Sunday, 1 May 2011


Wow, 2 posts in one morning! I obviously have some catching up to do!

This is a card for two challenges:

CES Challenge #34 - Inspirational picture from which I took the gingham and flower elements.

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #80 - Congratulations

The image was created with Sheena Douglass' Paint Fusion techniques and using the Daisy set of stamps to create the picture before applying the acrylic paint. A thin laminate of wood was used as the substrate for painting on and I made a simple crackle background before starting to paint the flowers.

The card is A5 in size in a gorgeous turquoise blue. Layered onto this is navy blue, blue gingham, turquoise blue and then the image which has been framed using a gold Krylon pen.

To match this, the word Congratulations was stamped using an Elusive Image (now Chocolate Baroque) stamp with Versamark ink and gold Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder.

A turquoise ribbon and bow completes the look.


  1. Hi Shirl, really gorgeous card for our challenge, love the flowers,thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  2. Beautiful card, Shirl! I love the painted flowers - you are very talented! Glad you joined us this week at Crafty Catz!

    Hugs, Dawn

  3. Hi Shirl
    A gorgeous card love the flower's,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  4. Hi Shirl wow fabulous results love the card and the image is gorgeous. with hugs Shirleyxxxx

  5. This is lovely! Thanks for joining us for the CES challenge this week!


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