14 August 2009

Raspberry Suite Colour Challenge #14 - Best Wishes

There's a lady at our church who is one of those lovely ladies that the whole town calls "Aunty", and anyway about 2 years ago she had a stroke and ended up in a nursing home, she doesn't have much family left in town and her son has organised her a place in a new home up in QLD closer to where he lives, so we have organised a care package to send up to her. Of course I volunteered to make the card. I originally started making a card in more traditional 'old lady' colours but it was a complete disaster (I mean a pull the brads out throw it in the bin kind of disaster) and then I was getting ready for take 2 and spotted Dawn McVey's latest Raspberry Suite Colour Challenge and decided the colours would be perfect to brighten up her new room.
I was lucky enough to be RAK'd some of the new US in colours by a friend (she doesn't have a blog but thanks Faith!) so I interpreted the colour Challenge as Melon Mambo, Very Vanilla, Lovely Lilac & Bravo Burgundy (Rose Red was too pink).
To get the scallop circle I cut a circle then used the Scallop Edge punch to punch around the edges, I'm happy with the final result but it was a little tedious, you have to punch 1 scallop at a time, I so have to get myself some Nestibilities...
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Short & Sweet
Ink: Lovely Lilac, Versamark, Melon Mambo
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Lovely Lilac, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Clear EDP, Crafters Tool Kit, Bravo Burgundy 5/8" Grosgrain, Large & Small Oval & Scallop Edge Punches, Button from stash, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die

3 comments:

Robyn said...

It's gorgeous Zarna! The butterfly goes so well with the Baroque swirl!! btw love your classy new blog header too!

Terri E. said...

Love your embossing and paper pierceing details. Awesome job on Dawn's color challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E

Marcia P said...

Oh wow, this is stunning.

:) Marcia P