Wednesday, 28 October 2015

80th Purple flowers

I've been making this card for my Mum's friend who is 80 very soon. She is  lovely and
I know she likes flowers and gardening so I hope she likes this.

I've used up some snippets of white card to stamp and emboss the flowers in bronze, my new favourite colour for embossing.
Then I smooshed an acrylic block onto a big and juicy ink pad and used a brush and water to paint the flowers. By using more or less water and blending the colours you can vary the shades of ink. I love these jewel colours.
I wanted a circle for the middle so I inked some paper and cut it out. Then I decided that needed a frame. I didn't have quite the right shade so I cut that out and painted it too.
I asked my daughter if it was too purple and she said 'Can you have too much purple?'

I even remembered to decorate the inside. I'm usually in too much of a rush and forget.

I hopped over to the Butterfly Challenge as I remembered that the challenge was to use embossing and butterflies. Whoops, way too late. We've moved on to N for Numbers. Well I do have a number on here so I'll enter anyway. I hope that is not a cheat, I promise to try harder next time. I always look at this challenge but rarely get round to making a card.
Pixie's Snippets Playground is celebrating Week 200 so I'll skip over and show them my card.  I think there is cake.
A huge thank you to Di who keeps the Playground open for us and must spend many hours keeping it in order. We appreciate you!


  1. These look like cloisonne. So beautiful! Good that your number lets you in to Mrs. A's too!

  2. This is so pretty and not a cheat at all. I agree with Bonnie and love the varying degrees of colour you have achieved on the flowers. Gorgeous shades. Thankyou for fluttering by #41. hugs Mrs A.

  3. Oh yes, there is DEFINITELY cake in the Playground at the mo! Come on over to tonight's party . .. . I've organised some ginger beer, Guiness; cake and MORE FIREWORKS. Oh, and some jacket spuds too.

    Lovely inking and embossing for your pretty card.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  4. NEVER too much purple Alison - this ia fabulous as I ador ethe bronze EP. I have some of that too and it really does look lush.

    Hope your Mum has a wonderful Birthday - am sure she's gonna just love your card!

    Too funny, I'm obviously following Sarn around commenting on Playground entries - so far I found her plans for bangers in rolls and a delivery of a few pizzas! And now this little lot :) Bet you'll all be sick! :)


    Di xx

  5. Gorgeous card Alison. Thank you for the comment that you've left on my blog. Ironically, I'm not on Facebook, I just did a Google search, so not quite everybody lol :)

  6. a very beautiful card love the colours x


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