Friday, September 9, 2011

Woodgrain Flower

Yesterday while blog surfing I came across this post from my friend Virginia, showing the card she had made for CREATE challenge ~wood grain.  Well it got me thinking...
I have a Hero Arts stamp that is called Woodgrain Flower.  I could enter this challenge - there was just time... so a quick little card came about.

Woodgrain Flower

I stamped the image with Versafine Vintage Sepia onto white card stock and used a large Spellbinders scallop die to cut it out.   I gently coloured the flowers with watercolour pencils as I knew I wanted to pop the big flower.  The red and blue felt flower has been sitting in my container of flowers for some time...just waiting for the proper moment to get used.  The flower was cut with a Spellbinders die and joined with a sparkly brad.  I cut the Chocolate SU card to fit the circle  (4 3/4 x 4 1/4 in).

Well I was pleased to see today, this card made the cut for the CREATE showcase.  It's quite exciting when someone else likes you card!   So a big thanks goes to Virginia, for reminding me and inspiring me to enter.

Exciting times in New Zealand today.... tonight is the opening ceremony for the Rugby World Cup.  Thousands of tourists have arrived to follow their teams.  20  teams from all round the world have converged here to play...( including USA, England, Ireland, Wales, France, Japan, as well as some smaller nations)  Rugby is BIG here in New Zealand and it's hoped our team ( All Blacks) will win... but we'll just have to wait till 23 October to see who makes the finals.   Tonight as part of the opening, there is going to be a 12 min Fireworks display.  We are heading to the carpark at Hubby's work to watch.  His building looks out over the harbour so we should get a good view.

Well time to head off for another walk!   Did .9km ( just over half a mile) this morning and will do it again this afternoon.  Plus had a outing this morning.  Yvonne took me to get my bloods done and we pottered around some shops and had a coffee.  Luckily the weather is superb.  Very warm and sunny.  Long may it last!!!!

Take care



Virginia L. said...

SO glad that my post inspired you to make one Woodgrain card! Congrats again on the feature in CREATE blog. I was so happy to see your card there! You just never know when inspiration strikes you, right!? Glad that you are out walking and about. HUGS!

Deirdre said...

Congrats Dawn - so thrilled to see your beautiful card in the CARDS gallery. Glad you are feeling a little better. Hugs to you.

Barb said...

Hi Dawn! I want you to know how glad I am that your surgery went so well and here you are walking, creating and sounding wonderful! Yay!! Love this fun card! Sending lots of love and hugs to you! :)

Trinh said...

Yay, Dawn, so happy to see your card on the Create blog! It's so pretty! And I'm glad you are recovering well from your surgery. Sending hugs!

Vicky said...

Well done on getting featured on the CREATE blog! It is a beautiful card and I love the way the big flower pops :) xx

Brenda said...

I do love that woodgrain stamp, it provides the perfect background for your card Dawn!