Sunday, November 6, 2011

Happy New Year...



Not quite yet.... but today's card is to celebrate New Year.

Happy New Year

I saw a challenge over at Cute Card Thursday ~ to be inspired by Fireworks.... 5th Nov is Guy Fawkes Night in the UK and also here in NZ.  The story behind it can be found here.  I chose to be inspired by fireworks.... sometimes we save our fireworks ( only on sale in NZ from 2nd to the 5th of Nov) and set them off at New Years.    This is a hybrid card... the city scape is a digi stamp from Hero Arts ( currently on sale at 2 Peas) called Silly Scape.  I printed it onto my card and then onto computer paper to make a mask.  I then sponged Stormy Sky and Pumice Stone distress ink for my night sky.  My fireworks were made with a flower stamp from Hero Arts.... the flower head only of the Silhouette Burst.  I used yellow and red markers to colour.  I coloured the city scape with Copics and then finished by matting the panel onto red then cream card.  Added a computer generated sentiment and some gems and stickles.  Not sure if it is cute enough for the challenge... but adding it anyway... also for Hero Arts bling challenge.

Now, in answer to some questions about yesterdays post...  this many cocoons for the Monarchs is a just a few more than usual... today Peter counted a total of 28 and lots more still to come...

Normally we get 10 or so.... but this year the butterflies have come early to lay their eggs and there seems an abundance.  I'll try and get some photos of some hatching...  we are going to have a very pretty sight this summer with all these butterflies.

Thanks for visiting ~ as usual I really appreciate you taking the time to call by and leave me such delightful comments.

Hugs

Dawn 

18 comments:

paula said...

Hi Dawn, Love the card It looks amazing & I love that you used a flower to make the fireworks. Here in Australia it's illegal to have fireworks unless you live in the Northern Territory & then you can set them off on one day of the year (not sure when). The Butterflies are amazing as well, love hearing a bit more about them. Good luck with the challenge xoxoxoxoxo

craftymonster81 said...

Lovely card
Lindsay xx

CinnamonSally said...

Fabulous card Dawn, love your flower fireworks.

Deirdre said...

Oh Dawn - your card is absolutely fab. Love it. Just spotted your monarchs - off to check yesterday's post now.

Lin said...

How creative, Dawn! Love this card - wishing you good luck on the challenge! And yes, please keep us updated on the monarchs!

Brenda said...

Brilliant card Dawn! Love the fireworks above the silliscape!

Lisa said...

How clever using the flower stamp, Dawn! Love how that turned out - it's perfect with the sillyscape :)

Deb said...

oh wow, that is an amazing card, love it!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
have a great day, Debxx

sheila said...

this is such a cool, cool card! I love how you created the firework explosions over the sky line...so creative! I wish we could meet too....kindered souls!

Vicky said...

Sorry I haven't commented much lately. I still check your blog regulary and love and admire each and every card you make :) How special that you have so many cocoons in your back yard, can't wait to see photos of the beautiful Monarchs when they emerge :) Hope you are feeling well. Hugs xxxx

Sanne said...

Such a festive card Dawn!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Dawn the flower as a firework behind your cityscape is "brilliant"!

Isha said...

Fantastic card Dawn. I love the fireworks too. I want to buy this silly scape now:)

Tiffany said...

That is a brilliant idea for your fireworks display! Love how creative you were with that stamp!

Julie said...

So cute. Love the fireworks for New Years. I really like how you did the fireworks. Very cute! So glad you joined us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

Julie

Mariƫtte said...

What a beautiful firework card Dawn!
How clever of you.

Love to see the monarchs popping out!

Suzanne C said...

Love the fireworks over the tops of the houses! Fab idea and great card. Can't wait to see your butterflies!

cardcreationsnz said...

A wonderful card. The fireworks look amazing above the houses.