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Sunday, 17 July 2011

Pot Plant Emma

I can't believe where the last week has gone!  It's back to work tomorrow (groan) and it only feels like two minutes since I was there.  Do you think they would understand if I phoned in tomorrow and said I needed another week?  No?  Nah, me neither.  Sigh.

As the reaction to my first entry in this week's LILI OF THE VALLEY blue and pink challenge was, shall we say, restrained, I thought I'd have another go and see if this one goes down a bit better ......

This time I've used Emma Pot Plant and she is, of course, painted in Distress Inks


Papers are My Minds Eye, I think it was a free pack with a magazine and it's Spring themed.  Gorgeous, wish I'd got a second one! 

Felt quite pleased with myself for managing to curve the Hero Arts sentiment to fit the edge of the circle.  I used the waste from the Nestie, stuck it with tape to an acrylic block and that gave me the border to line up my sentiment with, took away the card, inked the stamp, took a deep breath and there it is.

Also tried the faux doilly edging for the first time today - don't think the result is too bad but I need to work out what to do with the ends to get them a bit neater.

Matting layer is simply white cardstock coloured with a Ruby ProMarker - I was trying to get it to tie in with the colour of the roses.

Here's the arty shot complete with cat hair (you can tell I don't dust often in the conservatory)


And the inside (again using the MME papers and a Hero Arts sentinment)


And just in case you aren't completely bored already, here's a close up on Emma and her pot plant


Thanks for visiting.

Hugs Sxx

15 comments:

Linda said...

Oh I love this one.. This is just adorable.. Very lovely work.. Hugs, Linda

The Crystal Elephant said...

Great card, very pretty. Love those papers xx

mariska said...

What a beautiful card!
Its lovely! And what a cute image!

Hugs mariska

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel love the LOTV image and paper's are fab have you seen the new LOTV christmas stamps
i had to buy some from the show
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Pink Dandelion said...

Aww this is so beautiful. Love the bright colours. Glad you had a lovely birthday and your card arrived safely. Hope you're not too busy on your first day back at work. Debs xx

Claire x said...

This is a really pretty card hun and I love the inside too. Hugs, Claire x

Chrissy said...

So pretty Squirrel...love the papers, those freebies packs are so fabulous,made me buy 2 magazines the other day just for the freebie papers AND stamps in the one packet..lol..lovely colouring and sweet image.You have a lovely set up to take photos..cat hairs and all.[I can't see any]
Luv CHRISSYxx

Tracy said...

This is so sweet and pretty, I love the image and your colouring is beautiful as always.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card, I like the sweet image, the papers and the colour combo.
kevin xx

Mina said...

oooohhhhh I think they would understand if you told them you needed more crafting time S lol...your card is a stunner and brilliant curving of the sentiment
Mina xxx

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card, delightful image and I love those MME papers :o)
Jackie xx

coops said...

stunning card squirrel.love your gorgeous colours and paper and i`ve not seen this stamp before, she is adorable and i love the edging around your nestie and fab design :D

xx coops xx

Zippy said...

I just adore this card, the image is soooo sweet and the colouring is perfect and love the lace! xxxx

Lee said...

Beautiful in every way.x

Marcea said...

so pretty .... gorgeous card xxxxxxxx

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