Saturday, May 29, 2010

Using a Wall for Inspiration

Morning everyone, a beautiful day here. Brenda-Lea over at PurpleLady reminding me that next week is the start of winter here. :-0 We no longer have aircons running and we don't tend to turn the fans on first thing of a morning so. So now that I think of it Winter is on it's way. :-) The other thing is we are starting to have beautiful clear sky days which means great time to be outside gardening which is where I will be tomorrow (Sunday) and also great time to be out in the boat and on the reef. Which were last beautiful. We went to Michaelmas Cay and snorkelled with the fish.

Now on to this card. I set the Weekly Inspiration Challenge over at Craftmad and this week thought I would use the above wonderful photo my daughter had taken while at Mission Beach once on holidays.

This is the card that I came up with and am very happy with the results. I have used SU Almost Amethyst for the base and second layer of the card. I cut four squares from the second layer and have mounted it on 3D foam to give a bit of dimension to the card. To fit behind the square cutouts I have cut squares from SU Sage Shadow, Apricot Appeal,Bashful Blue, Blush Blossom. To which I added a mandala sticker from the Sticker Store and then covered with Dimensional Magic. I created the flower by cutting three circles from SU Perfect Plum and design paper in the SU Almost Amethyst colour, scrunched them up and then opened them out flat. I then created the centre of the flower with more mandala stickers. The leaves I bought the other day from Scrap Therapy down in Babinda they are so lovely and feel like suede. They come in a roll and cut them apart.

Well I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.


  1. Hi dear only visiting your beautiful blog....hugs laura

  2. Beautiful card Merry (love the colours lol!) Your snorkelling sounds like lots of fun, happy gardening tomorrow, thats what we were going to do today and it rained most of the night, so might just have to craft instead lol! Take CareX:)

  3. Very pretty,fab design and gorgeous flower!!! I am also loving this weather,though we have had much needed rain this week.Enjoy your weekend!!

  4. Very pretty. The colors are so restful.

  5. You sound like your having wonderful weather. We are having nothing but rain and more rain. My poor flopwers are suffering and so are my spirits. So it was fun to visit you and your sunny cheery post. I think I could go snorkling in my driveway if it doesn't stop raining. LOL Love the card and you moms day card.

  6. So strange thinking of you going into winter as we are going into summer! Lovely card and great stickers! I finally used some of the stickers you gave me just haven't posted yet. Still trying to catch up!


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