Sunday, March 16, 2008

Enchanted Greeting

Here's another card using paper from the Enchante pack. This time I have used two different papers, both layered on Perfect Plum cardstock. I just find these papers so pretty, they really appeal to the old fashioned part of me. The sentiment was stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock with Perfect Plum ink and punched out with the small oval punch, which is a perfect fit for the small oval hodgepodge frames. Once again I have used Aged Copper hodgepodge, and I have some ivory organdy threaded through the frame as well. The square motif was stamped three times on Very Vanilla cardstock, the bottom later uses Close to Cocoa, the second layer uses Perfect Plum and the top layer uses Chocolate Chip. All have been coloured using markers, however for the top image I wanted an inbetween shade of Plum so I used the Pale Plum marker to pick up some Perfect Plum and worked from the inside of the flower out to the edge, picking up more Perfect Plum before each stroke. Each layer is raised on dimensionals (can you tell I love my dimensionals?). The green layer of paper has been double stamped (thank you Stamp-a-ma-jig, I love you too!) with the large motif using Perfect Plum ink to give a very dark Plum colour.

After my post this morning we took the girls shopping. Not regular shopping, tricksy shopping. This is when we tell them we are going shopping at an odd time but really have a surprise outting up our sleeve. This time we didn't go quite so far as Queensland, just to Speer's Point to see Webers Circus. The girls absolutely loved it! They clapped, they laughed, and they gasped through two hours or great entertainment. It's worked out really well that they are in town now because I'll be at SU! convention when the Newcastle Show is on. Not sure where Webers are headed next, but they're worth checking out wink


Rebecca Munro said...

Lovely as usual Carol! I have these papers, but haven't done anything with them yet... you might have inspired me.

I love the idea of tricksy shopping. That's a cool thing to do. Sounds like a great day. :)

Night Owl Designs said...

Oh, I love this one!

Angela said...

Stunning card Carol! Very elegant and so beautifully made as usual.

Cardmaking Galore said...

Lovely card, its elegantly beautiful

Ryemilan said...

Hi Carol,

I love this card. The Enchante paper is a favourite of mine. Beautiful colours and so elegant.