Friday, August 31, 2012

Friends are Flowers

These flowers and the sentiment piece were both from a friend in our stamping group from Canada who wasn't able to make it to our Group Gathering in June. Thanks again, Annie! I still have more to use!

I colored the flowers three times, til I was finally satisfied with them. First I used some really cheap watercolors - too pale and chalky. Then I added some Copics, but still too light. I added more Copics and they are acceptable. Not great, but acceptable. I spritzed the flowers with some glimmer mist type spray. The card is a style I learned at our Group Gathering. I made several of them when I was there - to be finished later. This is the first one I've used. It's a double folded card. I put patterned paper (from Recollections) on the second page and stamped some birthday greetings from PSX. The inside is still blank, waiting to be written in.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon!


Sheri said...

Such a pretty card. Love the embossing you did and the strip of paper to set it off.

Sandy said...

Oh Lynette, I really like this card. I'm always looking for just a little different fold. However, I find alot of non tradition folded cards don't stand to be displayed well. This one is great. Thanks for more inspiration as always.

Shoshi said...

Lovely as always, Lynette. I love the embossing you frequently do as a background to set off your toppers so beautifully. This one looks like those plates people collect! Very unusual.

Thanks for your lovely comment - glad you like my latest effort. Thanks for asking - Dad's still in hospital, very up and down but cognitively he's not good. Mum is coping OK on the whole. My hubby's going over a lot to keep an eye on things.


Chookarooni said...

Lovely, lovely card Lynette! Happy Labour Day!

JUDI said...

Lynette, You share with us sooo many wonderful things that you and your Group Gathering Friends have done. Thank you for sharing. Do you have to load a trailer to take it all home?(ha ha)
This card is so NEAT, I love the fold you used, and the flowers set it off nicely.
With Love Judi
P>S> I hope next year I can meet all of you.