Sunday, 20 March 2011

Dream Valley Challenge 3 DT card and Sunday Sketch and Stamp

Good afternoon! It's time for another Dream Valley Challenge which for this fortnight is 'Mother's Day.' You don't have to make a card, just go where your fancy takes you as long as it fits the theme.

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Ok, on to my card! I recently bought he Sarah Kay cutie from Diesa to Die For and I love her so much! My Mum was a very good gardener, but unfortunately I've inherited precisely none of her talents! I have to stick with papercraft flowers instead!

The sketch is from Sunday Sketch and Stamp and it's a corker! The papers are DCWV (the Text paper) and Papermania Honey and Hugs. Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts. I distressed and stickled all the edges, and covered the watering can with Glossy Accents. I used round stickers in the top left and bottom right corners.

Here's a side view. You may notice that the strip of flowered paper used as a stop matches the pattern on the card top - I wish I could say that was the result of lots of thought and careful measurement, but I didn't even notice till after I took the pics!!

Do pop over to the Dream Valley blog and see the fantastic creations by my fellow teamies, and I do hope you'll join the fun this fortnight!

Okiedokie, time to scrub the kitchen floor. That's the trouble with sunshine coming through the window, it shows up all the grubby corners!

Thanks for looking!

luv, Mags x

Promarkers: Blush, Dusky Pink, Pastel Pink; Ivory, Buttercup, Canary, Mustard; Leaf Green, Lush Green; China Blue, Blue Pearl, Powder Blue.


Jennie said...

hahaha mags! Love it when those sort of things happen! I think the flowers look beautiful aligned or not! The papers fab!

Love your card! Those papers with mother words on them are awesome too!!

Cracking creation! Including the paper flowers ;)

Anonymous said...

aww I love the Sarah Kay Images,a nd this easel card rocks!

Love the papers and colouring!!!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card, love those papers. And how honest of you to say you hadn't planned that flower paper match, lol. xx

Carole of Brum said...

This is beautiful, Mags, I always think easel cards look so impressive too, bound to upstage all the other cards on the mantlepiece. CoB

melsanford said...

Beautiful card and a fab layout! Love the colours and the papers - and especially that little bit of sparkle :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Mel said...

Aww Mags
I love it! The colours are just lovely and that image is stunning! May need to get it hee!
I'm the same with gardening, I buy the £1 bulbs and seeds and hope for the best hehe!
Hugs melly xxx

Carrie's Corner said...

Love your card! Just special touches. I love all the stickles,glossy accents on the watering can and wonderful coloring. My mom is a florist and has the gardening touch too. Me, not near as much. Great job!


Khristen said...

I love that easel card, so funny that you didn't match it on purpose :) I do things like that all the time! I love the colors you chose, and the distressing/Stickles are a perfect touch! Fabulous! xoxo

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, cute card Mags, beautiful Sarah Kay image.

coops said...

gorgeous card mags.the image is beautiful and i love your stunning colours and papers :D

xx coops xx

Lin said...

This is gorgeous. What a clever accident with the matching paper strip. Bet you couldn't do that again if you tried.

Lin xx