Sunday, 16 August 2009

SWUS colour challenge

Hello is Sunday and that means one thing and one thing only, a new challenge has been posted over at SWUS!! Last week we had Christmas and this week we have a colour challenge. I like those the best. Hop over to check the inspirational picture. Gorgeous gerberas one of my fave's flowers in hot pinks, oranges and reds. Is mum's birthday on the 22nd of August so decided to make her a card in this weeks colours.

This card is quite different for me and not one I would like to receive myself if I am honest , but you see this is the perfect card for my mum. Firstly she adores flowers I mean she really , really likes flowers. She has the biggest collection of house plants( she s very proud of it too) I have ever seen (apart from when visiting a botanical garden) and buys fresh cut flowers every week without fail. So I thought what better card then this lavish bouquet of wonderful roses. Firstly I have stamped each rose and cut out, then I cut my pot out of some chocolate chip card stock and started arranging the blooms until I was happy. Some flower heads were popped onto dimensionals and some were simply glued down. Colours I have used here are Pink Passion, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red and Old Olive. A Rose is a Rose is the beautiful stamp set, I have also used the gorgeous Frame With a Flourish to underline the word Mama which was stamped with the Short Order Alphabet.Old Olive grosgrain was tied in a neat bow and placed amongst the flowers. I hope you are inspired to give those colours a go I would love to see what you come up with. Ok have a wonderful Sunday see you again soon. Hugs Monica xxx
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11 comments :

yvonne said...

This is beautiful card. Love the colours you have used, and the flowers, got to say , i would love it. But if we all liked the same things.. we would be boring!

Aimes said...

IKWYM with cards - love to make them but quite a few aren't really 'me' but really suit the recepient!
Saying that, your card is lovely! Love the bold colours and that bow is just sooooooo perfectly tied - I'm jealous! LOL!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Vicki said...

Great card Monica, such vibrant colours, I'm sure your Mum with be delighted with it.

Hugs
Vicki x

RoseOhio said...

This is a beautiful card, so rich and elegant! Your Mom will love it!

RoseOhio said...

What a beautiful card, so rich and pretty! Your Mom will love it!

lisa said...

This is just stunning Monica! I'm sure your Mom will love it!

Jackie said...

Wow! What a beautiful card Monica...tfs!!!

Rhonda Langley said...

Beautiful! Your arrangement is awesome!

Steph Herbert said...

Lovely! She will love it for sure!

Gini said...

Thanks for taking the time to teach us on Sunday Monica, I really enjoyed it, your enthusiasm is infectious! Seriously though, i did learn a lot from you about stamping, and now maybe I won't be so scared to do some more.

Thanks once again, I had really good time.
PS....have you converted Rose yet? lol

Love, Gini x

Nicci said...

ooo Mon those colours work so well together! Yummy xx