Monday, 18 April 2011

All That Jazz

It's a new week and the start of another one that I'm hoping will be full of creation...believe me, with all my pending projects that I'm working on ~ it has to be!!! lol

So, I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and the sun shone on you, wherever you are! My weekend was taken up with a little bit of work on the new Clarity samples for next month's shows and of course, my Dad's birthday.

Which leads me to my card share for today...and here it is, I hope you like it!
When it comes to one true love is beautiful papers. I can get lost in some of the designs that are around and I have so many favourite companies to choose from, including My Mind's Eye, Craftwork Cards, Kaisercraft, Anna Griffin and of course, Tim Holtz. But there was one collection that really did blow me away when I saw it and that is the stunning, Curtain Call from my no.1 company at the moment....the wonderful, Graphic 45. They were just the epitome of all that I adore and yes, it was love at first sight!!
But saying that, when a collection is this good, how do you bring yourself to use them? Hmm, it was hard but this was for a special birthday and therefore, I did the dreaded deed and I took a pair of scissors to them. I just hope I did them justice???
The huge hibiscus flower was made using Tim's Tattered Florals die and really it was just me playing and experimenting with my love of making paper flowers. It's is quite a labour intensive process, as I sprayed each layer with Cosmic Shimmer Mists and then built them up to create the bloom but to be honest, there are days when I don't feel like stamping or making a complete card but find making the flowers very cathartic.

So, I really hope that this card was worthy of the build up that I created on Friday, in my last blog post and I hope you will come back to take a look at the second card I made, using more of the papers from Curtain Call.
Hope you all have a fabulous Monday!!
See you soon.


  1. Gorgeous!!! that flower is stunning :D
    Julie xx

  2. Fab - u - lous !!!- I love it Emma. That flower ROCKS!!!

  3. oh wow! I see what you mean about these backing papers! they're STUNNING! :-o

    and what a perfect card for probably the world's number one Jazz fan! ;) the keys and the sheet music really goes so well with the images and of course that brilliant hibiscus flower! really gives one the feeling of a raucous night out at The Cotton Club! :D

    Gorgeous and perfect for a special birthday! <333

  4. Really love those papers and images.
    Your flower is stunning, well worth the effort it must have taken to make, and such a beautiful colour.
    Avril x

  5. Beautiful, not much more to say!

    Liz x

  6. You certainly did do it justice, Emma. It's more than a card, it's a work of art. I love the little UTEE embellishment and that flower is something else.
    I hope your Dad had a great day.
    Hugs Lisax

  7. Emma, this is wonderful! The papers are something else indeed and how refreshing to see a flower on a man's card - it even looks like a masculine flower, if you know what I mean! Fabulous! xx

  8. Ooh, I bet your Dad loved it Emma, it's gorgeous! The flower is simply stunning - I love how you have used this die!
    Hope you have a great week ahead ;).

    Much love,
    Helen xxx

  9. I totally love it and don't know how you had the courage to cut into that fabulous paper! That flower is a stunner too!

    Love Lynda xxx


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Emma ~xx

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