Sunday, 18 April 2010

Waltzingmouse Blog Hop


Okay, so I know this was supposed to be yesterday, but I was composing the card in my head - I only have two of Claire's stamp sets (at the moment) so did not have a massive amount of choice - especially with the theme of Mother's Day. I decided on a simple sentiment 'with gratitude' and love the apples from the Peace and Plenty set. I had a great deal of trouble colouring the background, it should have been a lot smoother than this, but I don't think that chalk inks are the best ones for doing a soft blended background - will have to try chalks next time.

Anyway, hope you like, and I'm off to hop (boing! boing!)

17 comments:

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card, the background looks fab, lovely soft colouring on the basket too. Pauline x

Joanne Gilch said...

Simple and lovely. I like the chalks on this card!

Angela Mclean said...

I actually mega love the background.. the chalks DO work!!! Great coloring too.
Hugs,
Angela xxx.

Claire Brennan said...

Well I think the bg is very pretty and soft. I also love your colouring style on those wee apples! I'm so glad you were able to waltz with us!

Stephanie Kraft said...

So soft and beautiful.. just a lovely creation!!

Julia Aston said...

This is lovely! that basket of apples is so pretty and the bg stamping is super - I haven't inked up that basket yet - great sentiment for a Mother's day card!

Kelly S. said...

So soft and lovely! Love that basket image and the background you made!

Kelly S. said...

So soft and lovely! Love that basket image and the background you made!

Charmaine Stack said...

You did a great job on the background. It complements that lovely basket of apples perfectly. A sweet card.

Genevieve said...

So soft & pretty, love it :)

Nancy said...

Very Pretty card.
I think your background looks great!!!

Janet said...

Nice work...love the chalking

Melanie said...

Very pretty colours. I like the background too.

Laurie Marmon said...

Great use of the apples stamps. I like your card. Thanks for sharing.

Lee said...

So soft and pretty. Well done.

Antje said...

Love the CAS Style of your card and the way you added the label! i have those sets as well - great inspiration!

Polly Pierce said...

Better late than never! Lovely card, I especially like the way you've centred your image on the nestie diecut, it really makes it stand out. Lovely...