Wednesday, 17 August 2011

"No Clouds In The Sky"

Hi everyone, remember me? Well, with all your encouragement and lovely comments on my last post, I can confirm that I'm still breathing but at the same time, chanting..."keep calm and carry on...keep calm and carry on..." lol

Well, I did say that I was going to be flat out over the last few days (and the next few days too), and I was absolutely right but I'm just coming up for air and thought I'd pop on to say hello and of course, show you a card. I hope you like it...
This card features one of the lovely Gorjuss Girl stamps that were recently released by Personal Impressions and some of you might remember from quite a while ago that I absolutely adore Suzanne Woolcott's illustrations and as soon as I saw this one, I just knew that I had to have it.
I wanted to keep the overall look of this card, monochromatic but then add just a pop of colour and I really loved the way it turned out. I stamped the image onto watercolour paper and then hand painted it, using Kuretake's Art and Graphic Twin Pens.
To complete the card, I added one of Tim's messages which I stamped onto a journalling ticket. I crafted a lovely big flower which I made from some of the stripey papers that I had left over from a previous Gorjuss kit and finally added some of those fabulous Floral Flourishes from Spellbinders.



Well, it's time for me to tidy up my workdesk and clear away all my finished projects, ready for another day and another set of new projects.
I'll be around later to comment on all your lovely creations and I'm sorry if I've missed any of them but I promise that I do read everything and always find all of your work inspiring!!
See you soon and I'm still chanting...keep calm and carry on...keep calm and carry on... lol
Love Emma
xxx

7 comments:

  1. Hi Emma

    Oohh love this card love what you've created. I've just treated myself to some pre-printed Gorjuss papers from Kanban at a craft fair I went to last Sunday - so thanks for the extra inspiration (see you are helping to inspire people even when you don't realise you are doing it!!!!)

    Good luck with the work load, keep calm, carry on.... (just thought I would help you out a bit with your mantra! LOL

    Hugs

    Tina

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  2. OH YAY!!! the Gorjuss Girl is back! :D missed her around here lately! ;)

    it's one of the best lines of stamps ever...they're emo and bright all at the same time...and what's not to love about a dark hair girl holding a wee umbrella! :D

    Love the backing papers and the black & white is perfect!

    Super well done! :D
    <333

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  3. Lovely card, love the monochromatic with just a pop of colour. Fabulous flourish and floral too. Must admit I am feeling a little stressed with the amount I have going on so know how you feel LOL Tracy x

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  4. Loving everything about this card that little "pop" of colour is sheer genius

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  5. You know how much I love Gorjuss Girls too. The touch of pink (never have enough in my opinion! LoL) just makes everything pop. Beautiful.
    Can't wait to see the rest as I know you have been a busy bee.
    Much Love
    dL xxx

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  6. Just catching up, I always seem to be doing this!
    This is a stunning card. Love the way the pink just lifts the black and then 'pops' with the button on the flower! (Gorgeous stripey flowers by the way) Love it!
    Try not to get too stressed.
    Take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    Avril

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  7. This is absolutely Gorguss. Sorry, had to say it. I can see why you wanted that image so badly and I love the colour you've chosen for the card too. Take care and don't burn out.

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Thank you for all your comments and messages, they are all appreciated.
Please come back and visit me soon...
Emma ~xx

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