Thursday, August 4, 2011

Lace, Glitter, Embossing

Morning everyone on this gloomy Thursday here in Gordonvale.  Heard a few drops of rain earlier this morning.   Hope we get a little more to green up the grass.

Today my card was one of the two cards I sent to my Craftmad partner Kerry for our July Swap.  We had to send two cards choosing a row from a tic-tac-toe grid.  I chose to do Lace, Glitter and Embossing.

I started with a black base card.  I embossed this lovely purple metallic card with my Victoria folder.  The other half of the card I covered with this lovely brown glitter paper.  My lace was then added down the centre of the card.   This lovely tag I received from the wonderful Stacie and she had stamped the Hydrangea on it for me.  I coloured the flower head with my Copic Markers.  Then the stem and leaves with my Aquamarkers.  Because I went out of the line on one leaf I decided to go around all the green edges and give them a blurred look....hopefully a little like they have been watercolour painted.  I then went around the edge of the tag with my Timber Brown ink pad.  Found these two great rub-on's to finish it all off.    I will share my other card tomorrow. :-)

Since I have mentioned Craftmad I would like to give you a few links to the exciting things happening over that way.

The groups are now open here for Craftmad members (free to signup) to join in the August swaps for sewing and cards.   Partners will be listed in the Forum section under Craft Swaps on Monday, 8th August.

Card Swap - 2 x Black and White Cards
Sewing Swap - a Lavender Sachet for the wardrobe

Some other links you may want to check out. Kaye is super organised again with a couple of sketches for inspiration. You will find the card sketch here and the scrapbook page sketch here. Be sure to click on these links to see Kaye's wonderful interpretation of these sketches.

Kerry and Kaye are very busy at the moment as they have another Create and Chat night organised for Friday, 12th August. Keep an eye on this link to find out more.

hey have also been busy behind the scenes organising a Girls Night In for the 21st October. Be sure to read all about it as there are things happening in the lead up to this night. Something starts today.....2nd August. You know the saying..."You have to be in it to win it". 

Well I think that is all the important stuff. Have a fun day now.

A couple of challenges I would like to enter:


  1. That tag looks familiar! LOL! Looks so pretty colored up! You did a great job!

    We finally got some rain but it ended up being a pretty big thunderstorm! Took down some limbs/trees and knocked some of the garden over! Geesh!

  2. I like what you have done with this one. I hope you get the rain. We finally are having summer, sunshine and warm. Not to hot yet, just right.

  3. Hi Merry, Gorgeous card and tag, it's so pretty....hope you get rain if thats what you need, we are in need of some sun, it has rained here all week long in the NW of England...I just hope we get some sunny weather before Autumn sets

  4. Hi Merry

    What a gorgeous card I'm sure your friend will love it!

    Thanks so much for joining us this week over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


  5. Sooooo pretty... love the lace and the tag and the colours... everything looks awesome.

    xxx Monica

  6. Hi Merry this is gorgeous I love how you have separated the two background colours with that beautiful lace, that tag looks super.
    Lorraine x

  7. Blogger must be playing up, I can only see a black square with a white triangle and exclamation mark!

  8. Thanks Linby for letting my know about the photo.....all fixed now. Fingers crossed.

  9. Thank you for joining the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show with your wonderfull Tag, wowzerssss love the colors and the elegance that it shows.... Hugs Terry xxxx


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