Saturday, July 16, 2011

Fun flowers

I have always enjoyed using Penny Black's Gossamer Flower stamp and last week I used it on a panel of yellow distressed  card I'd made awhile ago.  I had been playing round with distress inks and Perfect pearls gold spray.
Gossamer Flowers

Once I'd stamped the flowers I coloured them with distress inks.  I was then at a loss as how to make it into a card so went to Penny Circle Flickr group (here) and saw this lovely card by Lana.  I CASE'd her card... using the design, changing the colours around and using the page of an old book which I distressed.

I have entered this into two Penny Black challenges.... Penny Black blog ~ Distressing and Penny Black at Allsorts ~ Flowers

I also gave this card together with some yellow daisies to my son's boss and his wife for putting on dinner last night to celebrate his completing his apprenticeship.  We had a lovely night.  Here is my boy celebrating

Now a fully qualified builder.  And here's the card I made for him....
Kieran "Bob" the Builder

Hope you are all having a great weekend.  I got all the house work done this morning and got to spend a few hours in the craft room.




Betty said...

love your card - i too have been playing more with the distress inks - will have to try the perfect pearls again with it. have fun stamping this weekend.

Barb said...

That first card is beautiful, Dawn! Love the way you used the book page and the colors are so pretty! What a fun card for your son! So cute! Glad you all enjoyed the celebration!

Alice Wertz said...

your first card is so beautiful, Dawn! love the warm colors. and i love the simplicity of your second card. congratulations to your son, too! hope you have a wonderful weekend! =)

Lisa said...

Lovely card, Dawn! I love this PB stamp and you've colored it beautifully. As for Bob the Builder -- he's too cute! Congrats to your son on his achievements!

Suzanne C said...

That bob the builder card is too cute and fun for your son as he has finished his apprenticeship! Love the yummy sunny flower card. Wonderful warm tones!

Jacqueline said...

Congrats to your son! My son is doing the same thing and is an apprentice here in the region.
Your beautiful sunny card speaks summer in all languages!!

Sherri Thompson said...

Beautiful card, Dawn-love the rich colors and the text paper!