's birthday - shades of mauve

I often mess about with my craft things with no particular aim in mind and end up with lots of odds and ends. While having a sort out the other day I found this Stampsmith picture (Maude) that I'd tried stamping with Brilliance Pearlescent Crimson but never used as well as a piece of aluminium I'd embossed and then coloured with eggplant alcohol ink. After some rummaging through the old paper stash, I found a piece of Diane's Daughters Rustic Gems Amethyst range (still available) and some lace which I sprayed with Adirondack eggplant colourwash. Added some grungeboard wings and hinges (coloured in eggplant and smeared with silver wax) some dew drops and a couple of flowers layered together - hey presto one birthday card for Jo!


This close up was actually taken by Jo and is much more accurate colourwise than my garden one.

18 comments:

joanne wardle said...

gorgeous. and you can really see the depth on the second picture too. I really love the shades you have used on this

Heather said...

That's a card and a half - I love it. Lucky Jo. I love the Grungebord hinges, it's great stuff and I've sent off for the alphabet pack. I'm hoping it'll come this week.

Creative Chaos said...

OMG Carol, this is fantastic !!!
Wanna know my birthday ?:-) lol
Patti xx

Janny said...

What a gorgeous piece of work!

Karin said...

Beautiful work Carol. Now I can see why you wanted the eggplant spray gorgeous colour.I love the complete effect of this card.

Sue B said...

that is fabulous!

deb said...

Stunning, I just love everyting about this Carol. The colour scheme is gorgeous.

Flippinpest said...

Stunning piece of work

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

A card to treasure. Thankyou so much Carol. Stunning.

Pia said...

wow what a great card, love the details and colours

Paula said...

I really love the colours & the 3 dimensional elements really add the the mysterious feel of this card.

Lavender Rose said...

Stunningly beautiful card! All the elements you have used go together perfectly.

Audrey said...

what a fabulous card, such lovely detail!

Marilyn Rock said...

This is a stunning card! It should be framed. :) Thanks for your lovely comments on my Blog.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my this is beautiful!
hugs
kim x

Marie75 said...

Great work ! Great blog.

craftytrog said...

Simply stunning Carol! Your artwork always inspires me! Lucky Jo!

Viola said...

Stunning piece! Love it!! :o)