Monday, 13 April 2015

Happy Birthday Mo...

Hello 

Gosh did you hear that noise last night?  It was a loud whoosh as the weekend just skated past!!  It was a good weekend at Chez Hettie but very quick.  Anyone know where that shiny thing in the sky has gone?

I have been meaning to share this card I made a little while ago for a certain friend of mine.  It took a fair while to get to the recipient so didn't share when I meant to.  

Background was made from swooshing some DIs onto my craft mat (can't for the life of me remember what colours exactly but if you need to know I will try and remember a little harder).  Then I sprayed some water and dabbed the card into it drying, and repeating.  

After the background was dry I took one of the colours and my favourite Tim Holtz stamp and stamped it.  The Sentiment is Hero Arts and was NBUS at the time!

Next flowers.  Now I know this person really likes flowers so cut several layers using a Sizzix die.  Coloured with more DIs before drawing "veins" in with Copics.   The camera has made the veins look quite stark but IRL they were a little muted.  
Out came my moulding mat and I set about making three different flowers just by moulding them differently in each  case.  I liked the look, though the card tried to split into layers so I must remember not to use that particular card again for this.  Some leaves which I coloured again with DI (Mowed Lawn - funny how I remember this one!) and then set about adhering the flowers to the background.

One envelope to match and I was ready to post the card over the water.

I used Snippets on this card so off to join the Snippets Playground.  

Have a great week, and if anyone sees the yellow shiny thing please put it back in the sky.

Thanks for calling by.

Hettie

13 comments:

Di said...

Oh how pretty this is Sam - LOVE those flowers against your gorgeous background.

We have the big yellow disc in the sky here right now :)

Hugs

Di xx

Jean said...

Pretty card, I love the background you made, and the lovely flowers.
Jean x

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card, love the background and the beautiful purple flowers are so striking, Cathy x

Mrs A. said...

Purple flowers are really striking against the turquoise background. Typing like mad whilst I have the green light on the internet. Been up and down again all day. Hugs Mrs A.

TwinkleToes2day said...

A very beautiful card and how clever of you to get the flowers into different shapes, it gives them a lot of texture and adds more to the card. I bet your friend really loves it. What a fab gift in itself.
The big yellow thing has left our part of the sky too *sigh*, but it has been amazing lately so I'm sure it will return to us both. :-D xo

SARN said...

WOWZER that's a lovely floral card Sam. Such pretty flowers and a good idea to make three different types.
GORGEOUS.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Bonnie said...

I love the purple flowers on the blue background, Sam! It's amazing how you made the 3 flowers look so different from each other. Lol, when my card separates, I call it more petals!

Jenny L said...

Hi Sam,
oh this is gorgeous.
Love that fab background you have created, and those wonderful flowers too.
lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous background and just love those flowers, two fabulous colours together too.

Kath x

scrappymo! said...

This beautiful card is still gracing my mantle...along with a beauty from Darnell too.

I am such a lucky lady to have you make me this gem. The flowers are superb! The aqua shade of the background is a favourite colour of mine too!

Hope you got my gushing email thanking you!

Karen Petitt said...

Me likey and me lovey! Right up my street with those gorgeous DI shades of blue - they have actually become my favourite colours to grab for - love them! Then the pop of those beautiful pink flowers - stunning work I bet Mo loved it! Karen x

Alison C said...

This is great. I love the background and WILL have a go.

butterfly said...

Love your bold dimensional flowers - such a cheerful card.
Alison xx